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. 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.
Traditionally, vespers is a service of evening prayer in the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church.
But YMA Vespers! is an opportunity for young adults in their 20’s and 30’s at St. Monica to nurture their spirituality. Every week they share prayer, scripture reading and discussion of topics relevant to the spiritual life of Catholic young adults. Join us Tuesday evenings promptly at 7:30 p.m. in the Spirituality Center for spiritual refreshment and fellowship. New people are always welcome and the evenings are a great way to connect with the young adult community.
The Spirituality Center is located at the north end of the parish plant just behind the Trepp Center and next to the gym. Gain entry through gate from driveway.
Following most Vespers all are invited to a local establishment where we continue our reflections and conversations.
11/21- Vespers Dark- Thanksgiving Boutique
November 28 What's Today Again? The Catholic Calendar
Happy Catholic New Year, YMA! Did you know that the new Catholic year starts the 1st Sunday of Advent, December 3rd? Come to Vespers and learn about the liturgical calendar with Dr. Dale Sieverding, St. Monica Liturgy Director.
December 5 Let Go of My Ego & Create Real Intimacy
Intimacy has very little to do with the other person. Guided by the wisdom of the Gospels with an assist from modern neurosicence, we’ll explore how to bring your best self forward to create real intimacy. Join us for an enlightening evening with Dr. Michael DiPaolo, Phd.
December 12 Joy to the World
Come repeat the sounding joy and join us as we write Christmas Cards for nursing home residents and sort toys for our church's annual Toy Drive. Bring your holiday cheer and a toy for kids (age 5-15)
St. Monica’s YMA oversees the free Clothing Boutique that follows the annual Parish Thanksgiving Dinner, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 3-6pm.
We plan for 1000 people to join us for this great community tradition.
Here is how you as a young adult can help in the next crucial days ahead:
As a Volunteer:
Help collect clothing before and after all weekend liturgies November 18/19
Help us setup the Clothing Boutique on Sunday, November 19, Grand Pavilion 1-4pm
Help sort clothing Monday and Tuesday, Grand Pavilion, 7 to 9pm
As a Donor:
Donations of sleeping bags, blankets, coldweather clothing (jackets, sweaters, hoodies, coats, etc) rain gear, caps, mitts, and shawls are welcome. New or used. All items must be clean and if possible folded.
Travel size toiletries are welcome. Most needed items: mouthwash, deodorant, HandiWipes, tissues, toothpaste and toothbrushes.
Donations towards purchases for items in Boutique also welcome at www.stmonica.net/thanksgiving
All young adults in their 20’s and 30’s are invited to celebrate the season at our annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 10, 2017, with dinner, dancing, a raffle and all kinds of merriment. We will be at Rush Street in Culver City (9546 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA, 90232) Holiday, cocktail attire. Early Bird price of $40 until December 1. After December 1, $45. $50 at the Door.
Spread some holiday cheer to seniors! Join YMA Peace & Justice on Sunday, December 17 as we sing Christmas carols at Fireside Convalescent Hospital! You don’t need to be a musician to make a senior smile. We’ll meet at St. Monica’s at 3:00 and walk over, visit with the seniors from 3:30 until 5:00, where we will return in time for 5:30 Mass. Space is limited, so contact to sign up.
If you wish to join our ministry group, please complete the form below.