Young Adult Ministry Resources

Frassati Fellowship of Young Adults Knoxville

The Frassati Fellowship of Young Adult Catholics is established as a community of young people ages 18-39 who desire to live a life of holiness in imitation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the midst of the modern era.  The Society is composed of men and women, religious sisters and brothers, and priests who have come together in mutual support for prayer, fellowship, study, ownership of the Catholic faith and communion in Christ.

You can learn more about Frassati in Knoxville here.

We invite you to join the Facebook  Group page to stay up to date on all events and information on this dynamic ministry in our diocese.

“Catholic Chatt” – Young Adults Chattanooga

The “Catholic Chatt” of Young Adult Catholics is established as a community of young people ages 18-39 who desire to live a life of holiness in imitation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the midst of the modern era.  The group is composed of men and women, religious sisters and brothers, and priests who have come together in mutual support for prayer, fellowship, study, ownership of the Catholic faith and communion in Christ.

We invite you to join the Facebook Group page to stay up to date on all events and information on this dynamic ministry in our diocese. Contact Fr. David Carter for more information.

ETSU Catholic Center 

The ETSU Catholic Center is a ministry to the Catholic students and faculty of the East Tennessee State University community in Johnson City and anyone wishing to learn about the Roman Catholic faith.  The Center community also strives to be a positive and active member of the larger university community.

The Catholic Center organizes its ministry and activities around the Scripture theme of Acts 2:42: “The disciples devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, the common life of sharing, the breaking of the bread and the prayers.”

We invite you to come and visit the Catholic Center! or check out our Facebook Page. 

UTC Newman Center

The UTC Newman Center is a ministry to the Catholic students and faculty at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, providing community and faith formation.

We invite you to join the Facebook page to stay up to date on this dynamic ministry in our diocese.

UTK – St. John XXIII

St. John XXIII parish is run by the Paulist Fathers and sits on UT’s campus in Knoxville to help students and faculty connect to their faith.

We invite you to join the Facebook page to stay up to date on all the events in this parish. Also Check out St. John XXIII – Vol Catholic

Young Adult Parish Groups

Small groups in parishes throughout the diocese meet once a week for about an hour to participate in fellowship, Bible studies, and book studies, and to grow closer in community and in relationship with Christ. If you would like to join a small group, or if you would like to start a group at your parish, please e-mail Deacon Al Forsythe.

Spiritual Direction

Jesus said, “Where two or more are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst.” Spiritual direction is a gathering together of two in the name of Jesus—the spiritual director and the directed—to help a person develop a closer relationship with God and to better discern how the Holy Spirit is leading in his or her life.

Spiritual direction is an ongoing relationship between two adults, one of whom is trained and certified to assist the other in discerning God’s presence and activity in his or her life. Several spiritual directors are available to assist young adults in discerning their needs.

If you would like to connect with a priest or religious in our diocese, e-mail Deacon Al Forsythe.

Resources

U.S. bishops’ Publications on Young Adults

Busted Halo

Busted Halo is sponsored by the Paulist Fathers and written by and for young adults. Includes discussion boards on various topics.

Boundless

Boundless is a community for Christian young adults who want to grow up, own their faith, date with purpose, and prepare for marriage and family.

Whispers in the Loggia

A blog that covers a wide range of Church gossip and news.

Catholic Relief Services

Find out more about the “best kept secret of the Catholic faith,” Catholic social teaching, and the Church’s active part in spreading the Gospel and proclaiming justice in the world. Much of this work is carried out by young adults.

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