Time: November 13th, 2017 @ 7PM.

Location: Blu’s BBQ and Burgers
612 N Robinson Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

We know that parents, especially, and the Church in her maternal and paternal care of families, have reason to take very seriously the formation not only of young children but also of all those who will work and pray and learn and teach their families and neighbors. Those who are called to be parents will be the “first teachers,” as the Catechism says, of their children; those who are called to other forms of service, particularly to priestly fatherhood or other forms of pastoral care, will have analogous responsibility for not only teaching, but for teaching teachers.

Unfortunately, modern education has too often been premised on disrupting these chains of parental and parochial instruction. Consider that “parochial” has been used like “provincial” to mean that someone is narrow-minded or mostly ignorant, and you’ll see what I mean. Even within the Church and among many Christians, a habit of adopting modern methods with blithe confidence that concerns about spiritual formation can stay in a separate box from concerns about teaching methods has prevailed. The predictable result? Generations who believe that modern methods get at the “real facts” about the world people live in, while religion lives in a separate box that most schools today label “mere opinion.”

Dr. Peter Epps believes we can do better than that. Reaching back to the heart of the Liberal Arts tradition, Dr. Epps sees a well-tested method of teaching “how to think about what really is” that is eminently practical and possible for anyone to practice and teach in the context of everyday life–and to take as far as aptitude and leisure permit. Reading piles of Great Books is fun, but optional; understanding how thinking works, and how to look for durable wisdom (traces of divine revelation) in all human learning, is essential.

After laying some groundwork, Dr. Epps will sketch in a vision of a Liberal Arts education that will challenge you to re-think how you’ll live as a lifelong learner, and how you’ll share in the responsibility of parents and the Church, becoming a fellow learner and sometime teacher among the families and neighborhoods you form. And then he’ll ask you to help him figure out how each of us can cooperate to make that vision live and breathe.

Please feel free to join for Vespers at St. Joseph’s Old Cathedral at 6:15 before the talk.

As always! There will be adoration available before and after ToT at St. Joseph’s Old Cathedral (one block west of Blu’s BBQ). If you are interested in joining and need the door code, please text/call Dominic Hoang (405-204-1012) or Tyler Lofgren (405-474-3672)

Outline for the evening!
6:15p.m. Vespers at St. Joseph’s Old Cathedral
7:00p.m. Meet, eat, drink, and fellowship begins at Blus BBQ
7:30p.m. Dr. Peter Epps begins his talk!

#cyaofokc #joinus

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Time: Thursday November 9th, 2017 @ 7PM.

Location: Fassler Hall
421 NW 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Have questions about the CYA group or want to get to know more of the awesome people that are part of CYAOFOKC in a casual setting? How’s spending time on the patio with great food, drink and even karaoke sound?

Join us at our monthly CYA social at Fassler Hall where you can do all of these things! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces. All are welcome, please invite friends!

As always, there will be adoration available from 6pm through the evening at St. Josephs Old Cathedral (just a mile or so from Fassler)! If you are interested, please contact Dominic Hoang (405-204-1012) or Calvin Brown (405-543-4331) for the code to the church.

St. Josephs Old Cathedral
307 NW 4th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

#cyaofokc #catholichall #fasslerhall

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Time: November 5th, 2017 @ 10:30AM

Location:
St. Damien’s Catholic Church
8455 NW 234th St. or Sorghum Mill Rd.
Edmond, OK 73025

Hey CYAs! This Sunday we will be attending Mass together at St. Damien’s in Edmond! Mass begins at 10:30am. Confession is available as early as 9:40am before, during, and after mass.

The ‘Extraordinary Form’ of the Roman Rite (traditional Latin mass) is celebrated at St. Damien’s.

“Wait, I have never been to Latin Mass before, what do I wear or do?” No worries! Your Sunday best is encouraged (slacks, skirts, dresses, and button-ups). The extraordinary form of mass is what has been celebrated by Roman Catholics for centuries. For those that have not experienced it before, it can be a refreshing change of pace! A fellow CYA (Brendan Smith) has offered to briefly prepare anybody who is willing to join (@9:30am and up to a bit before Mass). If you have not been to Latin Mass before, it is encouraged to attend this brief discussion. There should be time for questions as well! No stress if you can’t make the discussion, it’s the mass! Some of us will stay after Mass to spread the word about CYAOFOKC. We will then head to lunch! All are welcome and please come early!

St. Damien of Molokai
8455 NW 234th St
Edmond, OK 73025

http://www.saintdamiens.org/

Lunch at Hideaway Pizza following mass!
5950 W Memorial Rd,
Oklahoma City, OK 73142

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Time: November 2nd, 2017 @ 7:00PM.

Location: St Francis of Assisi Church 3rd floor of the Meerschaert house.
1901 NW 18th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

You know what we are all searching for…no, I don’t mean your car keys! Or your sanity. I mean happiness.

What is the secret to true happiness? It is at the heart of Jesus’ message, and you can learn it in 8 easy steps: The Beatitudes.

At this month’s Catholic Conversation we will discuss the Beatitudes, what they are, why they matter, and how we can go about living them in our everyday lives. Those 8 enigmatic sentences can unlock the deep joy and freedom we are meant to experience each and every moment!

We hope to see you there!

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Time: Saturday October 21st, 2017 @ 9AM-12PM.

Location: St. Martin’s Cemetery
8789 SE 74th Street
Oklahoma City, OK

Hello CYAs and fellow young adults! We hope you all are enjoying the fall weather so far!

In honor of All Souls Day coming in November, this month’s volunteer opportunity will be to help upkeep St. Martin’s Cemetery near Midwest City! Come dressed in your work clothes! Jobs will include edging the graves, brushing and sweeping, painting the fence, and possibly arranging bricks commemorating babies who died and never had a marker placed.

Afterwards, we will pray a rosary for all souls who have died. We are possibly providing pizza; details will be forthcoming. If anyone is interested, St. Philip Neri, the parish in charge of taking care of the cemetery, has Saturday vigil mass at 5pm for those interested in checking out a new parish.

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Time: October 19th, 2017 @ 7PM.

Location: Blu’s BBQ and Burgers
612 N Robinson Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

One of the greatest issues that faces Millenials to a greater degree than past generations is pornography. We are constantly bombarded with sexualized images on prime-time TV, advertising, and almost everywhere we look in our day-to-day lives. Somehow our society has come to accept that pornography is “normal.”

Contrary to popular belief, this is not an issue that only affects men. I have never known anyone our age who has not struggled with lust, temptation, and chastity.

As a fellow millenial, Fr. Aaron Foshee can relate to the way we feel and is very passionate about this subject. We welcome you to come join in this discussion and engage an open dialogue on this major issue facing so many young adults today.

Come a little early at 6:45pm to eat and socialize. Fr. Foshee will begin speaking at 7:30, and should wrap up around 8:30 to give us some some additional time to visit with each other and discuss his talk.

Please come join us for beer, BBQ, and fellowship as we learn more about our faith. We hope to see you all there!

There will also be adoration available before and after ToT at St. Joseph’s Old Cathedral (one block west of Blu’s BBQ). If you are interested in joining and need the door code, please text/call Dominic Hoang (405-204-1012) or Tyler Lofgren (405-474-3672)

#cyaofokc #joinus

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Time: Thursday October 12th, 2017 @ 7PM.

Location: Fassler Hall
421 NW 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Hello CYAs and fellow young adults! We hope you all are enjoying the fall weather so far!

Did you know???

In space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity and tears can’t flow.
About 15 percent of all hospitals in the United States are Catholic hospitals. In some parts of the world, the Catholic Church provides the only healthcare, education and social services available to people.
The average lifespan of a major league baseball: 7 pitches!

NOW YOU KNOW!

CYA social at Fassler. What is that? It’s a great time with new and old friends! A great place to meet other young adults and talk about our faith and other details of our lives! A place to relax, eat, drink, and have a good time! Oh and sing Karaoke if you are up for that! Join us!

As always, there will be adoration available from 6pm through the evening at St. Josephs Old Cathedral (just a mile or so from Fassler)! If you are interested, please contact Dominic Hoang (405-204-1012) or Calvin Brown (405-543-4331) for the door code to the church.

St. Josephs Old Cathedral
307 NW 4th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

#cyaofokc #catholichall #fasslerhall

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Time: October 8th, 2017 @ 10:30AM

Location:
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
421 E. Acres St.
Norman, OK 73071

Hello everyone! This month we will visit St. Joseph’s in Norman! This event is great to enjoy the amazing Catholic Church’s in OKC and surrounding cities. And of course the great congregation they each have! Some of us will stay after Mass to spread the word about Catholic Young Adults of Oklahoma City and what we are all about! Please feel free to attend Mass and/or hang out for a bit afterwards! We will also grab lunch after Mass! Please come a bit earlier so we can all sit together! And if you have a CYA shirt, wear it! Mass is at 10:30a.m. We hope to see you all at St. Joseph’s in Normanl!

#cyaofokc #churchvisit #massandmeal #Mass #Fellowship #ParishVisit

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Time: October 5th, 2017 @ 7:00PM.

Location: St Francis of Assisi Church 3rd floor of the Meerschaert house.
1901 NW 18th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

This month for Catholic Conversations our guest speaker will be Sophie Schmitz, a lifelong Polish Catholic who survived the terrors of being interned at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

Mrs. Schmitz will be giving us her firsthand account of the horrors she witnessed in occupied Europe as thousands of Catholics were rounded up and imprisoned for their faith. She will speak for about an hour and then open it up for questions and discussion. We encourage you to ask about how her faith played a role in her survival and how her experience has shaped the way she has lived her life.

Please join us as we gather to hear her remarkable story and discuss the importance of building a strong faith in order to persevere in dire times.

We will be meeting in our usual place in the Meerschaert House at St. Francis of Assisi, but will gather first at the chapel on the second floor for a few minutes of quiet prayer and then head upstairs to the third floor for Mrs. Schmitz’s talk.

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Time: Thursday September 14th, 2017 @ 7PM.

Location: Fassler Hall
421 NW 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Have questions about the CYA group or want to get to know more of the awesome people that are part of CYAOFOKC? How’s spending time on the patio with great food, drink and even karaoke sound? Join us at our monthly CYA social at Fassler Hall where you can do all of these things! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces

As always, there will be adoration available from 6pm through the evening at St. Josephs Old Cathedral (just a mile or so from Fassler)! If you are interested, please contact Dominic Hoang (405-204-1012) or Calvin Brown (405-543-4331) for the code to the church.

St. Josephs Old Cathedral
307 NW 4th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

#Oldfriends #NEWfriends #Fellowship #CYAOFOKC

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