WHAT IS C-SQUARED YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY?
It is a Young Adult Ministry in Albuquerque, NM made up of sub-ministries and faith opportunities developed, organized, and facilitated by the Norbertine Community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey Office of Christian Discipleship and Religious Vocation, following a Community & Evangelization--Prayer & Reflection--Formation & Discipleship model, which are meant to bring young adults, in their personal life journeys, together in faith.
The name for this ministry is inspired by our call as Catholic Christians, to "magnify the presence of Christ" (Matthew 18:20). Each sub-ministry of C² Young Adult Ministry is also identified by two words primarily, both beginning with a letter ‘C.’
We hope to encourage a spirit of collaboration and community in all that we do, a partnering between young adult ministries and ministers, parishes, and other like-hearted efforts toward a common goal. We hope to provide opportunities for young adults to connect with one another and to their faith that they might seek a deeper relationship with Christ and His Church, grow in the grace of the Holy Spirit, and share as the Gospel calls.
Each C-Squared category focuses on a different aspect of outreach correlating with our ministry model. Each sub-ministry falls into one of these categories:
Evangelization & Community
Prayer & Reflection
Formation & Discipleship
C-Squared VIRTUAL takes C-Squared Young Adult Ministry online!
Participate in online events, livestreams, and seasonal series, interact with us on social media, utilize the reflections and tools we share for your own personal growth, and share what you are learning and experiencing, especially in this season of limited in-person engagement.
COMMUNITY & EVANGELIZATION
"All who believe in Christ should feel, as an integral part of their faith,
an apostolic concern to pass on to others its light and joy . . ."
Saint Pope John Paul II
CHRIST IN THE COMMUNITY
Bring a visible sign of Christ to our community! Come and worship together, and then enjoy one another's company at various city events such as Isotopes Games, Farmer's Markets, Balloon Fiesta, and more!
Each person who participates will receive a FREE "Christ in the Community" t-shirt to wear to the event!
"Christ in the Community" T-Shirts are also available for purchase at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey (5825 Coors Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121)
Price: $10 each
Type: Bella + Canvas - Unisex Triblend Short Sleeve Tee
Color: Charcoal Black Triblend
Available Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in purchasing one!
Enjoy food and drinks from local food and coffee trucks, live music, and time in community! Cafe Communio is open to all and takes place at partnering parishes around the city.
See and accept monthly challenges of faith (shared via social media) concerning prayer, perspective, and relationship. Find out how our religious, lay ministers, and people in our community are making each challenge their own.
An effort to invite authentic and faith-filled responses to surrounding circumstances as they impact our community, world, and each of us on a personal level. These conversations take place on Instagram LIVE @norbertineoutreachnm.
PRAYER & REFLECTION
"Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in You."
Saint Augustine of Hippo
COME TO CHRIST: A NIGHT OF PRAISE, WORSHIP, AND ADORATION
Join us for an evening of praise, worship, and Adoration at various parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Santa Fe on the first Thursday of each month. A young adult will also share their faith story. College students and young adults (age 18-35) are especially encouraged to attend. All are welcome!
TAIZÉ IN THE DESERT: AN ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE
Join us every third Friday of the month at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey for an ecumenical prayer service in the spirit of Taize, a French monastic community. Leave the noise of modern life behind. Build your relationship with Jesus Christ through song, Scripture, silence and contemplation with young adults and members of our community.
FORMATION & DISCIPLESHIP
"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire."
Saint Catherine of Siena
COME, CONNECT & REFLECT
YOUNG ADULT RETREATS
Retreats! Take time to recharge through our Advent and Lenten retreats.
CHRIST'S CALLING: GROW IN DISCIPLESHIP & DISCERN YOUR LIFE'S DIRECTION
Discover more fully God's will for your life through this discernment and formation initiative, involving young adult faith formation, faith-sharing, and concrete experiences.
PROCESS: Day of Reflection > Inner-City Pilgrimage > Service Opportunity > Closing