SAINT RITA YOUNG ADULTS
From devilish weaklings to saintly warriors.
Saint Rita Young Adults (SRYA) is a volunteer, self-organized, self-funded APOSTOLATE associated with St. Rita's Church, with Fr. Gee's blessing. It is for the young at heart, around the ages of 20-40ish, of all states in life, who seek mutual support in growing closer to Christ and living His Faith in the modern metropolis.
What makes us different from any other YA group? A) we're all volunteers, and B) we put faith/prayer/spirituality in the center of all we do, second to fun as a family. Yes, we do makes friendships and have hearty fun along the way, but it's a secondary effect of the apostolate.
3rd Sundays with Fr. Bork: our flagship series that you don't want to miss!
Oct 15, 2017 | Discussion Topic: Angels and Demons
Nov 19, 2017 | Discussion Topic: The Afterlife
Dec 16, 2017| Discussion Topic: Messianic Prophecies
Feb 18, 2018 | Discussion Topic: Kingdom of The Sevens
Mar 18, 2018 | Discussion Topic: The Apocolypse
Apr 15, 2018 | Discussion Topic: Resurrection (plus steak dinner)
May 20, 2018 | Discussion Topic: My Mother, Our Queen
Jun 17, 2018 | Discussion Topic: The Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ
Jul 15, 2018 | PRAYER EVENT: Powerful Blood of Jesus
Aug 19, 2018 | PRAYER EVENT: Immaculate Heart of Mary
Sep 16, 2018 | Discussion Topic: The Priesthood
Ad Hoc Events:
Sat, Mar 24th: Mass for Life and Sidewalk Rosary . 8am Mass for Life at St. Rita's, followed by a full rosary and sign-holding at the Duke Street Abortion Clinic at 9:30am. Part of 40 Days for Life.
Sat, Apr 28th: Carpool to the Pontifical Solemn High Mass, Offered by Archbishop Sample, at the Basilica of the National Shrine. Departing St. Rita's parking lot at 11:30am sharp.
Sat, May 12th: Marian Pilgrimage to Emmitsburg, MD. Rosary walk and our own grotto Mass (Fr. Bork) at the National Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, followed by an optional hike in Catoctin Park. Departing St. Rita's parking lot at 8:30am.
Sun, Jun 10th: Hiking Outing to Mason Neck State Park. Leaving the church parking lot at 12:30pm. 2-3 hours / 5-7 miles of hiking on easy flat terrain. Fr. Bork will be the trail leader.
Sat, Jun 16th: Carpool to St. Philomena Festival. Sligo Creek acoustic band, Mad Monks Coffee and baked goods, Christian Rock DJ, Santiago Mountain band, Mountaineer Popcorn, etc. To support families in medical need. Leaving St. Rita's at 5:30pm to head out to Charlestown, WV, returning around 10pm.
Sat, Aug 18th: St. Rita / St. James Kayaking. A joint expedition on Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, WV. Joining St. James Catholic YA's from Charlestown, WV, who will provide the kayaks.
Sat, Sep 8th: "BENEDICTA: Mama Mary's Birthday Bash" A great big POTLUCK DINNER PARTY for the Nativity of the BVM. Thrown by YA's, open to everyone of all ages. 6pm in the Parish Center reception room.
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SRYA Young Men's Small Group: Meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm for manly prayer, sharing of spiritual struggles, and brotherhood. Focus is on forming supportive bonds of friendship with quality, like-minded young men ages 20-40. Motto: "What is said in Men's Group, stays in Men's Group." And they eat well, too.
contact Alfredo T., firstname.lastname@example.org
SRYA Young Women's Small Group: Meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm for Catholic prayer, spiritual reflections, and supporting each other through the ups and downs of being God's humble handmaids. For women ages 20-40 of all states in life. Focus is on improved spirituality, deeper prayer life, and sisterhood.
contact Veronica L., email@example.com
Confraternity of Blessed Joseph: (Not a YA-specific group, but it is mostly YA's.) Meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings after the 7:30pm traditional mass. Their mission is to spread devotion to St. Joseph and promote traditional forms of Catholic worship, culture, and the arts (Bonum, Verum, Pulcherum). Focus is on being an effective community of prayer-driven men who give their best to the worship of God, with brotherhood being a side effect.
contact Nico P., firstname.lastname@example.org
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