What we're about

The West Hartford Catholic Young Adults (aka Crossfire) is a group of for those in their 20s and 30s focused on faith, fellowship, and community service. We meet at and are run through St. Thomas the Apostle Church but you do not need to be a parishioner or even Catholic to participate in our events. No matter where you are in your faith journey, we'd love to have you. We host variety of social events, service projects and work on our spiritual development through weekly bible study on Tuesdays, going to Mass together, retreats and adoration. Maybe the last time you participated in something like this was Catholic school or CCD, maybe you've never studied the Bible at all ... all good! We simply dissect the coming weekend's Gospel, led by a rotation of group members, and follow with a friendly and faith-filled discussion. We all know what it's like to be "the new guy" --most of us just dropped in one day knowing no one after moving from out-of-state for a new job looking for faith formation and friendship. We always have something in the works and would love to meet you.

Just a note: We're on Meetup to reach new people, however, the majority of our 50+ active members are not active on this site. Request to join our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/STACrossfire/?jazoest=265100121891011147886755368112885065108678290835599575465888886100981031156853541108999677079991111014865586510012110410011210648859710111072688810188888911510498731127875122112901031104851109120848311355103731031137211765) for more.

Upcoming events (5+)

Young Adult Night: Hops And Holiness 🍺

Holy Family Retreat & Conference Center

An evening for young adults aged 21-35 seeking to build community around their faith. We will rotate a variety of lecturers and themes as they pertain to young adulthood. Light refreshments will be served with a donation of $15. Register here: https://www.holyfamilyretreat.org/calendar/hops-and-holiness-nov-2019 Here is our first topic, which will be led by our first speaker, Chris Hadad: Life is filled with challenges that test us and unfortunately, sometimes we fail. Those challenges and failures can be a gift if we are open to seeing the opportunity they present. In our pursuit of real joy and purpose in this world, the path is almost always through, not around, the challenges and failures we encounter. Chris Haddad is the Director of Campus Ministry at Northwest Catholic High School and director of youth ministry and of the Confirmation program at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford. He practiced law for 23 years before changing careers and is now in his second year of the Diaconate program with the Archdiocese of Hartford. Sign up online and feel free to bring beer or wine. Light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

Young Adult Bible Study

St. Thomas The Apostle

Please join us for a Bible Study discussion at 7:30p at St. Thomas The Apostle in the church basement (enter on either side of the church and walk downstairs, not the main entrance). There are typically 12-20 people in attendance (most of our group is not on Meetup, but this is how we reach new people like you!) How it works: We rotate as peers researching the upcoming Gospel that is read on Sunday. The first portion is spent reading the Gospel as a group, then the leader will present some history and thematics around what they found in their research, and the final portion is discussion-based, where we seek to understand how we can live out Christ's message in our daily lives. No matter where you are in your faith journey, we'd love for you to join our group. None of us are biblical scholars. You don't need to bring anything, we provide materials for you to read along, though some people bring their own bible for personal preference.

Friendsgiving

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Our 3rd annual Crossfire Friendsgiving! All are welcome + bring a Thanksgiving dish to share. RSVP here and let us know what you plan to bring so that we can track what dishes are accounted for. RSVP for address and it will be sent to you.

Young Adult Bible Study

St. Thomas The Apostle

Please join us for a Bible Study discussion at 7:30p at St. Thomas The Apostle in the church basement (enter on either side of the church and walk downstairs, not the main entrance). There are typically 12-20 people in attendance (most of our group is not on Meetup, but this is how we reach new people like you!) How it works: We rotate as peers researching the upcoming Gospel that is read on Sunday. The first portion is spent reading the Gospel as a group, then the leader will present some history and thematics around what they found in their research, and the final portion is discussion-based, where we seek to understand how we can live out Christ's message in our daily lives. No matter where you are in your faith journey, we'd love for you to join our group. None of us are biblical scholars. You don't need to bring anything, we provide materials for you to read along, though some people bring their own bible for personal preference.

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Young Adult Bible Study

St. Thomas The Apostle

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