Young adults who love trivia, take note: the Young Adult Group (YAG) of Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick’s parishes has planned a trivia night/wine and cheese party for Saturday, Nov. 20. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall at St. Patrick’s Church, 300 Main St., Owego.
Questions are designed by a YAG planning-team member, Joy Ivancie, and cover such categories as current events, church and local history, sports and entertainment. Teams are awarded such prizes as movie tickets, along with “a ticket for a front-pew seat at any Mass, or a 10-minute confession with the priest of your choice,” quipped Kara Reester, a planning-team member who coordinates events.
The Nov. 20 gathering will likely include at least one of the Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick’s priests — Father William Moorby, pastor; or Father William Coffas or Father Symon Ntaiyia, parochial vicars. Reester noted that parish priests — including former parochial vicar Father Patrick Van Durme, who helped found YAG — have strongly supported the group.
YAG, just beginning its second year, is open to the entire Tioga County area, particularly young adults in all six faith communities of Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick’s. Among YAG’s successful events have been a previous trivia night, as well as dinners and “Theology on Tap” discussions. Upcoming Theology on Taps will be “Where Have the Priests Gone?” in January 005 and “Talking to Others About Your Faith” the following month.
Reester said YAG also designs events for specific populations — such as a summer play group for parents of young kids, as well as a possible future “third Saturday” gathering for folks in the age 18-25 range.
“The planning team really believes that we have so much learning to do as adult Catholics, and however we can, we need to grab an opportunity to grow in our faith. (And) if the social aspect takes off, then that’s great,” Reester said.
For details about trivia night and other YAG events, call 607/687-1068.