The Apostolate of the Maronite Young Adults of St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church, is a spiritual, cultural, and social organization, which strives to foster unity among the Young Adults of the Maronite Catholic Church.
The mission of the MYA is to unite the young adults, support and guide them in their path to personal and spiritual growth, help them expand their knowledge and support their educational and cultural development, encourage fellowship through social and recreational events, and serve the community through evangelization and philanthropic activities.
The MYA strives to fulfill its mission through the work, support, and dedication of every one of its members, as it depends on them to mold and shape the organization and to make it grow and prosper. By engaging in open discussions, lectures, and forums about issues pertaining to young adults, the MYA members will build more knowledge and enrich both their personal and spiritual growth. The MYA also encourages its members to celebrate and promote their heritage and traditions, and to expand their cultural development. All young adults are encouraged to engage in its social and recreational events and activities and to develop meaningful relationships with one another as one community. Each member of the MYA represents the core values of the organization, and it is our duty as Christians to help spread the word and love of God.
The young adults are the bridge of the future and the role models of our youth, and the MYA hopes to be a solid block in the bridge and an inspiration to the youth.
The Maronite Youth Organization is an organization for youth ages 12 – 18, who are interested in growing in their Maronite faith, growing socially with those in the organization, and becoming part of the church and community through the promotion of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through our shared Maronite faith.
We exist so that our lives may be transformed from the dark of this world to the light of Christ. We exist to equip each youth member with the tools to live a life reflecting their choice to serve God. And, we exist to use those tools to go back out and impact other lives so that they, too, may begin the process. We develop these three themes within the context of our Maronite Catholic Tradition.
Call young people to be disciples of Jesus Christ. Draw young people into the life, work, and mission of the Maronite faith community
Foster the total personal and spiritual growth of young people. Objectives; To enable young people to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. To connect young people with the life of the parish community and to make them more visible in parish life. To enable young people to know and understand the teachings, traditions and practices of the Maronite Church, deepening their Christian identity. To To connect young people with caring, believing adult role models. To provide young people with service opportunities. To provide a safe environment and a place where young people share and grow together in faith, learning more about being Christian Maronite Catholic. To develop an intentional outreach to uninvolved and non-practicing youth.
To involve young people in prayer and worship. To enable our young people to become happy, healthy and holy adults.
The National Apostolate of Maronites (NAM) is the official lay apostolate of the Maronite Church of the USA and the only one in the world. Its mission is to assist its bishops, serve as a link in unifying Maronite laity in the US, and strengthen the bond between clergy and laity.
Assisting its bishops, serving as a link in unifying Maronite laity in the U.S., and strengthening the bond between clergy and laity. NAM helps preserve Syriac-Maronite traditions by promoting the rich Maronite heritage and by fostering pride in the Maronite Church.