Young Adults Ministry

Young Adults Ministry

Welcome!  HNJ YA is Holy Name of Jesus’s Young Adult group. We welcome all young adults in their 20's and 30's to attend our events.

Mission  The mission of HNJ Young Adults is to foster an environment where Young Adults can grow in their personal relationship with God, strengthen their formation in the Catholic faith, build impactful Catholic community and become more deeply integrated as members of the larger parish community.

Connect  We want to connected with you!   Facebook: @HNJYA  Email: HNJYA@hnj.org   Phone: Sarah Marie 434-960-8205 (call or text)

Events  To keep updates with the lasted events, please like our facebook page @HNJYA and check out our calendar below.

  • LAS LUNAS (Women’s Group) every Monday Night @ 7PM in the Youth Room. FB: @laluzdelaslunas
  • APERTUS ET VIRILITER (Men’s Group) Every Monday Night @ 7PM. FB: @apertus.et.viriliter
  • NIGHT WATCH every Wednesday night @ 7PM. Join us for holy hour in the adoration chapel at HNJ followed by fellowship.
  • ASCEND First Thursdays @ 7PM. Join us for our monthly formation night with praise and worship, a speaker and time for discussion and prayer.

Meet the Board  We are so excited to serve you, the young adults of our community. We are committed to the mission of HNJ Young Adults and to serving our fellow young adults and the wider parish and community.

Hey there! My name is Sarah-Marie, I am in my early twenties, and I work in Early Intervention with kids 6 weeks- 3 years old. I moved to Melbourne from Texas two years ago, and have fallen in love with being so close to the water. I love kayaking, live music, and working on the pottery wheel. After high school I spent two years doing missionary work with NET Ministries, based out of St. Paul, Minnesota. I love being involved with HNJ YA because I am able to meet new people, try new things, and dive deeper into my faith all at once.

“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.” - C.S. Lewis

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Hi! My name is Ashley, I'm in my mid twenties and working as an accountant for a local credit union. I grew up in California but moved here about 11 years ago, so I definitely consider Florida home now. I'm a UCF grad and am currently getting an MBA from FIT.  I love good beer, salsa dancing, and spending time with good people. Random fun fact: I'm related to Abraham Lincoln.


"Jesus promised His disciples three things - that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble" - GK Chesterton

Hi beautiful people! My name is Anna. I'm in my early twenties and currently working in food service. I moved to Melbourne after graduating from UCF in 2016 and am loving it so far. What do I like to do when I'm not working? I love watching movies, going dancing, and creating art. And I'm also an event planner (that's what I studied in college) so expect some good parties out of me! I especially love working in ministry. I've served on leadership for the Catholic Knights at UCF for three years and now I am happy to be here to help serve you all! Hope to see you all around soon.

"If you are what you should be, you will set the world ablaze!" -St. Catherine of Siena

Well hello there! My name is Michael, and I'm in my early thirties. I have a Masters in Computer Engineering and work as a software engineer for a major defense contractor. From 2013-2015, I was in a leadership development program at my company that moved me all around the country, including Indiana and Arizona. While I'm from St. Louis, MO originally, I moved to the Melbourne, FL area in November 2014, my seventh total city of residence. I'm active in many parish groups at HNJ, including Apertus et Viriliter (our weekly young adult men's group), the Knights of Columbus, Edge/Lifeteen, and HNJ Young Adult Retreats. I am a lifelong Catholic, Jesuit-educated in high school, and I give all credit and blame to the various Catholic communities that I have had the honor to "pitch my tent" with.

"Our hearts were made for You, oh Lord, and they are restless until they rest in You." - St. Augustine

Hey y’all! My name is Katie, I am in my early twenties and I work here at HNJ as the Assistant Youth Minister. I am also a graphic designer and small business owner. It brings me joy to create beautiful things! I have lived in Melbourne all my life, and I grew up at HNJ. I love being involved in ministry, spending time with friends, beach walks and swing dancing. The reason I am involved in HNJ YA is because I desire to grow closer to to the Heart of Jesus, to be connected to the life of the Church and to grow in fellowship with other young adults.

“Everything is grace!” - St. Therese of Lisieux

You can call me Joseph or Joe. I'm in my early twenties, and like many people in Melbourne I'm an engineer. I've called the Space Coast home since I was in middle school. I enjoy the launches, the surf, the turtles, and the mangos that make this part of the country unique. I also love playing music (I just wish I were better at it). To me HNJ has always felt like family, and I hope you feel just as welcome.

“Pray, hope, and don’t worry.”- St. Padre Pio

Hey there, I’m  Margie! I am so excited to be part of HNJ YA because I love encouraging people to dive deeper in their faith. I am the director of Youth Ministry here at Holy Name, and have been involved in ministry for many years. I love to spend time with my nieces and nephews, and hang out with friends. I am a great contact for getting involved here at Holy Name, I would love to help connect you however I can!


“So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come." - 2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17

Hello, I'm Mark. I'm early thirties and have been working as an electrical engineer here for 10 years. My hobbies include reading philosophy, running, and watching science fiction.

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew."  - St. Francis de Sales

 

For more information about HNJ YA Events, you can also find us on Facebook @HNJYA