Greetings from the Youth of San Antonio! In this month’s PB issue, we invite you to get to know our youth organizations better. We have the full range of organizations ranging from Luke 18 for high school students, Antioch for college students, Single Young Adults for young professionals, and Faith in Action for mature single adults, all geared towards building communities of spiritually sound individuals and fulfilling the needs of our parish ministries and beyond. Read more from this week’s issue of the Parish Bulletin.
LUKE 18 OF SAN ANTONIO
by Yen-Yen King Chan
Luke 18 is a parish-based youth community for children ages 11- 15 years old. The first Luke 18 Weekend was in 1985 and its name comes the passage from Luke 18: 16-17 which reads, “and Jesus said to them: Let the children come to me and do not prevent them because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of heaven like a child shall not enter it.” After the informal and story telling stages of faith development wherein children receive faith from parents and teachers, Luke 18 addresses the cultural stage in faith development. It allows young Catholics to experience and discover faith through a community. Click through to read more on Luke 18.
ANTIOCH SANTUARIO DE SAN ANTONIO
by Jill Margaux
Antioch San Antonio is a youth community, for the youth and by the youth to help each other in our daily lives with Christ. Antioch is a community for young college adults where we can talk about the life concerns of our age group with our peers. Our weekly prayer meetings and semi-annual weekend retreats allow us to have these peer-to-peer discussions and help us to talk openly about faith and life with friends that we trust. Antioch’s core values are scripture, community, prayer and action, which we work to instill in each of our members. It is in Antioch that we learn to build a personal spiritual relationship with God… Read more on Antioch.
SINGLE YOUNG ADULTS (SYA)
by Rosy Adriano
Single Young Adults, or SYA, is a parish-based group that caters to the needs of single adults between the ages of 21-35 years old, bringing Jesus into the hectic lifestyles of today’s young Catholics. In SYA we aim to strengthen one’s relationship with Jesus through a sense of community. It is where conversion and training leaders for ministry takes place. Click to read more about SYA
FAITH IN ACTION (FIA)
by Marly Laraya
Faith in Action, or FIA, is our newest parish-based youth group that caters to the spiritual needs of single adults between the ages of 35 years old and above. Its mission is to cultivate and strengthen committed disciples of Christ, arming them with knowledge of faith and love of life… Read more about FIA here
Santuario de San Antonio Parish Pre-Cana program, conducted by its Ministry of Family and Life are scheduled every 1st Saturday of the month. Register online, here, or with Susan at the Parish Office, 843-8830 to 31 #4 and provide your preferred schedule, individual full names, nicknames, contact numbers and email addresses. If your wedding is not going to be held at SSAP, pls. seek permission from the parish of your wedding venue before signing up for SSAP Pre-Cana.
Married couples interested in joining our team of facilitators to inspire engaged couples, may contact 09164402829. This is a great opportunity to volunteer with your spouse and enrich your marriage. Choose the module/s you’re interested in and a schedule from once a year, twice yearly, quarterly or monthly. Modules and training will be provided. Read more about this…..
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