Surrender Young Adult Ministry is devoted to surrendering and submitting to the love of Christ and to what God demands of us to continue St. Oscar Romero’s episcopal motto “to think with the Church”.
WHO WE SERVE
Our ministry serves ages 18-39. Surrender Young Adult Ministry, in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ document, Sons and Daughters of the Light: A Pastoral Plan for Ministry with Young Adults, strives to connect young adults with Jesus Christ, the Church, the mission of the Church in the world, and with one another through hospitality, collaboration, faith sharing, and reconciliation.
WHEN WE GATHER
- Once a month Eucharistic Adoration – 1st Thursday of the month from 7-8:30PM held at the parish office.
- Youth & Young Adult Mass – First Saturday of the Month at 4:00PM
- Once a month relational ministry gathering, including but not limited to: coffee nights, paint nights, catechetical nights, prayer nights, spiritual and vocational formation nights, etc.
MINISTRY LOGO MEANING & VISION
- The imagery on the “U” is to remind us that not simply others, but YOU are asked by our Lord to surrender your life to Christ. Red for martyrdom.
- The Right Hand: This hand symbolizes the many Gospel stories that depict the faithful reaching their hand out to Jesus in time of need and healing; such as: Peter Walking on Water, Jesus Healing the Blind Bartimaeus, & the Healing of the Women with a Hemorrhage. It also symbolizes the hand we extend as a form of worship and we sing and give thanks to God in prayer.
- The Lines Under the “U”: Represents an altar. Which is in remembrance of the assassination of Archbishop Óscar Romero at the altar. At 6.30pm, on Monday, March 24, 1980, the Archbishop of San Salvador was celebrating Mass in the chapel of the Divine Providence hospital. A car pulled up outside, and a single gunman fired a single shot from the doorway straight into Saint Oscar Romero’s heart.
- The Left Hand of the “U”: This is opposite of the right and is slightly arched to symbolize a priest when they extend their hands over the altar during the sacrifice of the altar at Holy Mass. Just as we are called to surrender, our priests are called to as well.
- The Pelican: Just as the pelican would give its blood to save its children from hunger, so Jesus Christ poured out his blood on the cross to save us from our sins, and offers his blood to us in the Eucharist as spiritual drink. We too are called to surrender ourselves just as Christ, and Oscar Romero did. The pelican is depicted as flying (or soarin’) to represent the “SOR” in SORrender.