Franciscan Young Adults (YouFra)

Who are Young Adults?
Young adulthood refers to people in their late teens, twenties, and thirties; single, married, divorced, or widowed; and with or without children.

What is Young Adult Ministry?
Young Adult Ministry is to, with, by and for young adults and strives to develop and implement the following five goals of young adult ministry.

Goal 1:  Connecting Young Adults with Jesus Christ.
Goal 2:  Connecting Young Adults with the Church.
Goal 3:  Connecting Young Adults with the Mission of the Church in the World.
Goal 4:  Connecting Young Adults with a Peer Community.
Goal 5:  Connect Young Adults with the Franciscan Intellectual and Spiritual Tradition.

What is the name of our outreach?

Our Young Adult Ministry is called YouFra, which is an inverted acronym for Franciscan Young Adults.  It refers to a group of young adults who feel called to follow Christ in the example of St. Francis of Assisi.

Our Pastoral Plan:
In the summer of 2018 the Franciscan Friars, the Secular Franciscans, and St. Mary’s Basilica desired to hear our young adults life stories, their reason for disaffiliating from the Church, their needs, struggles, and joys in their own words – directly, candidly, and without filter.  Out of this conversation a three year pastoral plan was developed to assist young adults in their personal and spiritual faith journey.  You can view this plan by clicking on the following link:  Franciscan Young Adult (YouFra) Pastoral Plan

Upcoming Young Adult Retreat:

Called:  What Happens after Saying YES to God
Date: 
February 22 – 24, 2019

Location:  Mt. Claret Retreat Center
Cost:  $50.00 which includes lodging, meals, and retreat fees
Financial Assistance is available
To Register:  Online Registration

Upcoming Franciscan Nights:  (Winter 2018)

No Session (Christmas Break)
Date:  Wednesday, December 19, 2018

No Session (Christmas Break)
Date:  Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The Refuge Café Catholic Trivia Night with Food and Drinks
Date:  Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time:  7 PM to 8:30 PM

Location:  Refuge Cafe 

Eucharistic Adoration
Benediction and Recitation of the Rosary followed by Silence.
Date:  Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time:  7 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica  

The Joy of Knowing God’s
Will How do I know what God is calling me to do with my life?
Date:  Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time:  7 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica

Movie Night: The Dating Project 
Date:  Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time:  7 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica

Reflections on the Dating Project with Danielle Burr host of the popular podcast “I Got Issues”
Date:  Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time:  7 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica

Five Ways to Share Your Faith 
Date:  Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Time:  7 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica

40 Days for Life Campaign
Life and Dignity of the Human Person

Date:  Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time:  7 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica

Lenten Customs: Baptism Is the Key
Date:  Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time:  7 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica

For More Information:

YouFra Spiritual Assistant &
Director of Faith Development

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

To be put on our Young Adult Roster email Br. Scott with your name, address, phone number and email address.