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Hello Friends,

We are happy to start this new year with amazing opportunities to grow in faith, community and solidarity! In person or online :) Take a look!

Whether we are experiencing situations of joy or sorrow, let's not forget the the Lord is with us, loving us, caring for us.  He calls our name in the middle of the night. Can you hear him? We pray that we can recognize His voice and find the courage to make ours the words of young Samuel:  "Here I am Lord!".

Looking forward to connecting more with you this year,

The YAM team, Mayra and Yazmin.

Mayra Price
Young Adult & Campus Ministry Coordinator
Happy New Year and Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God! As we look back on 2020, what can we learn that will give us solid hope for 2021? Fr. Ryan Adorjan addresses you in this new year with a question that can change 2021 and the rest of your life if you let it - or more accurately - if you let Jesus.


JANUARY 21-29, 2021

9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. 

This January we invite you to partake in 
Virtual Resources to Commemorate the Anniversary of Roe vs Wade and to Foster a Culture of Life. 
The Respect Life Calendar of Events highlights several local opportunities including a procession for life and a 24 hour prayer vigil. ​
For confidential help after abortion visit

Eucharistic Procession for Life
Together Strong: Christ Unites

Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Benet Academy & St. Peter and Paul
Download flyer


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Save the Date: Holy Hour

Friday, January 29th, 7pm
Join Fr. Mike McMahon and other young adults in adoration on Friday, January 29th from 7-8pm at Sts. Peter and Paul Church.
Due to Covid restrictions, sign ups will be required due to space limitation. Masks will also be required. Sign ups and more details: Tiffany Whitaker

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Young Adult Bible Study

Jan. 18 & 15, Feb. 1 & 8  at 7pm
Break open the history of the powerful book of Act of the Apostles. The young adults at St. Mary, Mokena, invite you to join this virtual bible study. (flyer)
Contact Danielle Kuboushek to register:

Women of the Way: 2 by 2

Sunday, January 31 at 7pm
Women of the Way present: Mother Valerie Maty and daughter Alyssa Magnuson invite us to share in the lives of St. Zelie Martin & St. Therese of Lisieux. Register here and share the Facebook event. 

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Saturday, Jan. 23, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The True Cost: Stories of Human Trafficking, gives voice to the forgotten ones: the people who are forced into sexual servitude; the children who are exploited for slave labor; the adults who are lured into domestic labor that turns out to be entrapment. Register
Sponsored by: Illinois Women Religious Against Human Trafficking

Got Questions: Try Alpha

Thursday, Jan. 21, 7:00 p.m.
Alpha is a series of sessions that gives people of all faiths and beliefs the opportunity to explore and discuss life, faith, and meaning. It meets once a week for 11 weeks and includes an optional retreat weekend. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to engage in conversation. Register here for sessions at Our Lady of Mt Carmel in Darien. 

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Ultimate Frisbee

Saturdays 1:30p-3:30p,
Feb. 13- Apr. 10, 2021

EARLY BIRD registration through Jan. 31, 2021

Teams- $650; Free Agents- $65

LATE registration through Feb. 6, 2021

Teams- $800; Free Agents- $80

Click here for details


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June 9-13, 2021 | Washington, D.C.
The GIVEN Forum provides leadership training, faith formation, and mentoring to young adult Catholic women. It is designed to help them identify their particular gifts and find practical pathways to put them in the service of the Gospel through their profession or vocation. Applications are now open! Deadline: February 12, 2021.

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Catholic Social Ministry Gathering 2021

February 6-9, 2021 | Virtual
Join the virtual gathering of U.S. Catholic social ministry leaders organized by the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, 10 USCCB departments, and 18 national Catholic organizations!  The 2021 theme is Make justice your aim (cf. Is. 1:17): Rebuilding Together. Pray, learn and advocate together on the disparities revealed by COVID-19 and new models of justice and solidarity.   Registration is now open
and scholarships are available.


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Hallow App

Catholic Prayer and Meditation App
Listen on the way to work, on a plane, in the morning, or at night with downloadable offline sessions and customized lengths anywhere from 1, 5, 10, 15, 30, or 60 minute options! Learn more at

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2021 Health Goals 

Did you make a New Year resolution to eat a healthier diet? A healthy diet is also beneficial to the earth! The United Nations has named 2021 as the Year of Fruits and Vegetables. Check out this blog post about a 30-day plant-based diet. 

The Pope Video

At the service of Human fraternity January 2021
In this new year that begins, the Holy Father proposes a new challenge to us: to be more fraternal. “Let us dream, then, as a single human family...".
Apostleship of Prayer:

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Prayers for Peace

Check out the USCCB's collection of prayers for peace, here. 

"O blessed Jesus, give me stillness of soul in You. Let your mighty calmness reign in me. Rule me, O King of Gentleness, King of Peace."

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