We are proud to announce that Saturday, January 20, 2018 marks our 23rd Annual Archdiocese of Santa Fe Roman Catholic Young Adult Appreciation Banquet. This is a wonderful time for Archdiocesan parishes to recognize and affirm the outstanding service that young adults provide. Many parishes are blessed with young adult’s acts of faith in action.
We invite all parishes to submit two of their outstanding young adults (ages 18 out of high School – 30) to receive a Certificate of Appreciation at the Annual Young Adult Appreciation Banquet. The Certificate of Appreciation is awarded to young adults from the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.
Young Adults are commonly found serving their parishes as Extraordinary Ministers of the Most Holy Eucharist, Ushers, Lectors, participating in Choirs, Catechists, Youth and Young Adult Ministers, serving in Social Justice Projects, and many other ministries.
Please prayerfully reflect on where young adults are serving in your parish community. Once you have chosen two young adults, who deserve to receive the Certificate of Appreciation, please fill out the attached recipient forms and return them back to the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. We request that the nomination forms be returned by Monday, January 8, 2018. We also request that you personally inform your recipients of the Appreciation Banquet.
The Annual Young Adult Appreciation Banquet is Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Catholic Center, 4000 St. Joseph’s Pl NW Albuquerque, NM 87120. The event begins at 4:00 PM with check-in. Sunday obligation Mass begins at 5:00 PM, Dinner at 6:00 PM and followed by the Appreciation Ceremony at 7:00 PM. Attire is Business Casual.
The Appreciation Dinner is a gift to the recipients from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for their outstanding service to the Archdiocese. They may bring a guest (no more than two guests per nominee, also this is an adult event) and this year we have a reserved a seat for the Pastor and Young Adult Minister of their parish which will also be considered quests. There will be a charge for all guest’s, pastors and minister’s meals at $15 per guest(s). Please note Due to assigned seating we will not take any registrations at the door.
Please call the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for more information at (505) 831-8142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org