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.
Theology on Tap Returns this Summer
Calling all young adults in their 20’s and 30’s for evenings of fellowship, enrichment and fun! Created in 1981, RENEW International’s Theology-on-Tap is a nationally recognized speaker and fellowship program that has been successfully bringing young adults, ages 18 to 39, to the church for more than 30 years. Theology on Tap provides an opportunity to not only learn about the Catholic faith but also meet like-minded people and make new friends. St. Monica Catholic Community is once again hosting TOT Tuesday evenings in the Grand Pavilion. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments. Free.
Here are this summers dates, locations and speakers
July 11-Jim Finley Stepping into the Silence
July 18-Douglas Leal A Double Feast: Getting More Out of Mass
July 25 Michael DiPaolo Ph.D. Contemplative Dating 2.0
August 1-Ellie Hidalgo Jesus On the Move: A Theology of Migration
July 11-Stepping Into the Silence
Our first speaker in the series will be Jim Finley, well known author, speaker and psychotherapist in private practice. On the 11th Dr. Finley will present an introduction into experiencing God’s presence through contemplative prayer and how it can change our lives. Guidelines for practice will be provided, along with time in silence and steps on how to cultivate a daily practice of contemplation.
Summer Morning Retreats - "Are You Open to God's Call"
Once again YMA invites all young adults to join us for Saturday mornings of prayer, reflection and fellowship this summer. Our first retreat will be Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 9am to 12 noon in the Spirituality Center on “Are You Open to God’s Call?” Leading our retreat will be our very own David Portorreal, St. Monica parishioner and Seminarian at St. John’s College in Camarillo! David has been, and continues to be, an active member of our parish (TTF, Stephen Ministry, EM to the Sick) and excited to reflect with us on how we are all each called to serve God and each other in the world today.
Morning Refreshments will be served at 8:30am.
$15 per person Online registration at HERE until Thursday, July 13, 2017.
If you wish to join our ministry group, please complete the form below.