VENI, VIDI, VICI
The young adult group at St Sebastian Parish is open to all Catholics between the ages of 20 to 35.
Realizing the importance of the faith and the need for good Catholic friends, this group focuses on enjoying life more fully because of our faith. We study Sacred Scripture, learn the teaching of the Church, and read from various Catholic theologians and authors.
We participate in social activities for our local community and for those abroad. We have fun and eat. Simply put, we enjoy the gift of life and one another through Jesus Christ.
The mission of this young adults group is to strengthen our walk with God through group study and discussion as well as through growing in Christian friendship and encouragement. By growing ever closer to God, we strive to be lights for Him in the world both through our words and especially through our example.
What's In A Name
I have gotten some questions about the name I chose or the young adult group: Veni, vidi, vici. What does it mean? Why choose that as our name? The common translation for it is, "I came, I saw, I conquered". This quote is attributed to Julius Caesar in the year 47 B.C. after one of his more swift and decisive victories. I chose it because it is the crossroads of many truths, especially for us here at St Sebastian's.
1. The Body of Christ is a community that spans all of creation. The church on earth, in purgatory, and in heaven are respectively called the Churches Militant, Penitent, and Triumphant.
2. St. Sebastian was a Roman soldier in the early centuries, and his martyrdom shows that he was definitely a fighter. What better way to incorporate the ethos of our patron saint?
3. The church Triumphant is called that because those saints have triumphed, through battle, over temptation and sin. We must remember why we're here, and where we're going.
All things through Christ, Veni, Vidi, Vici.
From Jack: I’ve mentioned wanting to set up a better way to keep in touch with the St. Sebastian young adults before, and I’m happy to say we’re making progress on that front. We have a beta test, email newsletter that is currently going out weekly, and we hope to see a more polished version in the near future. Follow the QR code below to put in your contact info and start receiving the newsletter and any future updates!
Two things this week:
First, our Tuesday night hangouts have been well received! Even with some confusion as to whether or not we meet EVERY week, which we do, we've been consistently filling the McDonough resource library, and soon we may outgrow that space. This is a phenomenal response, and we're just getting started! Thank you for joining us in our mission.
Second, getting word out about events and schedule changes has been difficult. What's needed is a text or emailing list so we can update everyone at once. However, we need up-to-date contact info for this to work. One way to help is for young adults over 18 to register with the parish as their own household, even if they're still at home. This is a first step, but we will also work on other ways to get on the notification chain, so stay tuned!
For more information regarding the Young Adult Group please contact Jack Franceschi, St. Sebastian Parish Coordinator of Young Adult Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-836-2233.