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.
YMA Vespers Returns on January 9, 2018
Vespers is an opportunity for young adults in their 20’s and 30’s 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 fellowship. Vespers returns on January 9. 2018 with Father Matt leading us in Eucharistic Adoration. On this night only meet us in the Andre Bessette Chapel in the Caruso Center.
In the Mass and in Eucharistic Adoration, we meet the loving mercy of God that passes through the Heart of Jesus Christ." - St Pope John Paul II
Jesus knows that we desire a tangible encounter which engages our senses, so He comes to us in the form of the Eucharist and is truly present to us in space and time. Come spend some precious time with our Lord as we sit in His presence in humble adoration, giving thanks for all of His many blessings and offering prayers for those people and circumstances in our life that are in most need of His abundant grace. One day, St John Vianney approached an elderly parishioner who regularly attended daily Adoration and asked what he did with his time. The parishioner replied, "I gaze lovingly at my Lord, and my Lord gazes lovingly back at me." Come, spend some time with our Lord and let Him gaze lovingly upon you.
YMA Meet and Greet
Let's kick off the New Year meeting new friends with food and drinks at El Cholo Restaurant, in Santa Monica, Thursday January 18, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 pm. If you would like to attend, please email - and include your favorite peace & justice themed book or movie, so we can share them that night!
YMA Fall Retreat Reunion
Just a reminder that the Fall Retreat Reunion will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 7pm in the Spirituality Center. Please refer back to your journal for a listing of what dish your small group is in charge of bringing for the potluck.
Get Acquainted Dinner
All young adults new to the parish and YMA are invited to a dinner after mass on Sunday, January 28, 2018 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 25, 2018. Location of dinner provided at sign up.
If you wish to join our ministry group, please complete the form below.