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Encuentros Juveniles 50th anniversary celebration

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 at 11:00 AM - Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Encuentros Juveniles, a retreat and formation program for youths and young adults that began in the Archdiocese of Miami, will be kicking off its 50th anniversary celebration with a Mass and exhibition Tuesday, Jan. 31.

The Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Thomas Wenski at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Anthony on the campus of St. Thomas University, 16401 N.W. 37 Ave., Miami Gardens.

Following the Mass, the university's Sardinas Gallery and Favalora Museum will be hosting an exhibition recounting the history of Encuentros Juveniles in the archdiocese.

The gallery and museum are located on the second floor of St. Thomas' main library, a short walk from the chapel. 

Refreshments will be served. All are invited.


St. Thomas University
16401 NW 37 Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054 (Map)

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Isabel Medina


Singles for Christ Household Meeting

Next date: Feb 1, 2023 - click here for time schedule - English

CFC Singles for Christ (CFC SFC) is one of the family ministries of Couples for Christ (CFC). It is a Catholic Christian Young Adult Ministry aimed to provide a community for those who want to know Christ and discover one’s vocation (Marriage, Religious or Single Blessedness Life).

CFC SFC also organizes many different activities and events aimed to help enrich one’s faith and grow to be more Christ-like.

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CFC Singles for Christ (SFC) is one of the family ministries of Couples for Christ (CFC). It was founded to cater to the needs of single men and women from 18 to 40 years of age. “Single” refers to anyone within that age group who is free from any legal impediments to marriage. The pastoral care offered by the ministry, though, is not limited to those who are called for marriage, but includes as well those who may be considering either single blessedness or religious vocation as a state of life.

It initially aimed to provide a Christian support environment for single men and women.  However, SFC has taken a more pro-active stance in providing that environment by ensuring that it brings Christ to wherever the singles are – in the corporate setting, in campuses, in government institutions, even in prison and in developing communities.

SFC also intends to be relevant in the various realities of a single person in the aspects of Leadership, Lifestyle, Livelihood, and Love life.


Our Lady of the Holy Rosary-St. Richard Church
Old Library Building
7500 SW 152 St, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157 (Map)

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Marilyn Marasigan


Encuentro #215 Retreat for high school boys & girls

Feb 3, 2023 to Feb 5, 2023 - click here for time schedule - English

Encuentros Juveniles, youth movement of the Archdiocese of Miami, is hosting a retreat for high school boys and girls (ages 14 to 18) on Feb. 3-5th at the Madonna Retreat Center.

If you, or someone you know is looking for an encounter with Christ, please visit to register and for more information.


Madonna Retreat Center
3600 SW 32nd Blvd., West Park, FL 33023 (Map)

Aim Higher: Miami Men's Retreat

Feb 10, 2023 to Feb 12, 2023 - various times - Bilingual (English and Spanish)

The Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary - Religious Brothers and Priests invite young men between the ages of 18-35 to join us for our Aim Higher Retreat.

This retreat will go deeply into the dignity and vocation of all men and our heroic call to holiness, purpose, sacrifice, and service for the kingdom of God.


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In a world that is full of incomplete and often false ideas about what it means to be a man, it is important for young men to stop and consider who they are called to be in the light of Jesus Christ who is the only One who reveals man to himself and makes clear his most high calling.

The cost of the retreat will be $50 and will cover rooms and meals.

Transportation not included.


Land of the Pierced Hearts
20505 SW 256 St, Homestead, FL 33031 (Map)

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SCTJM Religious Brothers and Priests


Online evening prayer for young adults

Next date: Feb 28, 2023 - click here for time schedule - English

The North American Vocation Team of the School Sisters of Notre Dame invites young adults ages 18 and older to a monthly online evening prayer on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CST) via Zoom.

Dates for evening prayer in the first quarter of 2023 are Jan. 24, Feb. 28 and March 28. More information and registration for the Zoom links is available at   

The online prayer typically lasts about an hour. Participants experience evening prayer in the rhythm of the Liturgy of the Hours interspersed with faith sharing and/or other prayer styles such as Lectio Divina, Taizé or Contemplative prayer. 

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“Our online evening prayer has allowed us to connect regularly with sisters and young adults all across the U.S. and Canada,” said Sister Bridget Waldorf of the North American Vocation Team. “We enjoy sharing our daily communal prayer with those who are seeking to better recognize and understand God’s presence in their lives.” 

The North American Vocation Team accompanies young adults as they discern God’s call while informing them about religious life and especially the mission and charism of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, an international community of almost 2,000 women religious founded in Bavaria in 1833.

The SSND mission is to proclaim the Good News, directing their entire lives toward that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent. Continuing the sacred work of their foundress, Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, School Sisters of Notre Dame transform the world through education, giving special emphasis to women, young people and those who are poor.

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via, Zoom, FL 33138 (Map)

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