Young Adult Ministry

Welcome to the Young Adult Ministry of the Solanus Casey Center. Capuchin Friar, Fr. Tom, welcomes you to learn more about Blessed Solanus Casey, and what his life has to say to all the realities that young adults live through today.

Fr. Tom will nourish your soul through his Franciscan perspective at all of our Young Adult Ministry events. All age 18-34 are welcomed! 


Fr. Tom, recently ordained, has great enthusiasm and energy to begin serving the Church and leading the Young Adult Ministry at the Solanus Casey Center. His imposing laugh both announces his presence and coaxes the crowd to form a bond in celebration. His Franciscan ministry style strives to bring out the gifts of everyone in the group.

Fr. Tom has a Masters in Church Music from Concordia University Chicago and a Masters of Divinity from Chicago’s Catholic Theological Union. He is also an alumnus of our Province's St. Lawrence Seminary High School.

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Can you help support our Solanus Center Young Adult Ministry? We would be grateful for your financial donation.


Tap Into Life Podcast

Brothers Keith Clark, Tom Nguyen, MJ Groark, and Vito Martinez discuss Franciscan spirituality and the Capuchin way of life. Listen here



All young adults (age 18-34) are welcome at any of our activities, programs or events.

Tap into Life, a Franciscan Approach to Theology on Tap
Every 3rd Sunday of the month

Join us for the Solanus Casey Center's Young Adult (Age 18-35) Ministry event, Tap into Life, a Franciscan Approach to Theology on Tap, every 3rd Sunday of the month. Fellowship will start at 6 PM, and Fr. Tom will start his talk at 7 PM. Discussion will follow.

Please spread the word and bring a friend!

Please RSVP by emailing Fr. Tom at:

Simple Service Saturdays
Lend your hand to help out those in need. The first Saturday of each month, young adults are invited to join in the good works of the Capuchin ministries for a morning of service.
Urban Plunges
Explore a multifaceted approach to meeting people’s needs in the urban setting of Detroit, MI. Small groups will spend a weekend or week learning about the realities of urban poverty and join with the Capuchins in ministering to the people who visit their ministry sites.


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This page is a work in progress – and is open to your suggestions to make it a valuable link for young adults desiring to understand their Catholic faith and follow it with the humble and simple trust of Blessed Solanus Casey.

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