Abide in my love... You shall bear much fruit" - John 15:1-17
Join us twice a month on Fridays at 7:00pm for prayer, service in the community, social events and faith sharing.
Abide is a ministry community for young adults ages 18-24. We gather together twice a month on Friday evenings for prayer, service in the community, social events, and faith sharing. All are welcome!
Where do Abide events take place? Most Abide nights will be at St. Bruno, while some events will take place off-campus. Be sure to sign up for event updates below to know exactly where we will be meeting each evening.
Why is this ministry called Abide? Jesus said: “I am the true vine,* and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes* so that it bears more fruit. You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you. Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me will be thrown out like a branch and wither; people will gather them and throw them into a fire and they will be burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.” John 15:1-7 Scripture reminds us of the importance of having a relationship with Christ and nurturing it through prayer, participating in the Sacraments, and reading Scripture. However, it can be hard to remain in Him when there are many other distractions and priorities that grab our attention. Abide invites all young adults to discover what it truly means to abide in Christ within a community of peers. By knowing and loving Him (abiding in Him), we are better able to serve Him in our work, family, school, and social life.
Is there a cost to join Abide? There is NO cost to join this group but please register at the link below. Most events are sponsored by the Parish; however, some events may require a small fee for meals, etc. Is there a Young Adult Mass? Our Parish holds a Mass dedicated to all Youth & Young Adults every Sunday @ 5:30pm in the Church. We invite all Abide young adults to not only attend Mass and share in the Eucharist with their peers, but to also participate and serve as Lectors, Ministers of Holy Communion, Ushers, Greeters, etc.