Young Franciscans (YouFra)

YouFra Greetings:
Welcome to Young Franciscans (YouFra), a young adult ministry to college students and young adults (18-39 years).  A place to discover community, prayer and service in the Franciscan tradition. Please join us for one or all of our events.

Upcoming Events:  (Spring 2023)

André House Service Project

André House is dedicated to serving Jesus through others, as challenged in the Gospel, “…I was a stranger, and you welcomed me. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you took care of me. I was in prison, and you visited me.” (Matthew 25:35-36).  We will help prepare and serve dinner for homeless individuals and families.

Date:  March 18, 2023
Time:  3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location:  André House / 213 S 11th Ave / PHX, AZ
Sign-Up Required:  André House Registration

Veggie Tales Watch Party

Come bring out your inner child and join us for a veggie tales watch party! We will be watching some episodes and then reflecting on different biblical themes in them. Veggie trays will be provided.

Date:  March 31, 2023
Time:  7:00 PM
Location:  Social Hall

Young Adult Mass + Dinner 

Come join in faith and fellowship with our young adult group with our monthly mass. We will attend the 5pm Saturday Mass together and then be going out to dinner. 

Date:  April 1, 2023
Time:  5:00 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica

The Universal Church

Join us for a discussion about what makes our church so universal. We will be discussing different church traditions in various cultures.

Date:  April 12, 2023
Arrival Time:  7:00 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Social Hall

Called and Gifted Retreat

Come join us for a weekend of reflection and renewal! We will be hosting a retreat to reflect on and discover the gifts that God has gifted us with. Event registration will include a room and food for the weekend.

Date:  April 21 – 23, 2023
Arrival Time:  5:00 PM
Location:  Franciscan Renewal Center
Sign Up:  Retreat Registration
Payment: $75 here and select “Youfra Event Payment”.
Scholarships for retreat available on request. Please email [email protected]

What is YouFra?
Young Franciscans (YouFra) is a fellowship of young adults in the United States who feel called by the Holy Spirit to make, in community, an experience of Christian life, in light of the message of St. Francis of Assisi, and to deepen their understanding of their personal vocation.

Join the YouFra Roster:

Fill out the below information to be placed on the YouFra texting / email roster to receive the latest information or last minute updates.

Need more information?

YouFra Leadership
Email:  [email protected]

YouFra Spiritual Assistant
Br. Scott Slattum, OFM
Phone:  602-354-2082
Email:  [email protected]