Young Ministering Adults (YMA), the fellowship group for singles and couples in their 20s and 30s, provides spiritual, educational and social activities as well as programs that support young adults as they discover new roles in family, work, society and the Catholic Church. Come join us for fellowship and fun!
A team of young adults along with a staff coordinator coordinate all activities for the ministry. Along with coordinating activities at the parish, the YMA Core Team makes it a priority to invite and welcome young adults to the community and to provide information to its leaders and participants. The ministry also seeks to improve involvement, participation, and integration of young adults at the parish and also advocates for the concerns of young adults today.
Vespers is an opportunity to pause for a mid-week retreat to nurture your spirituality with other young adults from our community. We share prayer, scripture reading & discussion of topics relevant to our lives as young Catholics. Every week we have a different theme centered around tops that are important and relevant to our lives as young Catholics. We always welcome new young adults interested in learning more! We hope you will join us Tuesday evenings promptly at 7:30 pm in the Spirituality Center for spiritual refreshment and fellowship. Volunteers are always needed to help with set-up and clean-up. Let a team member know when you arrive of your desire to help.
1/17/17: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?: Catholic Edition
Let's dive into our old religion books and play against each other in a zany game show to see who would pass our 5th grade religion class.
1/24/17: Going Our Way: A Guided St. Monica Church Tour with Monsignor Torgerson
If you've ever been inside St. Monica's church, you know it's beautiful. But have you really taken the time to admire her beautiful artwork, architecture, and unique history? Join us Tuesday night *IN THE CHURCH* as Monsignor Torgerson takes us on a behind the scenes tour and answers any questions we may have about our treasure we call St. Monica's.
1/31/17: Christian Meditation
"When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you" (Matthew 6:6)
We will explore stillness, silence, and the tradition of Christian meditation and contemplative prayer. Through the writings of Teresa of Avila, Thomas Merton, and Thomas Keating we will look at the origins, theology, and method of these forms of prayer. The evening will conclude with a guided meditation.
Fall Retreat Reunion - Saturday, January 21
Just a reminder that all of you who participated in the Fall Retreat are invited to join with your fellow retreat at a reunion event on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 7pm in the Spirituality Center. Please bring a potluck dish or beverage to share. Check your journals for the potluck item assigned to your small group.
Get Acquainted Dinner - Sunday, January 22
All young adults new to the parish and YMA are invited to a dinner after mass on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7pm. The evening is an opportunity to learn more about the parish and YMA. The dinner is free but we need your RSVP by Thursday, January 19, 2017. Location of dinner provided at that time. Sign up at
Winter Social - Sunday, January 29
Make a point to join us for our first onsite social of the new year, Sunday, January 29, 2017, at 7pm in the Grand Pavilion. Meet up with old and new friends after the winter break. No admission fee. Alcoholic beverages on sale. Bring a friend. Questions or want to help contact our YMA Socials team at socialsyma
If you wish to join our ministry group, please complete the form below.