Young Adults

News about Young Adult Ministry across the Diocese of Joliet


"Go," He Said

"Go," He Said, is the title of a pastoral letter published by Bishop Conlon.

In “Go,” He SaidBishop Conlon writes about an important topic facing the Catholicism today: how does the Catholic faith community within the seven counties of the Diocese of Joliet grow in the months and years ahead when statistics are showing that many are not attending Mass, and many are not celebrating the sacraments? How can we carry out, with the help of the Holy Spirit, Christ’s Great Commission: 'Go and Make Disciples'?   Click here to read the pastoral letter.

You can also find the audio version here! It’s about an hour long.

We encourage you to read/listen to it and reflect on how this can help shape our ministry.

NOV 9th  Coffeehouse & Community Night for Young Adults

Come unwind after work (or class) and enjoy a night of meeting new people, reconnecting with friends, live music with a guest artist, and kicking off the fall with classic fall drinks! 

6:30 PM – 9 PM
Grounds for Hope Cafe

2701 Maple Ave, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Catholic Pub Trivia!

Think you know your Catholic Faith?

Do you know what the pope's little beanie-like hat is called? How about the name of apostle who replaced Judas? Or the term for the special veneration given to the Blessed Virgin Mary?  There will be questions about Church history and dogma, the Pope, Mary and the Saints, Sacred Art and Architecture, the Scriptures and more. Gather your team of up to 6 people and make the Pope proud. Don't have a team? Come anyway and we'll find you one!

St. Joseph Parish (School Hall Behind Church) | 410 S. Jefferson St. Lockport, IL
November 10th | 5pm Mass | 6pm Drinks and food | 7pm Trivia
For prizes and more

“Behold! I am a Servant of the Lord”

Connect with other women through: Adoration * Refreshment * Conversation

November 11th |   Starts @ 4:00pm | Keynote: Kaite Neu
St. Liborious- 71 W. 35th St. Steger, IL

Encounter:  The Big Question

A Special Evening created by and for young adults!
EXPERIENCE:• Dynamic Talks • Faith Community • Networking & Fellowship Opportunities • Powerful Prayer & Worship Opportunities • The Truth, Beauty, Goodness of the Faith

+ LIVE BAND: Tenth Hour Initiative
+ GUEST SPEAKER: Brad Pierron

November 30th | Doors open @ 6:30pm | HORS D'OEUVRES and SOCIAL included. 
Adoration, Confession, & Prayer Ministry will be available!

Save the Date!!

Young Adult/College Students Retreat

Dec 28th-30th  

By: Fr. Steven Borello at Dixon Valley Retreat Center. 
More Info Coming up.

God in Literature

Young Adult Retreat

Jan 11th-13th  2019 

By: Fr. Andy Davy and Fr. Mike Kearney at Dixon Valley Retreat Center. 



Special Event for Young Adults!

Feb 21st 2019 

Guest Speaker: Paul Jarzembowksi, Assistant Director for the Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth- USCCB- more details TBA



We have heard a couple of suggestions for new initiatives in the Diocese. If you would like to make this happen, join the conversation! Just reply to this email and let us know your ideas or suggestions.

Theology on tap/ Formations Series All Year Round
During our wonderful theology on tap sessions, many participants suggested to have these types of events all year round throughout the diocese. This can only be possible if groups/parishes are willing to be hosts.  Will you be interested in making this happen? Let’s start the conversation! Yes, we will provide speakers.

Sports/Hiking events.
A couple of people have reached out regarding softballs leagues, hiking/ running/kayaking events/activities that we could work on as a diocese. Do you know anyone interested or is it something your community will be interested in being part of? Let us know! We can set a date early 2019 to brainstorm how this can look like.

Action Nights- Evenings of dialogue and opportunities for action
The Peace and Justice diocesan office, would like to offer this in hopes of discussing various "hot topics" in a respectful and safe area. Speaker and moderator will be provided. Would you like to be part of the team? Will your community/parish be interested in hosting this?



St. Daniel Church Liaison for Young Adult Ministry
Gina Wiedman

Diocese of Joliet
Young Adult Director

Sheila Stevenson

Diocese of Joliet
Young Adult Coordinator

Mayra Gualoto

Diocese of Joliet
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American Bishops
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