NE Philly: Fire of Faith YA Group

Mother Boniface Spirituality Center

August 2017

1.) Holy Hour/ Social Hour (Wednesday, August 2nd at 7:30 p.m.): Join us for our monthly Eucharistic Holy Hour at the Sacred Heart Chapel (with music and the sacrament of reconciliation) located at Mother Boniface Spirituality Center followed by a Social at a nearby location!


2.) Traveling in Divine Providence through Turbulent Times (Thursday, August 10th at 7:30 p.m.): This presentation is based on the concluding section of the sermon of the Mount found in the Gospel of Matthew, and it will focus on “Divine Providence”. The Lord teaches us not to worry about our future needs because our heavenly Father will take care of it all. “Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted.” The Lord advises us that He is in total control of every situation, even our most turbulent ones. Our presenter, Father Peter Damian Akpunonu, is Scripture Professor at Bl. Iwene Tansi Major Seminary in Onitsha, Nigeria. He studied at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome as well as the Pontifical Urban University in Rome. He is a current member of the International Theological Commission, the Catholic Biblical Association of America, the Conference of Catholic Theological Institutions, and the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians.


3.) Have Mercy Game Night and Bonfire (Monday, August 14th at 7:30 p.m.): Its that time of year again!!! Join us for an epic game night! We will begin the night with the Divine Mercy Chaplet and then have some fun and fellowship as we play different games (indoors and outdoors)... Bring in your favorite games and snacks to share! We will then end this night with an epic bonfire!


4.) Scripture Series: Jesus' Last Passover (Thursdays: August 17th, 24th, and 31st at 7:30 p.m.): The Gospel of John leads the reader through the litugical year, so to speak. Near the beginning of the gospel we hear about the Passover of the Jews (John 2:13). Jesus' first major public discourse is connected with a feast of the Jews, probably Pentecost (John 5:1). The next great discourse occurs again in the context of Passover (John 6:4). The next discourse where Jesus promises "living waters" is during the feast of Tabernacles. Finally Jesus is also present in Jerusalem for the feast of Hanukkah (John 10:22). Jesus' life and journey is completed in his Last Passover (12:1) when he is the sacrificed Lamb who gives his life on the cross and overcomes death (John 13-22).


These series of talks will examine the final culminating event if the Gospel: Jesus' Last Passover (John 13-22).

This series will be led by Kelly Anderson who teaches at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (http://www.scs.edu/person/ms-kelly-anderson-phd-candidate-ssl-stb-ma).


5.) Third Annual Fire of Faith Barbecue (Wednesday, August 30th at 6:00 p.m.): Join us for our third annual N.E. “Fire of Faith” Young Adult Barbecue filled with food, refreshments, music, socializing, games, and a BONFIRE!!! Come early or come late- we will be here from 6-11 p.m. Fee: $7 per person


For more information, contact us at (267) 350-1835 or at csoares@msbt.org. Check out our website for all of our upcoming events… and don’t forget to "Like" us on Facebook!!

About Us...

Vision Statement: Inflamed with the love of the Holy Spirit, the Fire of Faith Young Adult Group seeks to provide spiritual fellowship, guidance, and encouragement to all Young Adults. Our goal is to walk with every single person we encounter and empower them to deepen their faith, to live out the joy of the Gospel, and to become the disciples Christ calls them to be.


Mission Statement: Our "new" Young Adult Ministry is dedicated to provide unique programs and opportunities that:

  • Encourage young adults to fully participate in the life and mission of the Catholic Church
  • Foster and support community and fellowship among young adults
  • Inspire the hearts and minds of young adults as they deepen their love for Christ
  • Strengthen, encourage, and captivate the hearts and minds of young people as they discover their true calling
  • Motivate our fellow young adults to “be good, do good, be a power for good” (Fr. Thomas Judge)

If you would like to take part of this Young Adult Ministry in the Northeast Philly area, join us at one of our future events!

Fire of Faith... Where Your Heart Can Find A Home in the Light