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Hello friends, 

Exciting things happening this month!

We officially welcome Bishop Ronald Hicks as the sixth bishop of the diocese of Joliet! You can watch the installation mass here. Bishop Hicks also celebrated the diocesan college mass on Sunday October 4th at Saint Francis University. You can watch the mass and listen his reflection on friendship here

Many young adult communities around the diocese are starting to gather again (with precautions, of course) and we will also host Theology on Tap on Catholic social teaching and political life! We hope you can join us and learn together what we are called to do as faithful citizens. 

Blessings from the YAM team, Mayra and Yazmin. 

Mayra Price
Young Adult & Campus Ministry Coordinator

After much prayer and discernment, Sheila Stevenson decided to retire from her position as Director of Young Adult & Campus Ministry of the Diocese of Joliet effective September 30th. She is happy to start this new stage of her life as a pre-K teacher for her granddaughter and enjoy time with her husband who has been retired for 5 years. 

We are excited  to continue collaborating with such an amazing woman while she stays as volunteer in different initiatives in our diocese! Her energetic creativity and passion for evangelization has been a blessing to our diocese, specially to young adults and those who minister to and with them. A great mentor for many of us and true example of missionary discipleship. 

Sheila, thank you for all you have done for God's people in our diocese these past 15 years. Our Lord has touched many hearts through you and the fruits of your labor have not gone unnoticed; they will sustain this office for years to come! 

Please join us in wishing Sheila the best in this new journey and let’s continue to pray for her and her family!


You may reach Sheila at

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
Join Young Adult Ministry and Brian Hickey, Justice & Peace Associate Director of the Diocese of Joliet for Theology on Tap.

Brian Hickey recently received a Master of Global Affairs degree from the University of Notre Dame, focusing on Catholic Social Teaching and public policy. Before going to Notre Dame, he worked with migrants and refugee children in a school and center for street children in Djibouti from 2017-2018. Brian also taught English literature and leadership at a Palestinian high school in the West Bank and served as a volunteer at Indiana State Prison for several years.

October 13, 2020 | 7:00-9:00 PM
at Emmett's Brewing Co.
121 W Front St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
$10 at the Door - Includes appetizers
We will follow all state and diocesan guidelines for social distancing. Face masks are required.
We must work to protect the unborn, victims of war and racism, persons with disabilities, migrants and refugees, families in poverty, and others. Featuring Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas and young adults. Learn more:

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:

Missionary Discipleship Discussions

Join the Holy Trinity Young Adult community as we focus on the call to missionary discipleship. We will explore Bishop Emeritus Conlon's Pastoral Letter on evangelization and our role in the church today. We will meet in person at Holy Trinity Parish on Tuesday nights 7:30pm and will also livestream the sessions from our Facebook page

Laudato Si' Ministry Service Retreat

Join us for a Fall Service Retreat at Jordan River Farm in Hopkins Park on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10 AM – 3 PM. The day will begin with Mass and include prayer, reflection, lunch, and volunteer work. INFO

L'Alto Young Adult Network

We will begin with Mass with Fr. Mark at 6:30, followed by pizza and pumpkin carving. Please let us know you're coming by Saturday, October 17 so we have enough pumpkins and can give you the address! More info HERE 


Join us for some socially distanced spooky fun on Halloween night!
BYOB/Food, Bring a chair and/or blanket. Costumes optional
Q's/RSVP by Thursday 10/29.
October 7 is the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary. Join us for the closing Rosary with Fr. Steven Borello on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 8PM. To connect to Zoom, use the following link 

Our Lady of the Rosary, Pray for Us.
Click here to connect to the Closing Rosary with Fr. Steven Borello


Each October the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between. During the month of October, the Church asks us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life. ​Simple steps are provided to help you celebrate Respect Life Month.

  1. Reflect
  2. Pledge
  3. Pray
  4. Learn More
  5. Share
  6. Stay Connected

The call to holiness is the call to live out who God made you to be. It’s not about sinless perfection. It is about Christ-like reflection. Holiness calls for Christ to be FULLY ALIVE wherever we are. It’s not about an extraordinary act, it is in the ordinary that we can be Holy in ourselves, in our Family, in our Work, and in our Community. Our community has always united people through prayer. While the pandemic creates division, we continue to stand together amidst these difficult times to live out our true calling: to be holy, for God is Holy.

"The glory of God is man FULLY ALIVE!” -St. Irenaeus

Women of the Way
Upcoming Dates

The theme for Women of the Way, 2020-21 is 2 by 2. These will be virtual events, by Zoom and Facebook, until further notice! Please invite friends, sisters, mothers, cousins, and especially the young adult women in your life. See
World Mission Sunday is October 18!
We are called through our Baptism to be part of the Church’s missionary efforts, through prayer, self-sacrifice, and support of the Mission Church through material aid. This year, Pope Francis asks us to respond to that call, saying, “Here I Am, Send Me!” To “send” ourselves, we can: PRAY for the Church’s worldwide missionary work OFFER financial HELP and CHARITY through the collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith for vulnerable communities throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific Islands. Learn more at

“Fratelli tutti”
Short summary of Pope Francis's Social Encyclical

Fraternity and social friendship are the ways the Pontiff indicates to build a better, more just and peaceful world, with the contribution of all: people and institutions. With an emphatic confirmation of a ‘no’ to war and to globalized indifference.
Read more...)
Global Georgetown: Dialogue on "Fratelli Tutti
join Kim Daniels and panelists Cardinal Michael Czerny, S.J., Edith Avila Olea, Claire Giangravé, and Sr. Nancy Schreck, OSF for a dialogue on Pope Francis' new encyclical Fratelli Tutti.


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