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.

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Upcoming Events:  (Fall 2021)

Prayer and Temperament – Part I
Shelter-at-Home has forced us to spend all day with our families and college roommates.  In close quarters, we began to notice their quirks and habits that can get on our nerves.  In this session, we will explore temperament and how to foster effective relationships with others by recognizing and honoring our differences.  We will utilize the Keirsey Temperament Sorter to identify our personality preferences.

Date:  Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Time:  7:00 to 8:30 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica – Social Hall

Prayer and Temperament – Part II
We will investigate the relationship between our temperament and different schools of prayer. We will explore Thomistic, Ignatius, Augustinian, and Franciscan forms of Catholic spirituality. We will learn how to utilize our inherent personality strengths to enrich our prayer life and our relationship with God and others.

Date: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Time:  7:00 to 8:30 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica – Social Hall

Community Night – Cranium Party Game
After a year of social distancing it is good to gather together for some good old fashioned fun.  Join us for a night of Cranium.  A party game billed as “The Game for Your Whole Brain.”  Spell a word backwards, drawing with your eyes closed, and solving puzzles are just a few of the activities you might encounter.  Plenty of food, music, prizes and laughter will accompany the night.  Bring a friend.

Date:  Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Time:  7:00 to 8:30 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica – Social Hall

Habitat for Humanity Orientation
Habitat for Humanity mission is to help build homes for low-income families.  They seek to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.  You are your friends are invited to help build a home.  Attend our orientation session and then sign-up to help build a home on a Saturday.  Instruction and tools are provided on site and no experience is necessary.

Date:  Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time:  7:00 to 8:30 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica – Social Hall

Managing Life’s Ups and Downs
No one is immune from stress.  Stress is unavoidable and potentially helpful at the same time.  Together will explore helpful tools to understand and deal with the stresses young adults’ face, that is, the changes, challenges, and occasional crises that are part of everyone’s lives and how our faith can anchor us during times of stress.  Clinical Social Worker, Mitch Krmpotich will facilitate tonight’s session.

Date:  Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Time:  7:00 to 8:30 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica – Social Hall

For More Information:


YouFra S
piritual Assistant
Br. Scott Slattum, OFM
Phone:  602-354-2082
Email:  sslattum@smbphx.org


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.