Saint Paul's Outreach is a national organization founded in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1985. With mission centers in 7 states, SPO exists to help students on college campuses find a personal relationship with Christ in the fullness of the Church. With a declining understanding and appreciation for the Catholic faith, their goal is to help students understand and live out the mission and aspects of Catholicism.
SPO has been invited by the Archdiocese to do college campus ministry work and post-college young adult outreach. They currently have 9 mission leaders and 3 mission directors working in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas at Benedictine College, Johnson County Community College, and among post-college young adults in the Kansas City area.
SPO has been asked by the Archdiocese to do work with post-college young adults in the Kansas City area. SPO runs a formation program for post-college young adults that meets on the first Saturday and third Monday nights of each month. The formation program is critical to helping young people grow as disciples of Jesus, in community, and in becoming mission-driven in their approach to life. In addition to the formation program, SPO has established households in the Kansas City area - the women's house is in Prairie Village and the men's house is in Overland Park. SPO hosts Lord's Day dinners for young adults each month on Saturday evening.
JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SPO's missionaries stepped foot on Johnson County Community College campus in the Fall of 2013. They were approved by the student senate to become the first Catholic club in the JCCC's history. They will offer a monthly Mass on campus, a weekly prayer meeting, and both a women’s and men’s bible studies.
SPO mission leaders in Kansas City have been doing street evangelization and prayer ministry in places where lots of young people hang out - Westport, the Plaza, and the Power and Light district. They have had the opportunity to pray with hundreds of young adults on the streets and continue to do outreach in these places on Thursday nights.
Please pray for the efforts of Saint Paul’s Outreach in Kansas.
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