Welcome to Emmaus!

We are an awesome Catholic Young Adult Group ages 20-39, single or married, located in Jacksonville, FL. Keep an eye on the announcements below for meeting times and events! Examples of events are Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, monthly confession and Mass, Theology on Tap, outdoor activities, bible studies, guest speakers, and much much more. If you join the Emmaus Yahoo! Group, find us on Facebook or check this website regularly, you will be able to receive the latest news on what is happening with Emmaus. So if you are looking to grow in your faith, find friendships, and get involved in something that helps spread the Gospel, then get involved with “Emmaus”!



About Us

The Emmaus Catholic Young Adult Group was started in 1996 by Fr. Ducci in Orange Park, FL. The group first met in the Wilcox house, moved to St. Catherine’s, and then due to the group’s growth and mission ultimately to Assumption Catholic Church. We chose the name “Emmaus” because of the passage in the book of Luke 24:13-35. We love this passage because it deals with the Lord opening the eyes of those who are blind to the truth. The two men’s minds are opened to the Truth when Jesus teaches them about Himself starting from the Old Testament to His death on the Cross to His Resurrection. Afterwards the two men recognize who Jesus is when He gives them the Eucharist i.e. His very Body and Blood in Communion. Our group’s mission is to open the hearts and minds of young adults to Jesus in order to live a holy life. We seek to proclaim the Gospel, which includes all of the Church’s Teachings. We do this by having guest speaker’s talk about the faith, Bible studies, Mass and Adoration, worship music, retreats, sports, and more. We believe in building a strong community of Catholic young adults whose goal is to change lives and live lives of holiness for Christ.

"Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?" Luke 24:32.

Emmaus Core Team

Patrick, Emily, Paul, and Jacinta. Please feel free to contact us at emmauscya@gmail.com with any questions, comments, suggestions or concerns.

Our Spiritual Director

Our Spiritual Director
Father Ed Murphy (L), Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish. E-mail: ewmurphy@windstream.net

Emmaus Directions

We are located at:
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church

121 East Duval Street,
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Saturday, May 20, 2017



Good evening!

Emmaus will be meeting this Tuesday (05/23) at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. We will be continuing a new Bible Study called "Praying with the Creed" by Fr Benedict Groeschel, CFR!

Light refreshments will be provided.


Other events this week:

Theology on Tap this Monday (5/22) will cover a lecture on Faith-Hope-and-Love at its new location "Wicked Barley Brewing Company" on Baymeadows. See DOSA webpage for more info: http://www.dosafl.com/tot/

Hope to see you there.

God bless!!




Monday, May 15, 2017

Meeting at IC Canceled - We encourage you to check out YCP :)



Hello Everyone!

This Tuesday 5/16/17 EMMAUS will not be meeting at Immaculate Conception, but we encourage you to gather with our catholic professional friends at YCP. They are continuing the Executive Speaker Series, and the talk will be given by Greg Montana. Visit the Cody Family Enrichment Center at St. Joseph's Catholic Church: 4152 Loretto Rd, Jacksonville, Florida 32223 and follow the YCP Executive Speaker Series beginning @7:00. Free drinks and refreshments provided. Professional attire is requested.


God bless!!!


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Meeting Canceled

Hello Everyone,

      Tonight's meeting has been cancled.
Please keep watch on the EMMAUS Facebook page about events coming up.

God bless!!!

Monday, May 1, 2017




Greetings,

Emmaus will be meeting this Tuesday evening at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. We will be continuing our Bible Study called "Praying with the Creed" by Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR!
Light refreshments will be provided.

Other events this week: 
Girls, consider attending the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Women's Discernment Retreat this weekend from May 6th to May 7th. Join Sr. Jeanette and Sr. for an overnight retreat at the Marywood Retreat House. There will be much time for silence and time for prayer, with a few talks and a panel mixed in. Beginning 10am Saturday, May 6 and ending 2pm, Sunday, May 7, this retreat is aimed at those discerning a vocation or just making a big life decision. The cost is $15, but if money is an obstacle it's really no big deal. Space is limited. To sign up and for questions visit: https://goo.gl/forms/wzVPj6gIdBCue26A3

Also, Emmaus has been asked to volunteer at the Woman's Help Center Gala on Thursday May 11th at the Regency Hyatt Hotel in Downtown Jacksonville. Our guest speaker is Dinesh D'Souza, the film writer and director of Hilary's America and Obama's America.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Jacinta at 904-515-9804.

All volunteers will be permitted to hear the talk given by Mr. D'Souza and enjoy the 3 course dinner provided by the Hyatt at no cost. We ask that volunteers arrive on the 2nd floor between 5:15pm and 5:30pm to begin taking the names of guests. We are looking to seat over 900 people :). If you can assist with the VIP reception please arrive on the 3rd floor at 5:00pm for instructions on how to accommodate guests :).

We hope to see you there!!

D’Souza has been named one of America’s most influential conservative thinkers by the New York Times Magazine. The World Affairs Council lists him as one of the nation’s 500 leading authorities on international issues, and Newsweek cited him as one of the country’s most prominent Asian-Americans. Dinesh was born in India and originally came to the United States as an exchange student.   Since then, he has had a prominent career as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual, and has also become a renowned filmmaker with his top-grossing documentaries, including Obama’s America and Hillary’s America
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Sunday, April 23, 2017





Emmaus will be volunteering at the upcoming Woman's Help Center Gala on May 11th at the Regency Hyatt Hotel in Downtown Jacksonville. Our guest speaker is Dinesh D'Souza, the film writer and director of Hilary's America and Obama's America.

We are looking for at least 10 volunteers to help sign in guests and collect the offering at the end of the event.

All volunteers will be permitted to hear the talk given by Mr. D'Souza and enjoy the 3 course dinner provided by the Hyatt at no cost.

We ask that volunteers arrive on the 2nd floor between 5:15pm and 5:30pm to begin taking the names of guests. We are looking to seat over 900 people :).

If you can assist with the VIP reception please arrive on the 3rd floor at 5:00pm for instructions on how to accommodate these guests :).  

If you would like to help, please text Jacinta Robin: (904) 515-9804.

We hope to see you there!!


D’Souza has been named one of America’s most influential conservative thinkers by the New York Times Magazine. The World Affairs Council lists him as one of the nation’s 500 leading authorities on international issues, and Newsweek cited him as one of the country’s most prominent Asian-Americans. Dinesh was born in India and originally came to the United States as an exchange student.   Since then, he has had a prominent career as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual, and has also become a renowned filmmaker with his top-grossing documentaries, including Obama’s America and Hillary’s America

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Emmaus Meeting




Greetings!!

   Emmaus will be meeting this Tuesday at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 7:30pm

This Tuesday we will be discussing Divine Mercy Sunday and the promises and graces connected with this Holy Day, including reflections from Fr. Michael Gaitley's: The Greatest Story Ever Told.

We will also share a talk on the powerful Novena of Diving Mercy associated with this blessed day which begins on Good Friday and ends the day before Divine Mercy Sunday.


Refreshments will be provided.
Hope to see you there!!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Meeting Canceled

Greetings,
   
    Unfortunately there will be no EMMAUS meeting this evening. We will resume our reflections on Divine Mercy next Tuesday.

God bless!!

Monday, April 10, 2017



Greetings!!

   Emmaus will be meeting this Tuesday at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 7:30pm. 

This Tuesday we will be discussing Divine Mercy Sunday and the promises and graces connected with this Holy Day, including reflections from Fr. Michael Gaitley's: The Greatest Story Ever Told.

We will also share a talk on the powerful Novena of Diving Mercy associated with this blessed day which begins on Good Friday and ends the day before Divine Mercy Sunday.


Refreshments will be provided.
Hope to see you there!!!


Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Future of Emmaus Survey: We are tidying up our email list: Please Respond!

Hello Emmaus!

Spring is here, so as a part of our Spring cleaning initiative, we are cleaning out our email list! If you are a former Emmaus member or would like to unsubscribe from our email list, please send a blank email to emmauscya@gmail.com.

In addition, we would like to collect suggestions from you all! Please fill out the short survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GRJRPY3. Let us know if you would like to see anything new out of Emmaus in the future! If you have any feedback or suggestions at all, let us know!

Stay tuned to your emails for news on exciting future events!

In Christ,
Emmaus Core Team

Catholic Young Adults of Jacksonville, FL

Monday, April 3, 2017

Emmaus meeting on Tuesday 4/4

Greetings,

Emmaus will be continuing reflections on the Lenten Gospel Passages. We will be discussing the Gospel of St. John, focusing on last Sunday's reading from John 11:1-45 discussing Lazarus being raised from the dead.

Come join us.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Hope to see you there. God bless!!!

Monday, March 27, 2017

EMMAUS is meeting this Tuesday.




Greetings,

Emmaus will be continuing reflections on the Lenten Gospel Passages. We will be discussing the Gospel of St. John, focusing on last Sunday's reading from John 9:1-4 about the man born blind whom Jesus healed.

Come join us. Light refreshments will be provided.


Monday, March 20, 2017



  Greetings,


    Emmaus will not be meeting this Tuesday, however, we encourage everyone to check out Young Catholic Professionals meeting at the Cody Family Enrichment Center - 4152 Loretto Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32223 - this Tuesday at 7pm. They are continuing their Executive Speaker Series, welcoming guest speaker Robert Mylod.

More info can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/ycpjacksonville/?ref=br_rs

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Emmaus will not be meeting tomorrow - Tuesday 3/14



Hello Everyone,

      Emmaus will be meeting this Tuesday, 3/14 at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 7:30pm. Our new series will include a Lenten Reflection on events that lead up to Christ's Passion at the Cross and his Resurrection on Easter Sunday. We will be discussing Christ's Transfiguration, focusing on last Sunday's reading from Mathew: Mt 17:1-9. Please bring your Bible.

Hope to see you there.

God bless!!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Emmaus goes to see Fr. Larry Richards at Assumption Catholic Church




Hello Everyone,

    
     Emmaus will be attending the Parish Mission at Assumption Catholic Church located off of Atlantic blvd. this Tuesday (3/7) night at 7:00pm.  Fr. Larry Richards will be conducting this parish mission. The mission begins at 7:00pm. Please bring a bible and something to take notes with as this is sure to be an enriching session with this speaker.

More information at the facebook link bellow:
https://www.facebook.com/events/387632904936470/

See you there. :)

God bless you!!!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Meeting Tuesday Night at 7pn

Hello Everyone!!

Emmaus will be meeting this Tuesday (2/28) at the Bacilica of the Immaculate Conception at 7pm. Come join us as we continue reflections on the palms.

Refreshments will be provided!

We look forward to seeing you there!!

God Bless You All!!

Monday, February 20, 2017



Hello Everyone!!


 Emmaus will not be meeting this Tuesday, but we encourage you to check out Jacksonville's Young Catholic Professionals group for the Executive Series Talk from US House Representative John Rutherford, Tuesday February 21st at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. https://www.facebook.com/ycpjacksonville/

We will resume our series on the Psalms on February 28th.

God Bless You All!


Monday, February 13, 2017





Hello Everyone!!

Emmaus will not be having a meeting this Tuesday night due to 🎔 Valentine's Day 🎔. The following Tuesday Emmaus will not be meeting, but we encourage you instead to check out Jacksonville's Young Catholic Professionals group for Executive Series Talk from US House Representative John Rutherford, Tuesday February 21st at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. https://www.facebook.com/ycpjacksonville/

We will resume our series on the Psalms on February 28th.

God Bless You All!


Tuesday, February 7, 2017






Our Series on the Psalms continues!!!

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

Hello Everyone! This Tuesday we will be continuing our series on the Psalms which will lead us into Lent. The Psalms are key parts of the liturgy of the Holy Mass and an excellent reminder of our dependency on the Lord. They are known for offering Peace, Clarity and Comfort to those who take the time to read, explore, and meditate on them.
Join us as we dive into the Psalms!!! 

God Bless You All!

Monday, January 30, 2017



Hello Everyone!!

Emmaus will not be having a meeting this Tuesday night.

We encourage you instead to check out Jacksonville's Young Catholic Professionals for their Networking Happy Hour taking place this Tuesday night at Bento Café Red - 9734 Deer Lake Ct. Jax Fl 32246 from 6:30-8:30. https://www.facebook.com/events/407664699578933/

We will resume our series on the Psalms on February 7th.


God Bless You All!

Monday, January 23, 2017


Our Series on the Psalms!!!

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

Hello Everyone!This Tuesday we will be beginning our series on the Psalms which will lead us into Lent. The Psalms are key parts of the liturgy of the Holy Mass and an excellent reminder of our dependency on the Lord. They are known for offering Peace, Clarity and Comfort to those who take the time to read, explore, and meditate on them. Join us as we dive into the Psalms!!! 
Tomorrow we will be covering Psalms of Wisdom.


God Bless You All!