Young Ministering Adults (YMA), the fellowship group for singles and couples in their 20s and 30s, provides spiritual, educational, and social activities and 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 and a staff coordinator lead the ministry. Along with 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 the involvement, participation, and integration of young adults in the parish and advocates for the concerns of young adults today.
Summer is a special season with slower days, gentle breezes, and ambient light. It’s also a time of transition throughout the chapters of life, moving us from one school year to the next as children, to time away on vacation, and returning back to work as adults.
During times of transition in all areas of life, we need God the most. Spirit also has a unique way of touching our hearts at those times, unlike any others. The transition experience provides an ideal opportunity to deepen our spirituality, receive gifts from the Divine, and awaken to God’s presence in our lives in new ways.
Join Molly as she invites you to look at the unique stages of dating and relationships and the inherent transitions that provide unique opportunities to grow your faith. You’ll also identify the unrecognized places where God showed up to support you during these times in the past.
Lastly, you’ll look at how your daily walk with God can help prepare you for future transitions, whether they are joyous occasions of celebration and new beginnings or unexpected losses and heartache. Whatever the case, the spirit is waiting to connect with you!
Molly is a relationship specialist, self-love mentor, licensed therapist and dating coach. She specializes in self-advocacy, masculine and feminine dynamics, spirituality, and doing dating differently to empower those she works with to live with fulfillment and freedom. www.MollyLyda.com.With 18 years of experience working with individuals and running workshops, her clients are stepping into lives they truly love with strength, purpose, and grace. Learn more at
YMA is heading to Solstice Canyon for a summer hike on Sunday, August 14. We will meet at St. Monica at 9 am on the Grand Pavilion patio and then at Solstice. Those who wish to can carpool. It takes about 30 minutes to drive out there.
Solstice Canyon is a park within Malibu, California's Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Located off Corral Canyon Road from Pacific Coast Highway, the canyon runs north-to-south about a mile east of Point Dume.
Address: 3455 Solstice Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265 The hike is a 3.0-mile loop trail and generally considered a moderately challenging route; it takes an average of 1 h 34 min to complete.
As it is summer and the day is expected to be hot all participants must bring their own water and are strongly encouraged to wear appropriate footwear, clothing, a cap/hat, and sunscreen.
RSVPs are desired for the team to have a sense of how many people are coming but showing up that morning is fine as well.
To join our ministry group, complete the form below.