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:
Assumption Catholic Church
2403 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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!

Monday, January 16, 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!!! 

 Our line up for January is as follows:
·         January 17th Psalms of Praise
·         January 24th Psalms of Wisdom
·         January 31st Psalms of Trust



God Bless You All!!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Hello Everyone!

This Tuesday 1/10/17 EMMAUS will not be meeting at Immaculate Conception, but we encourage you to gather with our catholic professional friends as YCP launches their first meetup for 2017. Visit Holy Rosary Catholic Church 9800 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, Florida 32256
and follow the YCP Executive Speaker Series beginning @7:00; free drinks and refreshments provided.


This Friday join EMMAUS at Winter Jam 1/13/17 at the Veteran's Memorial Arena.
Doors Open/Pre-Jam Party: 6:00 PM
Show Time: 7:00 PM     - STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO... :)

This Saturday 1/14/17 EMMAUS will be attending the St. Augustine March for Life. We will meet for mass @ 9:00am (and processing at 10:00am) at Our Lady of La Leche Catholic Church 27 Ocean Ave, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084.


God Bless You All!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hello friends!

We hope everyone is still enjoying this beautiful Advent season! We will have another talk about Advent covering the teachings of St. Pope John Paul II this Tuesday at 7:30.

This Saturday the Young Adult Day of Reflection will be taking place featuring Fr. David Keegan  9:00-5pm at Our Lady of La Leche Shrine: "Mission Nombre de Dios" 27 Ocean Ave St. Augustine, FL 32084.

Next Tuesday we will not be meeting, but we encourage you to gather with the Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) for their last Speaker event of the year, featuring Fr. David Ruchinski,- 7:00pm at Holy Family Catholic Church 9800 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256.


God Bless You All!!

Monday, November 14, 2016

YCP meeting and Rise Up!

Hey guys!

No meeting this Tuesday, instead you can go to the Young Catholic Professionals meeting at 6:30pm instead! More info on that here: https://www.facebook.com/events/210585742705899/
Also, Rise Up is coming to Jacksonville! It starts this Saturday at 6:30pm. More info about the event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/360312894311849/
And to learn more about Rise Up itself, you can visit their website here: http://riseupyc.org/

In Christ,
Emmaus Core Team

Monday, November 7, 2016

Catholicism: The Pivotal Players - Michelangelo tomorrow at 7pm

Hello everyone!

Don't forget: tomorrow at 7:00pm at Immaculate Conception, we will be continuing our video series on Bishop Barron's Catholicism: The Pivotal Players series. This week is the final episode of Volume 1, all about Michelangelo!

So, after you vote, come on by to Immaculate Conception to learn all about Michelangelo!

In Christ,
Emmaus Core Team

Monday, October 10, 2016

Catholicism: The Pivotal Players series continuing Tuesday with Blessed John Henry Newman

Hi everyone!

Please join us this Tuesday October 11th from 7pm to 9pm for our continuation of Bishop Barron's Catholicism: The Pivotal Players! This week we will be learning about the life of Blessed John Henry Newman. Come join us in the Immaculate Conception parish hall, and bring a friend! You can learn more about Bishop Barron's series here: http://pivotalplayers.wordonfire.org/

Hope to see you there!

In Christ,
Emmaus Core Team

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hello Everyone! This week we continue our mini series on the Parables of the Gospel of St. Luke's this Tuesday (8/23) at 7:00pm at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Our presenter will be Paul, and he is covering the Parable of the Prodigal Son

This Saturday and Sunday (8/27 - 8/28) EMMAUS will be making its presence known at the Ministry Fairs at The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Assumption Catholic Church. Currently we need 2 volunteers for each mass to display our tables. If you would like to participate, you are welcome to come help and ALL are welcome to come by to say hi!

Invite your friends to visit the booths to learn more about EMMAUS and upcoming events. 
RSVP on Facebook or via email if you want to volunteer. 

Our line up is as follows:

Immaculate Conception: Saturday 12pm vigil, Sunday 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm

Assumption: Saturday Vigil 4:30pm, Sunday 8am, 10am, 12pm.

God Bless!!

Monday, August 1, 2016

This week's events for Emmaus (7/31 - 8/6)

Evening Emmaus!

Here are this week's events:

Tuesday (8/2) 7:00pm: Movie Night!: This week's meeting will be a movie night! Check out the Emmaus Facebook page to vote for what movie you'd like to see! The suggestions are: The Truman Show, The Giver, The Letters, or The Princess Bride. Any other suggestions are welcome, just remember to cast your vote on the Emmaus post on Facebook!

Movie Night will take place at the Immaculate Conception parish hall, starting at 7pm. This will be our last meeting with seminarian Josh, who has been such a blessing to our group this summer! Help us send him off with good friends, a good movie, popcorn, and pie!!! Hope to see you there!

Saturday (8/6) 8:00am - 1:00pm: Habitat for Humanity: This Saturday we will be volunteering at Habitat for Humanity! Are you ready to get your hands dirty? The plan is for the group to do framing and sheeting for this new project. Plan to bring work clothing that is "cool", also bring - sunscreen, a hat, etc.... Water will be provided! Volunteer forms will need to be completed.

The address where we will be heading is 421 Harrison Street, Green Cove Strings FL 32043. Contact Jacinta at Jacinta.Robin@gmail.com for more information.

In Christ,
Emmaus Core Team

Monday, July 18, 2016

This week's events for Emmaus (7/18 - 7/23)

Happy Monday Emmaus!

For now, we've only got one event this week:

Tuesday (7/19) 7:00pm: Beatitudes Series: We continue our series on the Beatitudes this Tuesday! Each week a core team leader gives a short presentation about a different Beatitude followed by group discussion. This week Jacinta will be presenting on the seventh Beatitude: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Snacks and fellowship begin at 7pm with the presentation starting at 7:30. Meet us in the parish hall at Immaculate Conception downtown. Hope to see you there!

In Christ,
Emmaus Core Team

Sunday, June 26, 2016

This week's events for Emmaus (6/26 - 7/3)

Hey guys!

Here are this week's planned events for Emmaus:

Monday (6/27) 7:00pm: Theology on Tap: Join young adults across the diocese for the monthly Theology on Tap! Starts at 7:00pm at M Shack in Riverside. They will be continuing the "Love & Responsibility" series of talks. Should be a lot of fun!

Tuesday (6/28) 7:00pm: Beatitudes Series: We continue our series on the Beatitudes this Tuesday! Each week a core team leader gives a short presentation about a different Beatitude followed by group discussion. Snacks and fellowship begin at 7pm with the presentation starting at 7:30.

Sunday (7/3) 12:00pm: Patrick's B-Day!: Patrick's birthday is this Sunday! There are plans to go to the noon Mass at Immaculate Conception. Afterwards, Dave and Buster's! Contact Patrick (patrick.vavrin@gmail.com) for more info.

In Christ,
Emmaus Core Team

Sunday, June 19, 2016

This week's events for Emmaus (6/19 - 6/25)

Hey Emmaus!

Here are this week's events:

Tuesday (6/21) 7:00pm: Beatitudes Series: We continue our series on the Beatitudes this Tuesday! Each week a core team leader gives a short presentation about a different Beatitude followed by group discussion. Snacks and fellowship begin at 7pm with the presentation starting at 7:30.

Thursday (6/23) 7:00pm: Monthly Emmaus Mass and Dinner: Join us this Thursday for our Monthly Emmaus Mass and Dinner! Fr. Ed will be celebrating, at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Confessions will start at 6:30pm, with Mass starting at 7pm. Afterwards, join us for dinner out!

Friday (6/24) 7:30pm: Velocity Trampoline: Put on your jumping shoes and jump around with Emmaus! We will be at Velocity air sports which has trampolines and a ninja warrior course! Cost is $16 an hour to jump! More info at the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/965239420256700/

Saturday (6/25) Time TBA: Ladies' Night: This month the ladies will be going to dinner and a movie: Finding Dory! Time TBA. Contact Emily at emilygehret@gmail.com or Jacinta at jacinta.robin@gmail.com.

In Christ,
Emmaus Core Team