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Year of Faith
The Year of Faith as proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI began on October 11, 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the promulgation of the Cathechism of the Catholic Church, the goal is to foster an encounter with Christ (the foundation of our faith) and a deeper understanding of the truth of our faith revealed by Jesus 2000 years ago. There are many misconceptions about the Catholic faith in the secular world and this is the time to provideYoung Adults "Who are the light of the Church" the tools to aid you in the joyous rediscovery of your faith. We can do this with your input through conferences, pilgrimages, etc. Tell us what the CHURCH can do for you..... and what YOU can do for Jesus.
(The Year of Faith) will be a moment of grace and commitment to a more complete conversion to God, to strengthen our faith in Him, and proclaim Him with joy to the people of our time. Pope Benedict XVI
How can YOU transform yourself to live a life in Christ? Just say "yes" to Christ. Our Blessed Mother did, she is the model of the perfect disciple, she gave "FIAT", now is your turn to say YES...
You are part of the "Body of Christ" you were given special gifts to help to build the kingdom of God, by serving the poor, involved in your parish, evangelize your faith. The more you give or yourself the more you receive from God.
Don't be embarrassed to reach out; read the parish bulletin find a ministry of interest and call up or go to the meeting. Tell your pastor of an idea for a new ministry. ACT NOW... take a break from"ETT" (E-mail, Text and Twitter) to discern to ask yourself; Where am I in my faith journey?, What can I do to grow closer to Jesus?, What is my mission? Incorporate prayer in your daily life, ask God to reveal his plan for YOU.
To learn about the Catholic faith, read "YOUCAT". This is the Catholic Cathechesim revised for modern times. The information is easy to follow, it has references to scriptures, FAQs and more. You an find it at www.youcat.org.
GET Connected - Check out some of the parish and area ministries already building community around the diocese, as well as our diocesan initiatives. For opportunities and ministries in the Diocese of Trenton that will deepen your Catholic faith experience and enrich our diocesan family, keep reading and get involved in your parish!
St. Paul’s Young Adults’ Group - St. Paul’s Young Adults’ Group (Princeton, NJ) welcomes young adults ages 20s-30s with an interest in strengthening their faith, connecting with others in the area, and engaging in conversation and dialogue with one another on topics relevant to contemporary, Catholic life. We meet monthly on Wednesday evenings at 7:30PM in the Parish Center for lively discussion and fellowship. In addition to our monthly meetings, we also plan various social events and get-togethers, as well as service projects. If you are interested in learning more about the group or attending one of our meetings, please contact Alisandra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mary's Church in Barnegat - meets once a month on Thursday evening. For more information follow them on facebook YAMS - St. Mary's.
St. Raphael-Holy Angels, Hamilton - Spirit & Truth is a prayer experience for young adults 18-35. It is a time for young people to come before God with their worries, troubles, sins and questions, in the company of like-minded people in search of the truth. The young people who attend Spirit & Truth will undoubtedly find peace in Christ, bonded friendships, the truths of our faith and life in the Holy Spirit. The group meets every Friday at 7:30pm. For information, contact Drew Pillar, Coordinator at email@example.com.
Bible Study (Ages 20's - 30's) - Join us at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays at St. David the King Parish, 1 New Village Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550. Contact: Dorothy Soi at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 275-3837 (evenings) or call Nanci Bachman at (609) 275-7111 ext. 11 (days).
About the Catholic Faith - great Catholic websites
The Vatican www.vatican.va
Papal encyclicals, official documents, news. The official site of the Catholic Church.
Catechism of the Catholic Church (http://www.nccbuscc.org/catechism/text/index.shtml)
Mass Class (http://www.bustedhalo.com/googling-god/mass-class)
Catholic Culture (http://www.catholicculture.org/index.cfm )- An interesting site created by Trinity Consulting, Inc., containing resources to help Catholics live the liturgical year at home.
Catholic Encyclopedia (http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/index.html) - A comprehensive source for Church history, Saints, and just about anything else you can think of...
Zenit www.zenit.org - is a non-profit international news agency comprising a team of professionals and volunteers who are convinced of the extraordinary richness of the Catholic Church's message, particularly its social doctrine. The ZENIT team sees this message as a light for understanding today's world. At the same time, we are aware that this richness is little known in the information world. This motivates us to strive to bring this message to the Internet, in the greatest possible number of languages. Our objective is to inform about the "world seen from Rome," with professionalism and faithfulness to the truth. We aim to view the modern world through the messages of the Pope and the Holy See; tell about the happenings of the Church; and inform about the topics, debates and events that are especially interesting to Christians worldwide. ZENIT carries out this service independently.
Sacred Space 0 Prayer & Meditation Online www.sacredspace.ie
Sacred Space is a prayer website which has achieved considerable fame since its foundation in 1999 by the Jesuit Communication Center in Ireland. The site is updated daily, guiding users through a ten-minute session of prayer centered on a passage of scripture. Sacred Space attracts over five million visits annually. Most of this traffic has been engendered by word of mouth. The website is now produced in some twenty languages.
Catholic Answers www.catholic.com
Featuring answers to questions on creation, scripture, salvation, and morals Catholic Answers is one of the nation’s largest lay-run apostolates of Catholic apologetics and evangelization. The site is dedicated to serving Christ by bringing the fullness of Catholic truth to the world. Quote from their website: “We help good Catholics, bring former Catholics “home,” and lead non-Catholics into the fullness of the faith. We explain Catholic truth, equip the faithful to live fully the sacramental life, and assist them in spreading the Good News.”
USCCB Young Adult Ministry Page - www.usccb.org/laity/ygadult/index2.shtml
The New American Bible Online - www.usccb.org/nab/bible/index.shtml
Ignatian Spirituality for Young Adults prayingeachday.org
Social Justice / Catholic Social Teaching
Irish Jesuits Prayers for Everyday (http://sacredspace.ie/) - Irish Jesuits provide daily prayer in sixteen languages
Prayer Resources (http://www.cptryon.org/prayer/links.html)
Scripture Readings for the Day (http://www.usccb.org/nab/index.shtml)
Virtual House of Prayer (http://www.cptryon.org/caritas/index1.html)
Virtual Rosary ( http://www.virtualrosary.org/)
Charis Ministries (http://www.charisministries.org/) -
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org
Catholic Relief Services http://www.dioceseoftrenton.org/justice/reliefservices.asp
Catholic Campaign for Human Development http://www.usccb.org/cchd/
St. Vincent the Paul Society http://www.dioceseoftrenton.org/justice/stvincent.asp
Martin House www.martinhouse.org
The Center for FaithJustice www.faithjustice.org
Center for Ministry Development (CMD) www.cmdnet.org
Young Adults and Peer Community
BustedHalo.com - A spirituality web magazine for people in their 20's and 30's run by the Paulist Fathers.
Spirit Juice Studios is a multi-disciplinary Catholic design studio comprised of individuals working mainly in the fields of film & video production, interactive design, print design, branding, advertising and event production.
Young Adult Retreat resources
Apostleship of Prayer - Hearts on Fire - Young Adults retreat http://www.apostleshipofprayer.org/
Charis Ministries ( ) - Ignatian Spirituality for Young Adults http://www.charisministries.org/prayingeachday.org
Fe y Vida - http://www.feyvida.org/mission.html - for Hispanic Young Adults Instituto Fe y Vida (Fe y Vida) is a national non-profit Catholic leadership institute widely recognized as the authority in the field of Hispanic youth and young adult ministry in the United States, and the leading agent in bringing the Bible to young Latinos throughout the Americas.
Young Adult Ministry Training and National Organizations
Spirit and truth is an effective way to learn to read God's word - http://www.spiritandtruth.org/
National Association of Lay Ministers
USCCB Subcommittee on Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Hispanic Young Adult Ministry Resources
Fe y Vida http://www.feyvida.org/mission.html
Instituto Fe y Vida (Fe y Vida) is a national non-profit Catholic leadership institute widely recognized as the authority in the field of Hispanic youth and young adult ministry in the United States, and the leading agent in bringing the Bible to young Latinos throughout the Americas.
The Catholic Alumni Club of Central New Jersey
The Catholic Alumni Club of Central New Jersey is part of a national group (Catholic Alumni Club International) whose membership is Catholic and free to marry in the Catholic Church. We are a Catholic singles' social group. We reach out to all of New Jersey but most activities are held in the Central NJ area. Interested people may contact us via e-mail at email@example.com Please put membership or newsletter info in subject line or by mail at the Catholic Alumni Club of Central New Jersey, PO Box 218, South Plainfield, NJ 07080.