St. Luke's young adult ministry is called S.W.A.G.G. (Seeking Wisdom as God's Generation). We welcome all Catholic young adults from ages 18 to 33. Come and join us as we learn more about our place in the world as young adult Catholics! We meet twice a month, in various locations, to address young adult issues in the areas of prayer, service, society, and religious knowledge development.
In 1996, the U.S. Catholic bishops gave us a plan for young adult ministry, Sons and Daughters of the Light. They begin their introductory letter with a confession:
We acknowledge the pain many of you speak of feeling unwelcome and alone--strangers in the house of God. For any failure to extend hospitality we apologize and promise anew greater efforts to welcome you into church life.
They invite young adults to give the Church another chance:
We know that your talents, and those of other young adults, can enrich the Church and be a sign of God's presence in society. We invite you to share them with us and become part of a welcoming community for other young adults as well. Not too long ago our Holy Father spoke of your importance to the life of the Church. "The Church needs your energies, your enthusiasm, your ideals, in order to make the Gospel of life penetrate the fabric of society, transforming people's hearts and the structures of society in order to create a civilization of true justice and love."
Their plan for young adult ministry includes four goals, addressed to a generation that so often feels disconnected from the Church and from society. We are to connect young adults...
with Jesus Christ with the Church with the mission of the Church in the world with a peer community.