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Inspire:  A Catholic Young Adult Ministry

Under the Patronage of St. John Paul II

 

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We are a group of Catholic young adults in our 20s and 30s seeking to inspire one another in strengthening our Catholic faith and improving our relationships with God, the Church, our family, friends, and others. We achieve this through our commitment to prayer, monthly gatherings, parish and community service, and fun social activities. New members are always welcome.


Parish Affiliations:
• Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (Ridgewood)
• St. Catharine’s Church (Glen Rock)
• St. Gabriel’s Church (Saddle River)
• St. Luke’s Church (Ho-Ho-Kus)
• St. Paul’s Church (Ramsey)
• Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (Mahwah)
• Most Blessed Sacrament Church (Franklin Lakes)

Meeting Dates and Times: Every first Friday of the month at 7:30 PM.
Meeting Place: OLMC Parish Center.  Meetings are also accessible via a Zoom link we put on Facebook and through our email. 

First Friday Events: Our group meets at 7:30 PM for a talk on a relatable faith topic (e.g., dating relationships, devotion to Our Lady, finding time to pray in our daily busy lives as young adults), which is usually followed by small group discussions. After the meeting, there is an opportunity for Penance for those who wish to receive the Sacrament.  

 

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INSPIRE Activities for 2021-2022:

September 10 September Social
September 25 Apple Picking
October First Friday: Topic and Discussion
October 2 Prayers and Pancakes
  Candy collection in Oct/Nov for Soldiers Angels
October 9  October Hike
November First Friday: Topic and Discussion
November 6  Prayers and Pancakes
November 13 Service and Social
December First Friday: Topic and Discussion
December Participation in the parish giving tree
  Caroling and Diner (pending)
December 3 Adoration of Blessed Sacrament, Social to follow
December 10 OLMC Carols and Tree Lighting 
  Demarest Farm Lights (pending)
January First Friday: Topic and Discussion
January 8 Prayers and Pancakes
  Winter Book Club begins
January 13 Snowtubing at Campgaw
February First Friday: Topic and Discussion
February 5 Prayers and Pancakes
February 17 Bar Trivia at Defiant 
March First Friday: Topic and Discussion
March 1 Mardi Gras dinner
March 5 Prayers and Pancakes
March 20 PR St. Patricks Day Parade
April First Friday: Comedy/ Open Mike Night
April 2 Prayers and Pancakes
April 9 April Hike
April 22 Bowling
May First Friday: Topic and Discussion
May Penance service
May 7 Prayers and Pancakes
May 14 May Hike
June 3 Social
June 4 Prayers and Pancakes
 
First Friday Topics will deal with such issues as Forgiveness, Ways to Handle Stress, and other timeless questions and issues. All dates, of course, are subject to change.
 

Chaplain:  Fr. Joe (OLMC)


Contact Information:
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Facebook: Inspire: A Catholic Young Adult Ministry
Instagram: @inspire_youngadultministry 

Sign up for text updates by texting @inspireya to 81010

Please subscribe to our email blast and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates.  Book Clubs, Kickball, Prayers and Pancakes, Hikes and more!

 

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 Pre-Covid 

First Friday Events: Following the P3 Model – Prayer, Penance, Pub – our group meets at 7:30 PM for a talk on a relatable faith topic (e.g., dating relationships, devotion to Our Lady, finding time to pray in our daily busy lives as young adults), which is usually followed by small group discussions. After the meeting, there is an opportunity for Penance for those who wish to receive the Sacrament, and then we go to the local pub. The pub we usually go to is the Steel Wheel in Ridgewood, walking distance from the church. We encourage young adults to come to any part of our First Friday events. If there are people who would like to come only to the pub, we typically get there around 9 PM. 

 

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