Millennial‘s Mike Jordan Laskey has a new article at NCR. He writes:
Young adults are transient and often far from their families of origin, which are big challenges to finding a support network. Another challenge is our increasingly libertarian, individualistic culture: According to a survey conducted by the real estate website Trulia, only half of Americans know their neighbors’ names.
This is where our parishes could come in. New Catholics who enter the church at the Easter Vigil continue to meet with their group of sponsors and teachers for months after their initiation through a process called mystagogia. They are reminded that the parish community still supports them and that the Easter Vigil was not a graduation ceremony from a program, but the start of something new.
The full article can be read here.