Archdiocesan Young Adult Council to Celebrate Mass
The Young Adult Council for the Archdiocese of Newark will celebrate a special Mass and reception for young adults (18-39) at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, 1998, in the Sacred Heart Chapel at the Archdiocesan Youth Center in Kearny.
The Young Adult Mass will be the first of its kind since the creation of the Young Adult Council in December 1997. Marc Cregan, director of Young Adult Ministry since October and facilitator of the Council, said that he hopes the event will spark more interest in activities for Catholic young adults in the Archdiocese.
"This event will be the first of many," Cregan said. "We also have a retreat scheduled in May and a social picnic in July or August. The purpose of having young adult ministry is to help young adults examine their lives, relationships, and careers on a deeper, more spiritual level. Many young adults feel disassociated with the Church, that there aren't ways for them to express themselves spiritually. My hope is that these events and the efforts of the (Young Adult) Council will help renew their relationship with the Church and bring them closer to God."
The Mass will be led by the Rev. Raymond Rodrigue of Sacred Heart Parish in Lyndhurst. The Mass and reception will be free of charge. A voluntary collection will be taken to help defray the costs of this and future events.