Why "The 635"?
- The 635 loop surrounds the city of Dallas, in which over 200,000 young adults from ages 18-35 reside; thousands of whom identify as Catholic.
- John 6:35 provides the foundation for our mission; to help quench the thirst of these thousands of Dallas-area young adults through missional discipleship. The ultimate goal is to empower young adults and their parish communities and extend this discipleship to the city of Dallas through community outreach.
The Mission of The 635
Though we may be divided by a variety of personal and social beliefs, we are united in our thirst for something bigger than ourselves. Our mission is to provide a safe, neutral space for young adults ages 18-35 to explore their faith in a new way, or even for the first time. We are a movement that seeks to quench the thirsty, young Church in Dallas.
The 635 meets January 30th, February 27th, and April 3rd
With music, message, and a chance to connect with different parish communities and social outreach partners, this is a place for you to explore you faith with others in a neutral environment, outside of a church. We hope that you are able to make a profound, spiritual connection with Jesus Christ while opening your hear to creating personal connections during Happy Hour or over a cup of coffee.
+ Father Edwin Leonard
Ordained in 2012 by Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell for the Diocese of Dallas, Fr. Edwin Leonard served his first two years of priesthood as the Parochial Vicar at St. Rita Catholic Church, in July 2014 he was assigned as the Director of Vocations. The past three years and under Fr. Leonard’s direction the diocese accepted a total of 52 new seminarians.
His work with the National Evangelization Team (NET) from 2003-2005 helped develop his ability to promote the Gospel with devotion. Fr. Leonard is a graduate of Franciscan University. He uses his strong enthusiasm for crossfit, movies, sporting events and music festivals to connect with the youth and young adults of the diocese. Fr. Edwin “enjoys sharing his love for the Gospel with the youth and teaching the next great generation of saints.”
+ Dave Moore
Though Dave can put on a great show, he’s not a performer. Dave lead’s worship from a heart that knows his own need for salvation. He’s not interested in fame or accolades, he’s interested in connecting to Christ in his own music and leading the listener into his prayer. Dave’s worship is free, organic, creative, and powerful, with a depth that moves even the hardest hearts. Dave is talented, to be sure, but his music is powerful because it’s coming from his own weakness before the Lord.