Consuming Fire | Young Adult Group

“Dear young people, let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ, and spread that light wherever you are. Be generous in your active life, young people! Be deeply immersed in the contemplation of God’s mystery. Make the Eucharist the heart of your day.”

Pope St. John Paul II


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What is Consuming Fire?

Consuming Fire is the Young Adult Group at Our Lady of Mercy (OLM); a community of late teens, 20s and 30s, who are single, divorced, widowed, and married, with and without children with a real desire to grow in love and relationship with God and fellowship with one another.

It is our hope that the Consuming Fire community will encourage young adults to become active leaders in the Church and respond to Jesus’ call to love, evangelize and serve others!

What do Consuming Fire Young Adults do?

WE GATHER | We gather with regularity at OLM and other venues to eat, pray, and ‘do life together’!   The gatherings are open to anyone: Catholics, non-Catholics, seekers, and those just curious about Jesus.

OUR PURPOSE | The primary purpose of Consuming Fire is to help young adults grow in their relationship with Jesus together – and community is the most effective way to do that! After all, there are no “solo disciples”. Discipleship cannot be lived (and definitely will not flourish) in isolation.

KEEPING IT REAL | Consuming Fire is all about real relationships where there is authenticity, accountability, and accompaniment.

When do we gather?

We will meet in person on Tuesday nights from 7pm-8:30pm going through the awesome “Metanoia” series, for our summer session, and every other week for a social activity such as bowling, grabbing beers, or watching a movie.

After powerfully and transformatively going through the “Wild Goose” series by Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, the group will be going through the follow up series to it called “Metanoia”

What is the Metanoia?

METANOIA – and believe in the Gospel. In the Gospel of Mark, the first words of Jesus are an invitation to metanoia, to repent, to change, to be converted.

Every Catholic, no matter where we are in our faith journey, is invited to a deeper conversion. Metanoia is not a one-time event; rather, it is a continual process of turning away from the things of the world, from lies and sin, and discovering a deeper union with Christ.

Metanoia is a production of The Ministry of The Wild Goose and 4PM Media in association with Franciscan University of Steubenville and the Franciscan Friars TOR of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. The series is beautifully filmed on location in the Holy Land, highlighting sacred places such as the Sea of Galilee, the River Jordan, the desert of Temptations, and many of the holy sites in Jerusalem.

This 10-part series featuring Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, President of Franciscan University and founder of The Ministry of the Wild Goose, leads us on a journey with Christ into conversion.Each of the episodes explores areas of our life where conversion is so often necessary. Metanoia will examine topics such as who is Jesus, what must we do to inherit eternal life, and many other significant matters of faith. With preaching from Fr. Dave as well as personal testimonies from men and women, young and old, religious and lay, their stories will inspire you to seek to encounter Jesus and the new life he is constantly inviting us to.

Join us for the most important journey of our lives, a journey of grace, hope, repentance, and transformation. Do not delay, “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the Gospel. Mk 1:15”


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What if I have more questions?

Great!  Connect with our Consuming Fire Young Adult Leaders.

Matt Kubanda and Mary Rysavy

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