For Adults in Their 20's & 30's (Single & Couples)

The Avila Group kicked off the 2018-2019 year by joining Cor Jesu's DISCIPLESHIP NIGHT on September 21st.  The next meeting date will be Friday, October 26th.  The schedule is as follows:  

7:00 p.m.: SOCIAL and POTLUCK in the Guadalupe Garden 

7:30 p.m.: Young Adult Bible Study—BYOB (Bring Your Own Bible!). 

8:30 p.m.: HOLY HOUR & Confessions in the church (led by Cor Jesu). Young Adults, together with our Youth, will encounter Jesus (traditional Exposition/Benediction service with chants, praise music, Scriptural reflection, and Compline (prayers).  

YOUNG  ADULT   R E T R E A T !  JOIN US for the 3rd Annual AVILA GROUP YOUNG ADULT RETREAT on November 9 through 11 at El Carmelo Retreat House in Redlands, led by the Discalced Carmelite Friars. Below are the details:

Retreat Theme: “Finding your Identity in Today’s World” 

This Young Adult Retreat (for those in their 20s and 30s—single or married) is sponsored by the AVILA Groups from our Carmelite Parishes in Alhambra and Tucson Arizona. It will include adoration, opportunities for spiritual direction/confession, Holy Mass, Lauds/Vespers, and will begin and end socially while entering into the silence of God from Friday evening through Sunday morning. Conferences, based on the retreat theme, “Finding your Identity in Today's World,” will be given by the Discalced Carmelite Friars.  

Cost: $155 per person (includes two nights and six meals) 

A $50 deposit to hold your spot is due Oct. 15  (deposit goes toward total cost) 

Make checks payable to El Carmelo Retreat House and mail to St. Therese Church, c/o Avila Group Retreat, 510 N. El Molino St., Alhambra, California  91801.  

For more info and/or to reserve your spot, please contact Dalal Saied at or (619)333-9619 OR Fr. Matthias at 

All Young Adults, single and married in their 20's and 30's, are invited to join the AVILA GROUP, whose mission is to strengthen faith through friendship. 

For questions, contact Fr. Matthias at