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My name is Catherine Caldwell and I'm excited to join this parish and serve as your Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. I'm a recent graduate of the University of Florida (Go Gators!), where I studied religion. Studying world religions convicted me of the truth of our Catholic faith and serving in various ministries, such as being the chaplain and president of my sorority and for helping others encounter this truth.  

My passion for ministry is rooted in my own experiences -- I know that Youth and Young Adult Ministry is important because of the deep effect it has had on my own life. As a teen, I was an active member of my parish's youth group and my experiences there formed the foundation for my walk with Christ. In college, I joined a bible study at my church and a Christian sorority, both of which helped me develop a personal relationship with Christ. For the past three summers, I served as a Life Teen missionary at Camp Hidden Lake, which taught me the beauty of our Catholic faith, the importance of prayer, and how to live a joyful, fun-filled life. 


When I'm not at church, I like to spend time with my family and friends by trying new recipes, going on road trips, and being outside. I grew up in Tampa and I'm so excited to move home and build community. My hope for ministry is to walk beside you while we both grow in relationship with Christ. By living a joyful life of discipleship, we can all thrive as a parish community and transform the world by becoming saints. I look forward to meeting you all and I am praying for you. God bless you! 

St. Stephen Parish Community welcomes young adult ages, 18-39 to participate in community, worship, and fellowship. This ministry invites young adults in the area to come together to pray, make connections, and grow in their faith with one another.   We have events every week! 

For more information about all Young Adult Ministry has to offer, please contact Catherine Caldwell, at our Office of Faith Formation, 813-671-4434.

 Young Adult Bible Study

Young adults in their 20s and 30s will meet for a study of The Gospel according to Mark, led by Bill Cardenas,

When & Where: 2nd & 4th Tuesdayof the month from January 9 through May 22 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Room 1 at St. Stephen Family Life Center. Mark’s gospel begins with Jesus' baptism through the announcement of his resurrection to the women at the tomb. Mark asks everyone to answer Jesus' question, 'Who do you say that I am?' and challenges believers in every generation to accept the harsh reality of the cross.   Study set fee is $25.  Please contact our Office of Faith Formation to register!

  •  Young Adult Faith Discussion

When & Where:  1st Thursday at 7:00 - 8:30 pm every first Thursday of the month at the Family Life Center.  

  •  Adoration, Praise & Worship 

When & where: 3rd Thursday at 7:00-8:00 pm for worship and Adoration (EXALT) at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Following Adoration we gather together for dinner & fellowship at Beef O' Brady's.    

  •   Theology on Tap          

When & where: 4th Thursday at 7:00 - 8:30 pm at O'Brien's Irish Pub in Brandon, FL.   Any young adult graduated and out of High School is welcome to attend. 


Diocese of St. Petersburg Office of Young Adult Ministry


Catholics Young Adults of Tampa Bay



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