St. John’s Flock: A Group for Young Professionals

STAMFORD—On a cold winter evening at the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, a group of young adults gathered together for an evening of prayer and pizza. On this night, and every first Monday of the month, the members of St. John’s Flock meet for an hour of contemplative prayer and Eucharistic adoration, followed by a delicious group dinner at a local restaurant. It’s this unique combination, a mix of faith and fellowship that attracts members to the group.

This particular evening, as the group gathered around a table preparing to enjoy dinner, members discussed everything from the Bishop’s return to social media to salsa dancing. The warm, inviting atmosphere was undeniable, as leader Mary Thierry introduced newcomers with a smile and welcome.

It is under the leadership of Mary that The Flock has seen resurgence, and just in time. One of the major initiatives of Bishop Caggiano has been to emphasize to young adults that there is a place prepared for them in the church. That is the goal of The Flock, brining together Catholics from all across the Diocese to pray and worship, but also to discuss life over a slice of pizza.

The group meets at St. John the Evangelist in Stamford the first Monday of every month from 7-9, and the third Sunday of every month at 5:00 pm. All are welcome!

For more info contact: Mary Thierry,