Busted Halo
feature: religion & spirituality
February 28th, 2014

Inviting Young Adults to Church this Lent

Churches will be packed on Ash Wednesday -- Let Busted Halo® help you keep folks coming back!

 
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A scene from Ash Wednesday at Holy Angels Cathedral in Gary, Indiana. (CNS file photo by Karen Callaway, Northwest Indiana Catholic)

A scene from Ash Wednesday at Holy Angels Cathedral in Gary, Indiana. (CNS file photo by Karen Callaway, Northwest Indiana Catholic)

We are a few short weeks away from the beginning of Lent — a time when we’ve seen people in their 20s–30s pay particular attention to their spiritual lives. On Ash Wednesday, tens of thousands of young adults who do not regularly attend church will come to receive ashes and take a step toward deepening their faith.

What happens to them the following Sunday? And the weeks after that?

As young adults make a turn in their spiritual journey toward your church on Ash Wednesday, download, print and share this invitation (PDF below) to deepen their relationship with God. We’ve made a color and a black and white version available below for downloading. You can personalize the sheet with your parish information at the bottom and invite people to volunteer to distribute it on Ash Wednesday.

This year, Busted Halo® will feature a wealth of Lenten resources specifically designed to engage, enrich and enlighten young adult spiritual seekers. One of our most popular Lenten offerings is or FAST PRAY GIVE Lenten Calendar (like an Advent calendar — for Lent!). The calendar features daily quotes, along with meaningful and doable daily challenges for fasting, praying and almsgiving. This is just one of the many ways Busted Halo® is working to reach out to people in their 20s–30s — more and more of whom are identifying as “nones” or have no religious affiliation.

Busted Halo® is an online ministry. Your parish is the place they can turn to for an in-person encounter with their faith. We hope you’ll use this invitation as part of your ministry to young adults. If you know someone who works or volunteers in a church, share this invitation with them. We know that many young adults are seeking a spiritual home and don’t know quite where to turn. We hope that through this effort, we’ll be able to steer them to resources that will deepen their faith and let them know that your parish is a place where they can show up and live out that faith.

Don’t miss this opportunity for inviting someone back to church!

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