Holidays with a Young Adult Twist

Anticipate the social challenges of being a single young adult in today’s world. Host “alternative holiday” celebrations around romantic or family holidays, like Valentine’s Day or Thanksgiving, so that singles can enjoy the holiday spirit just like everyone else. Recognize additional “holy days” in young adult life by offering a community blessing to mark significant movements in young adult life at the end of mass. For example, offer a special blessing for young adults who are going through transitions — like those moving into the parish or those moving out; consider blessing engaged couples, new parents, or those married for one year.