“You do have time”
A former missionary, now mom, encourages others
Rachel Miller’s role as a stay–at–home mom does not leave her with the radical availability she had on campus. By asking two simple questions in this video, she encourages alumni to consider deeply what they do have to give.
Rachel Miller served with FOCUS from 2013 to 2022 in a variety of roles. She now lives mission through arranging park dates, engaging in parish life and leading a small group with former campus friends.
Join the summer WRAP challenge!
We all know the mission–critical importance of prayer. Sometimes, though, our prayer lives get away from us, especially in the busyness of summer. Need an interior restart or even just a good refresh? Join other FOCUS alumni in the summer WRAP challenge, a scripture study using Lectio Divina. Spend five minutes per day soaking in God’s word, delivered straight to your inbox once a day for the next 30 days.
FOCUS’ Lifelong Mission team is hiring a marketing director!
The Lifelong Mission team (LMT) is comprised of the Alumni and Parish Outreach departments. This teamworks with FOCUS staff and student alumni, pastors, dioceses and parishioners to evangelize in the post–collegiate world.
As the marketing director, you will play a leadership role to develop the team’s brand identity, design appropriate communications plans and implement rollout strategies. Collaborative efforts may include FOCUS Parish brand development, event–based strategic communications to hyperlocal and national markets, and interdepartmental marketing initiatives.
Learn more and apply now!
FOCUS Alumni is coming to a location near you!
Join FOCUS Alumni missionaries in your city this summer. Details about these events will be sent directly to alumni living in the area. Moved recently? Email the event contact if you’re near one of the cities below. Otherwise fill out this contact form to stay updated about future events in your area.
• June 23: Alumni Gathering with Mass and adoration, Raleigh, NC, [email protected]
• July 14 – 16: The Way of the Disciple Commuters Retreat, Birmingham, AL, [email protected]
• Ongoing (Fridays): Lifelong U Virtual Group, [email protected]
Will you pray with us?
New Staff Training wraps up this week for first– and second–year campus missionaries. Will you join us in praying for our new and returning campus missionaries? They are about to engage in a summer of support-raising, planning and praying for the upcoming academic year.
If you would like to pray for a specific missionary or a specific campus, reach out to us with your request by email at [email protected]. We can send you the name of a missionary, a missionary on a specific campus or a campus location to pray for!
Our mission is to fan the flame of lifelong mission in the hearts of our alumni in this apostolic age.
The FOCUS Alumni Relations team exists to provide you, our alumni, with inspirational content in emails and social media. We desire to build alumni communities in various cities, connect alumni with job listings, and develop resources to support the living of Catholic mission in the world.
What does AL+UM mean?
AL+UM (Altum) comes from “Duc in Altum”, which means to“Set out into the deep.” This call, to set out into the deep, is the call of every person seeking after Christ. You are on a different mission now than when you were on campus, yet as you cast your nets, the Lord will certainly bless you with a great catch if you continue to trust in Him.