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.

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.


Upcoming Events:  (Spring 2021 – 2022)

The Rosary
The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer. It begins with the Apostles’ Creed, which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Our Father, which introduces each mystery, is from the Gospels. The first part of the Hail Mary is the angel’s words announcing Christ’s birth and Elizabeth’s greeting to Mary.  Join us as we discover and pray the Rosary.

Date:  Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Time:  7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica

Main Event – Tempe
Join Young Franciscans (YouFra) for a night out at Main Event in Tempe, AZ.  The night includes bowling, laser tag and arcade games.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.  This event is open to 20 young adults.  Registration is required for this FREE event. 

Date:  Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Time:  7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location:  Main Event – Tempe / 8545 S. Emerald Dr. / Tempe, AZ / 85284
Sign-Up Required:  Main Event – Tempe

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.