Franciscan Young Adults (YouFra)

Our Young Adult Ministry is called YouFra, which is an inverted acronym for Franciscan Young Adults.  YouFra is a fellowship of young people who feel called by the Holy Spirit to make, in fraternity, an experience of Christian life, in the light of the message of St. Francis of Assisi, and to deepen their understanding of their personal vocation.  Our outreach is directed towards college students and young adults.  Young adulthood refers to people in their late teens, twenties, and thirties; single, married, divorced, or widowed; and with or without children.

Spring 2020 Calendar and Newsletter
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Upcoming Events:  (Spring 2020)

No Greater Love:
A Biblical Walk through of Christ‘s Passion
Filmed on location in the Holy Land, No Greater Love is a new five-part video series and full-length book that reveals Christ’s amazing love for us. Biblical experts reveal how Old Testament prophecies, messianic expectations, biblical symbolism, and historical context shed light on the mystery of Christ’s suffering and death. With these insights, Catholics can come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of God’s immeasurable and unconditional love—drawing closer to Jesus than ever have before.

Topic: The Prayer of the Agony
Date: Wed, March 4, 2020
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Topic: “Are you Christ?”
Date: Wed, March 11, 2020
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Topic: The Trial before Pilate
Date: Wed, March 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Topic: The Death of the Messiah
Date: Wed, March 25, 2020
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Topic: The Seven Last Words
Date: Wed, April 1, 2020
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Each Session will Begin with a Soup Supper.

Franciscan Night Canceled
No Franciscan Night due to Holy Week activities.
Date: Wed, April 8, 2020

Good Friday Taize Service with the Relic of the True Cross 
Taize is just an elegantly simple service: short song chants, often in Latin, repeated over and over in the candle lite dark of the Church. Then a short Scripture reading followed by profound silence as we gaze upon, consider, contemplate, and imitate the crucified Christ on the cross. The service will
conclude with a blessing from the Relics of the True Cross.
Date: Friday, April 10 2020
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Purchasing a Home:
How to prepare to buy your first-home.
Preparing to purchase a home can be a complicated process filled with lots of questions: How much house could I afford to purchase? How much of a down payment do I need? Which house features are must-have vs. nice-to-have based on my finances? What about home inspections, homeowner insurance, quality of schools, etc… The list goes on. Jerome Doris, parish manager at St. Mary’s Basilica for over ten year and a licensed real estate broker will guide us through an overview of the home purchasing process.
Date: Wed, April 15 2020
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Habitat for Humanity
Receive an overview of Habitat for Humanity and its mission to low-income and homeless families.  Afterwards we will be invited to volunteer on a local site on a future date. The activities of the day can vary and may including painting, drywall, framing, carpentry, roofing, site clean-up, and landscaping. Instruction and tools are provided on site and no experience is necessary.  A great way to help those in need and learn some basic home maintenance skills.
Date: Wed, April 22, 2020
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Potluck Social: Bring your favorite dish.
Date: Wed, April 29, 2020
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM

For More Information:

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

YouFra is an official Arizona State University Student Organization.  To be placed on the YouFra Membership Roster please email Br. Scott with your name, address, phone number and email address.  You will receive a weekly text message of upcoming events.