The Office of Evangelization is seeking military young adults to launch the Reach More initiative at their respective military installation. Many Catholic military young adults (18-29 years old) desire to take their faith to the next level in a very strong and vibrant way. They also desire to do this with their peers rather than alone. Join other young adults in this movement to build community among other young, faithful Catholics who have a heart to reach their peers.
The Reach More initiative is an endeavor to launch an evangelization effort from the military Catholic chapel community to young non-practicing Catholic Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Soldiers, and Coastguardsmen. How can you help? If you are a priest, consider the military young adults who may be ready to facilitate this kind of mission in their faith. If you are a military young adult, connect with your priest about this initiative and share your interest in supporting it.
Ideally, participating installations would have two young adult leaders, selected by the military priest. This individuals should be either active duty or a military spouse (or other military dependent who is a young adult). The two young adult leaders will be trained in an online system, after which they will facilitate a small group of Catholic service members and spouses in evangelization training.
Through the course of the year, the young adult leaders will meet online weekly with a coach to go over questions related to the material and challenges they are experiencing as they facilitate a small group. The goal is for Catholic military young adults to have the ongoing strength of the healing sacraments and a community of faith that affirms them along the way. Ministry initiatives that build these connections to the Catholic faith, like Reach MoreTM, help all involved to live out their call to love and to serve.
The Office of Evangelization is looking for four new military installations to join Reach More. Want more info? Read the 5Ws/H. Contact Casey Bustamante at YoungAdultMinistry@milarch.org or (202) 719-3653 for more information.
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