Mass & Talk on "Facing the Challenges in Marriage Life in the 21st Century"

The Catholic Fellowship of Connecticut invites all Catholics and Christians in their 20s, 30s and 40s, both single and married, for the 5PM Young Professionals Mass on Saturday July 20th at The Church of the Assumption in Westport, CT.

Following the Mass, meet the group in the Fr. McGrath Hall (beneath the Church) for by a talk starting at 6PM by our guest speaker Fr. Juan Gabriel Acosta on “Facing the Challenges in Marriage Life in the 21st Century.”

This talk is for both single and married Catholic and Christians young adults, but is open to anyone interested in the topic.

The talk will focus on the couple understanding the nature of the commitment they are going to make in marriage life by explaining the four major stages which social scientists have observed marriage moves through, and the four stages by which marriage works. It is important to recall that each stage presents a unique learning path in the spiritual, human, and psychological sphere of human relationships.

Afterward the group shall convene at the Moja Cafe on the Saugatuck River which is located approximately 0.3 miles North of the church at 12 Wilton Road in Westport. We shall enjoy drink and food specials, conversation and river views on the outdoor patio. More information on the Moja cafe here

About our Guest Speaker:
Fr. Juan Gabriel Acosta, age 30, is one of the young adult priests newly ordained for the Diocese of Bridgeport. He was born in Cáqueza, Cundinamarca, Colombia. He is the only son of Juan de Jesus Acosta and Maria Quevedo Acosta. His parents and a sister, Miryam, currently live in Bogotá, Colombia, where they are members of San Antonio de Padua Parish. He went to elementary and high school in Bogotá, and attended the Seminario Mayor de San José where he was the champion of the double tennis tournament in 2004, and the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, graduating in 2006 with high honors (Summa Cum Laude) with a concentration in philosophy and theology. Following graduation, he taught at the Colegio Nuestra Señora de Chiquinquirá in Bogotá.

He worked as an assistant of pathology in the laboratory, and studied medicine at the Universidad Manuela Beltran. A friend who is a seminarian for the Diocese of Bridgeport suggested that he consider serving as a priest in this diocese, and he came to Connecticut in 2009. The Church of the Assumption in Westport is now his home parish where he serves as a Parochial Vicar. Fr. Juan has completed his seminary studies at Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD.

The Church of the Assumption
98 Riverside Avenue
Westport, CT 06880


By car, I95 to Exit 17 for Westport or Merritt CT 15 to Exit 41 for Westport.

By train, Metro North to Westport Station.  There are cabs at the station, which will take you to the Church in 5 minutes.

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  • jackie e.

    great idea

    July 12, 2013

  • Toan

    Join us on Sat Jul 20th for Mass follow by a Talk. After the talk there will be a Social. We plan to check out a new venue call "Moja Café" on Wilton Road (2 min from the Church) overlooking the Saugatuck River. We're expecting a great turnout. Feel free to invite friends, both single and married.

    July 10, 2013

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