Letters From a Young Catholic

My reflections as a Catholic young adult passionate about the Faith, seeking to grow in knowledge and understanding of God and discerning the will of the Lord in my life.

Sunday, October 22, 2006


What draws over 300 young adults on a Saturday night? Jesus.

Last night was Summit, a Eucharistic Adoration event for young adults held once a month in our archdiocese. The church it was held at was packed.

After Summit a bunch of us went out to Boston Pizza to hang out and visit. I was in the first group to arrive at the restaurant and so we mentioned to the hostess that "some of our friends" might be following behind us. By "some", we meant a couple dozen. As we began to fill up the restaurant I had the following brief conversastion with our waitress:

Waitress: "Are you all from some sort of sports tournament."

Me: "No."

Waitress: "Where are you all coming from?"

Me: "Church. We were all at a Church event tonight and decided to hang out afterwards."

Waitress: "You guys were where?"

Me: "Church."

Waitress: "On a Saturday night?"

Me: "Yes."

Waitress: "All of you?"

Me: "Yes."

The poor waitress looked a little confused. In fact, she looked very confused. I guess it is kind of shocking to have a couple dozen twenty-something year olds walk into your restaurant on a Saturday night on their way home from church.