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Blessed Advent to you and yours! As we approach Jesus in the manger this Christmas, we pray that you experience a peace that only He can give. In our lives we have so many things that we “do” each day. We pray this Christmas might be a little bit different for you. We pray that you might allow yourself to “be” with the Christ – Emmanuel – God who is with us. We encourage you to enter into the silence of the Holy Night this year.
As you can see, we are excited about a few Theology on Tap events happening in Lockport next month. To have a Bishop coming to give the talk at the last evening is no small occasion, and we are delighted to partner with Lockport Young Adults to put together a cool night at Embers. We hope to see you there!
This Saturday, Drew (our director) will also be performing in a music/art show in the city at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago with several other local Catholic young adult musicians and artists – from Joliet and Chicago. Grab a friend, have a drink, and enjoy the show!
P.S. – we started an Advent PODCAST – check it out!

Merry Christmas! 

The YAM team: Drew and Yazmin


TOT Poster with Bishop Perry

Theology on Tap: Creating an Intentional Plan for your Life

Did you know that you don't need to be a religious community to have a Rule of Life? Join us and the Lockport Young Adults on Monday, January 31, as Bishop Joseph Perry talks about how to create an intentional plan of life that is productive, while nurturing our discipleship with Christ toward seeing some real results for our lives. The talk will be followed by time for questions.


Restless Art: A Night of Performance

Friday, Dec. 18 | 7PM
Our director Drew Isbell will be performing in an art and music showcase including a few other Catholic young adults from the Joliet and Chicago diocese.  The event is Saturday, December 18th from 7 pm to 9 pm with a pre and post art show at 6:30 pm and 9 pm. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets. 

TOT Winter series poster

Theology on Tap: Winter Series

January 2022
The Lockport Young Adults will be hosting the 2022 TOT Winter Series in January. They have an amazing lineup that includes Veronica Lamlech, Deacon Kevin Neis, Fr. Max Behna, and Bishop Joseph Perry. Join them on Monday, January 10, 17, 24, and 31 at Ember's Tap House. Click here for details.

L'Alto YA New Year's Party

New Years Eve Party

Friday, December 31, 2021
Ring in 2022 with other young adults ages 18-38 hosted by L'Alto Young Adult Network. The celebration will begin with 8pm mass said by Fr. Steven Borello, followed by a party. Cover fee includes: Hors D'Oeuvres, Wine + Beer, DJ Matt Mordini, dancing and more. Register here. 

blessed sacrament

Holy Hour and Social

Third Wednesday of every month | 7pm
St. Petronille invites you to their Young Adult Holy Hour and Social. The first hour will be a mix of silence, prayer, and reflection. Following the holy hour, all will be invited to join us for drinks at a local Glen Ellyn bar for some fun and socializing! Plus, first round of drinks are free! Click here for details

Catholic Social Ministry Gathering

Catholic Social Ministry Gathering

Jan. 29- Feb. 1, 2022
For more than 30 years, the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG) has brought together hundreds of participants whose faith inspires them to address pressing current domestic and global challenges affecting our most vulnerable brothers and sisters at home and around the world. Scholarships are available! Click here for details and registration


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Welcome Nina Bertino!

New Campus Minister at the College of DuPage and Elmhurst Uni. Nina has been a part of the Diocese of Joliet since she was born; she attended St. Mary Immaculate in Plainfield and Joliet Catholic Academy. In college, she was involved in Cru Ministry, led athlete bible studies and served as a Christian leader on the women's tennis team. She also loves to build relationships, evangelize, and stay in touch with her hometown roots. 

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Welcome Teresa Dulac!

New Catholic Sports Missionary. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Teresa graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in May, and moved back to Steubenville before deciding to play intramural sports in Chicago for a living. Teresa will be working closely with St. Petronille Parish and helping to run the sports leagues!

Advent Podcast 

Weekly Reflections 
Walk with us this Advent! Listen to Drew Isbell's weekly Advent reflections based on the Gospel of Luke.    
Listen on SoundCloud here

World Youth Day

Lisbon 2023

World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope celebrated about every three years in a different country. The most recent WYD was celebrated in Panama City, Panamá from January 22-27, 2019 and the next World Youth Day will be held in Lisbon, Portugal in 2023. Ready to experience World Youth Day for yourself? Sign up for info here. 

The Pope Video

Cathechists: Let us pray for the catechists, summoned to announce the Word of God: may they be its witnesses, with courage and creativity and in the power of the Holy Spirit, with joy and much peace.”

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