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)

Fall 2021 Newsletter and Calendar 
Please download the newsletter and share with other young adults.

The Refuge Café:  Agape Latte Night
Join us for a relaxed evening of coffee, wine, refreshments, and faith sharing.  This after hours event at The Refuge Café sponsored by YouFra will help support Catholic Charities mission to help our community’s most vulnerable with solutions that permanently improve lives.  Bring a friend and enjoy a free specialty coffee drink.

Date:  Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Time:  7:00 to 8:30 PM
Location:  The Refuge Café / 4727 N. 7th Ave. / Phoenix, AZ
Event Type:  In Person

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:  Saturday, October 16, 2021
Time:  3:30 to 7:00 PM
Location:  We will gather at the André House at 213 S 11th Ave / Phoenix
Event Type:  In Person
Sign-Up Required:  André House Sign-Up

Eucharistic Adoration
Join us for an evening of Eucharist Adoration at St. Mary’s Basilica. This will be a “silent” adoration hour.

Date:  Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time:  7:00 to 8:30 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica – Social Hall
Event Type:  In Person and Live-Stream on Facebook

Let it Roll Bowling
Bring $5 and bowl for two hours. YouFra will cover the rest. Night includes two slices of pizza, large soda, unlimited popcorn and plenty of laughter and fun. You cannot beat this deal. Bring a friend. This event requires an RSVP. Limited Participants.  Event held at Let it Roll on 8925 North 12th Street / Phoenix, AZ 85020.

Date:  Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Time:  7:00 to 9:00 PM
Location:  Let it Roll / 8925 North 12th Street / Phoenix, AZ 85020
Event Type:  In Person 
Registration Required:  Let it Roll Bowling

Habitat for Humanity House Build
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 for Ivan and Fanny on Saturday, November 6th from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM.  Instruction and tools are provided on site and no experience is necessary.  Please read and complete the volunteer packet/online form below:

Date:  Saturday, November 6, 2021
Time: 7:30 to 1:00 PM
Volunteer Registration:  Volunteer Sign-Up
Volunteer Information:  Volunteer Information Packet

Handling Anger, Managing Conflict
Anger is a basic human emotion, and conflict is the inevitable result when anger comes between people who are trying to be in relationship with each other. When people express anger in loud, hostile, or violent ways—or do not express it at all—relationships suffer. Together we will explore our attitudes toward anger and reflect on a process for evaluating and addressing conflicts in positive and appropriate ways.

Date:  Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Time:  7:00 to 8:30 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica – Social Hall
Event Type:  In Person and Live-Stream on Facebook

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:  Saturday, November 20, 2021
Time:  3:30 to 7:00 PM
Location:  We will gather at the André House at 213 S 11th Ave / Phoenix
Event Type:  In Person
Sign-Up Required:  André House Sign-Up

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.