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Hello friends, 

The holiday season is near and it will look quite different from previous years!  How can you prepare for it? Keep scrolling down and find out!

Blessings from the YAM team, Mayra and Yazmin. 

Mayra Price
Young Adult & Campus Ministry Coordinator
The current realities of global pandemic and social unrest can be personally challenging as we enter the holidays season. We can find ourselves feeling a strain in our relationships: with our loved ones, within ourselves, and even with God. How do we navigate these important relationships during these difficult times? How can we lean on our faith to help us maintain healthy relationships? Join us for a virtual conversation on how to better care for our relationships going into this important season. 

Presented by Darius Villalobos. He serves as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM). He served in the Archdiocese of Chicago in a variety of ministry roles, including youth ministry, young adult ministry, and catechesis. He is a graduate of DePaul University and is currently a Bernardin Scholar at Catholic Theological Union. He has served as a parish RCIA director, liturgical music minister, retreat director, catechist, and youth minister.
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Advent is right around the corner. Advent can come as a surprise to us sometimes, beginning right after the busy Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. It’s not unlike the surprise of Mary when she received news that she was pregnant with Jesus. Like her, we take the season of Advent as a time for pause, reflection, and preparation for the gift of God’s love coming to us through the baby Jesus. Visit our Advent page for a list of resources to live this season to the fullest. 

Women's Gathering

Single women age 18 and older are invited to gather for food & conversation, prayer & reflection with Sr. M. Karolyn, FSGM, hosted by Fr. Steven Borello, Director of the Diocese of Joliet Office of Vocations. Register here

Missionary Sisters of
The Holy Family 

Women 18+ are invited to a day of prayer and discernment. SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7th 10am-2pm at 710 W. Water Street, Kankakee, IL. For more info contact Sr. Magdalena at Visit their FB PAGE. 

Reclaim Fatherhood

In a world strangled by confusion, we need authentic Catholic men more than ever. This means we need fathers and Catholic leaders to lay hold of their true identity. We don't need new expert insights. We need to reclaim the essential relationships and understandings of man as revealed by nature and the teachings of the Catholic Church. REGISTER 

Catholic Moms Summit

So many of us struggle to find joy within our vocation of motherhood, and this Summit is here to help you do exactly that. Our dynamic presenters will be sharing inspiration, wisdom, and encouragement from a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds, and this event is a great opportunity for you to connect with other moms just like you from around the world. REGISTER

Young Adult Retreat

Step away from the relentless pace of modern life. Gift yourself with a retreat where you can learn to let go, to surrender, to let God be God and to meet your deepest self in a quiet place of presence. We will delve into the timeless wisdom of St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises blended with the deep calm of Mindfulness Meditation. Register here

Gold Mass and Ben U

The Society of Catholic Scientists sponsors Gold Masses for Scientists.  This follows in the tradition of special Masses for members of particular professions.
Those interested in joining can: 
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What’s Our Story: NBCC Young Adult and Teen Webinar Series

This series will present discussion on topics that impact Black Catholic teens and young adults utilizing elements of: social justice, intergenerational exploration, and pop culture to explore where their faith has formed and informed their journey to encounter God, self, and one another. REGISTER
Have you ever experienced Vespers or Evening Prayer? It is a beautiful traditional Catholic prayer of thanksgiving and praise said in the evening. We will begin in the church and pray together and then head downstairs for refreshments in the Church Hall

Fr. Andy presents:
The People you Will Meet

In this course, Fr. Stephen Gadberry distinguishes the different types of people you will likely meet. His advice is based on years of experience as a Catholic priest engaging people about the faith. Visit the website for details:

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