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Contact: Delis Alejandro,  or (310) 566-1530

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.

 

Thank You, and Looking Forward to 2023

yma serving hope 230110The YMA Core Team takes this opportunity to thank all of you who not only participated in our events and activities but who made this important outreach possible. A special shout out to this year’s YMA Core Team for their great work and enthusiasm.  With one of the largest teams in YMA history: 19 core team members and five advisors-they are the engines of the ministry.  A great joy to many on the team is that they have been able to sustain important parts of the ministry (hybrid Vespers) and bring back fully some of our past activities (a full weekend of the Fall Retreat, a dance party on-site at the parish, etc.) while also adding some great new events (supporting the parish Eucharist Adoration evenings and monthly volunteer dates at the St. Francis Center in downtown LA.) Another big thank you to all who volunteered in all aspects of the ministry. We could not have done it without you. We now look forward to even more programming in 2023 and more of you participating!

 

We want to wish everyone in the YMA Community and our parish a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.

"Vespers" 2022–23

Traditionally, vespers is a service of evening prayer in the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church.  Ar St. Monica 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 Grand Pavilion or on Zoom.  We invite all to sign up on Zoom whether you plan to be in person or online. Vespers returns after a winter break on Tuesday, January 17.

Click to Register/Join "Vespers"

YMA Peace and Justice

YMA returns to St. Mark’s and the Nourish LA Food Giveaway that has been going on since the pandemic. Volunteers needed! Sign up at

yma stmarks 230121

Get Acquainted Dinner

If you are new to YMA and/or the parish, you are invited to a special Get Acquainted Dinner. You get dinner, learn about the parish and YMA and meet new friends! The dinner will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2023, after the Sunday 5:30 pm liturgy.  RSVP by February 1 to the Welcome Team at

 

Two Important Save the Dates!
  •  Grape and Grain, a wine and beer tasting festival and important fundraiser for YMA returns Sunday, April 16, 2023, 7pm, Grand Pavilion.
  •  YMA Spring Retreat, a weekend, an overnight retreat at Serra Retreat in Malibu, will be held May 5, 6, and 7, 2023

 

Contact: Delis Alejandro,  or (310) 566-1530

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.

 

Thank You, and Looking Forward to 2023

yma serving hope 230110The YMA Core Team takes this opportunity to thank all of you who not only participated in our events and activities but who made this important outreach possible. A special shout out to this year’s YMA Core Team for their great work and enthusiasm.  With one of the largest teams in YMA history: 19 core team members and five advisors-they are the engines of the ministry.  A great joy to many on the team is that they have been able to sustain important parts of the ministry (hybrid Vespers) and bring back fully some of our past activities (a full weekend of the Fall Retreat, a dance party on-site at the parish, etc.) while also adding some great new events (supporting the parish Eucharist Adoration evenings and monthly volunteer dates at the St. Francis Center in downtown LA.) Another big thank you to all who volunteered in all aspects of the ministry. We could not have done it without you. We now look forward to even more programming in 2023 and more of you participating!

 

We want to wish everyone in the YMA Community and our parish a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.

"Vespers" 2022–23

Traditionally, vespers is a service of evening prayer in the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church.  Ar St. Monica 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 Grand Pavilion or on Zoom.  We invite all to sign up on Zoom whether you plan to be in person or online. Vespers returns after a winter break on Tuesday, January 17.

Click to Register/Join "Vespers"

YMA Peace and Justice

YMA returns to St. Mark’s and the Nourish LA Food Giveaway that has been going on since the pandemic. Volunteers needed! Sign up at

yma stmarks 230121

Get Acquainted Dinner

If you are new to YMA and/or the parish, you are invited to a special Get Acquainted Dinner. You get dinner, learn about the parish and YMA and meet new friends! The dinner will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2023, after the Sunday 5:30 pm liturgy.  RSVP by February 1 to the Welcome Team at

 

Two Important Save the Dates!
  •  Grape and Grain, a wine and beer tasting festival and important fundraiser for YMA returns Sunday, April 16, 2023, 7pm, Grand Pavilion.
  •  YMA Spring Retreat, a weekend, an overnight retreat at Serra Retreat in Malibu, will be held May 5, 6, and 7, 2023

 

Committees

  • Social:  Plans fun and welcoming on & off-site social events for young adults throughout the year.
  • Special Events:  Hosts special events (e.g. cocktail or beach parties) that help raise funds for YMA.
  • Vespers:  Creates and coordinates a weekly opportunity for young adults to nurture their spirituality in community; includes prayer, scripture, and discussions of topics relevant for Catholic young adults.
  • Retreats: Creates and conducts a variety of day and weekend retreat experiences for young adults including fall and spring retreat weekends each year.
  • Welcome: Welcomes new members and connects them with opportunities in the ministry and parish; coordinates Get-Acquainted Dinners and bake sales.
  • Peace & Justice: Hosts peace & justice service activities for young adult volunteers; offers the chance to serve in the broader community, including helping the homeless, children, the elderly, the working poor, and the environment.

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