STAMFORD—“Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure.” These words of St. John Paul II have been the foundation for the creation of a new young adult group in the diocese. Catholic Adventures Stamford is a group for young adults in their 20s and 30s who have an interest in “building community and fellowship” with other Catholic young adults “while having fun and trying new things,” says co-founder Diane Kremheller of Greenwich. Diane was not alone in her creation of this group. At a Faith on Tap night in Stamford, she met Amanda Stole (Stamford), Caitlin Stole (also of Stamford), and Staci Genovese (Norwalk). Through conversation, “we realized that we shared a love of Christ and the Catholic faith” and “lamented how difficult it has been for all of us to meet other like-minded Catholic young adults, so we decided that we should start our own group,” says Kremheller. They try to plan one event each weekend, and they have already had many adventures on their calendar, such as rock climbing at Rock Climb (Fairfield), attending a Frassati Night at St. Mary’s Church (New Haven), the Humane Vitae Conference at the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist (Stamford), and karaoke at Fiddler’s Green (Stamford). These are only a few of the adventures in which the group has partaken, and more are on the horizon.
Ranging from day trips and outings to Catholic events throughout the diocese, Catholic Adventures Stamford seeks to offer “regular opportunities for building friendships,” says Kremheller. In addition to these activities, they will be starting a young adult bible study at St. John the Evangelist in Stamford, which will employ “The Bible Timeline” Study Series by Ascension Press and meet once a week in the evening. Catholic Adventures Stamford is open to all young adults in the diocese.