EMBARK: College Ministry
We are a community in our college-age and early 20’s (18-24) embarking into young adulthood. We come together to share our experience of college discernment, our vocation and careers, and other important life-events as we embrace our faith.
Currently, we have one regular monthly gathering on a Wednesday evening and we participate in different activities together throughout the year.
(For location information and details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the address!)
Embark Wednesday Dinners –
Whether you are going away to college or staying in there area, we would love to keep in touch with you!
Feel free to email us at email@example.com for more information on how you can stay involved in college or if you have any questions.
There are some daunting statistics out there, but of course, you don’t need the numbers. Only 30% of Americans raised Catholic are still practicing (Sherry Waddell), but you know that from your friends and family, just like you know from experience what Pew tells us, which is that 80% of people who leave their Catholic faith do so by 23. Here’s another thing I’m sure you don’t need us to say: living out your faith in today’s world, whether in the workplace, at college, at home, or with your friends, as someone who is college aged, can be incredibly difficult.
That’s the point of this ministry at St. Mary’s. We want to get together and provide a place for you to share your faith with one another. To journey with one another. To deal with issues together. To learn about your faith. And most of all, to know that you have a home here at the Parish, and because of that you are never alone. Come, share a meal, pray, and be a part of a community that is always here for you no matter where you are.
“The future is in your hearts and in your hands. God is entrusting to you the task, at once difficult and uplifting, of working with Him in the building of the civilization of love.”
-St. John Paul II