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Throughout the year there are special moments for young adults to gather for prayer and worship- during Advent and Lent, a Holy Thursday Pilgrimage, a special Mass to kick-off or close the summer Theology on Tap series. Each community below has a link to the events they are hosting in their area, check them out! For latest updates on events, communities and much more, find it all in one place by joining the  VENITE young adult network. You can also recieve monthly updates by subscribing to our newsletter here!  

 

 

VENITE Catholic Young Adult Network 


VENITE is a network of young adult communities spread throughout the Diocese of Joliet. Together, we are building a far-reaching network of peers that are seeking to follow Christ and create opportunities and spaces where we are free to fellowship with one another, encourage one another, help each other, and support each other in our respective faith journeys and lives. 

Want to see what this is all about? Join the VENITE network! Events, community, service, and so much more!

 

FIND A COMMUNITY NEAR YOU 

Sts. Peter and Paul Young Adults, Naperville

Our mission is to form a Catholic community of young adults ages 18-39, both married and single, focused on seeking an authentic and deeper relationship with Christ through community, faith formation, and participation in the life of the Church. Our vision for young adult ministry is to create a strong community of fully committed, Catholic young adult disciples of Christ by providing the space and environment where young adults can be free to encounter Christ in a deeper way through authentic fellowship, the power of God’s word, the sacraments, and ultimately, Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist. We hope to empower the young adults to be able to go and make other young adult disciples, and help them also to fully participate in the life of the parish, thereby giving back to parish life. Please contact Tiffany Pyle at tpyle@sspeterandpaul.net or check us out on our Facebook page if you are interested in getting involved.


Holy Trinity, Westmont

The Holy Trinity young adult ministry is a group of Catholic young adults (18-39) seeking to authentically pursue the Lord through prayer, the Sacraments, fellowship, service, and evangelization.  They believe that their faith can be ignited through community and above all devotion to the Eucharist. For this reason the young adults at Holy Trinity take special initiative to Seek Holiness in the Eucharist or SHINE. This group meets on a weekly and monthly basis for times of prayer, fellowship, Adoration, Mass, and service opportunities.  For more information contact Chris Simon at csimon@holytrinitywestmont.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/holytrinityyam/.

 

FIAT, Naperville


FIAT is the Young Adult Group (ages 18-35) of St. Mary Immaculate Parish in Plainfield, Illinois. Through community with our peers, we grow not only in our faith but in relationship with each other. ​In Catholicism, the word Fiat refers to Mary's YES to God when the Angel Gabriel visited her at the Annunciation. In Latin, Fiat means "let it be" or "let it happen/exist." As young adults, we are constantly inundated by a world full of distractions. We have to be intentional and purposeful with our own Fiat, to say YES to God. ​Join FIAT! Come hang out with friends, meet new people, take part in awesome events, and be encouraged by your peers. Through fellowship, service, worship, and discipleship, WE SAY YES. WE ARE FIAT. For more info and to connect with FIAT on social media, visit www.fiatsmi.org.

 

TENTH HOUR INITIATIVE, Naperville


Tenth Hour Initiative is a Catholic young-adult initiative inspired by John 1:39. We invite all young-adults to take on the radical adventure of following Christ today in the here and now - wherever they are - and to invite others to do the same. For more info and to connect with Tenth Hour initiative on social media, visit https://www.facebook.com/TenthHourInitiative/.

 

LYAN- LATINO YOUNG ADULT NETWORK 


LYAN is a network of Latin@ young adults (18+) in the Diocese of Joliet who want to connect with other latino/as to share our culture, faith and give back to the Catholic Community by putting leadership into action. For more information and to connect with LYAN on social media, visit http://www.dioceseofjoliet.org/hispanicministry/  facebook https://www.facebook.com/LYAN.Joliet/


St. Matthew, Glendale Heights


For more info contact Evelyn Garfias at egarfias@stmatthewchurch.org

or visit https://www.facebook.com/st.mattsYA/


St. Michael, Wheaton

For mor einfo contact Emily Piszyk-Figeroa  at emily.piszykfigeroa@gmail.com

or visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/SaintMichaelYoungAdults/

 

St. Paul Street Evangelization

St. Paul Street

 

St. Paul Street Evangelization is a grassroots, non-profit organization, dedicated to responding to the mandate of Jesus to preach the Gospel to all nations by taking our Catholic Faith to the streets. We do this in a non-confrontational way, allowing the Holy Spirit to move in the hearts of those who witness our public Catholic presence.

Christ’s call to evangelize was made to every Catholic Christian, and the Second Vatican Council reiterated this need, urging each of the baptized to bring the Gospel, found fully in the Catholic Church, to a culture that has largely reverted to paganism. As an on-the-street Catholic evangelization organization, St. Paul Street Evangelization provides an avenue for you to share the Person of Jesus Christ and the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith with a hungry culture. http://streetevangelization.com/joliet/

 

 

Cathedral of St. Raymond, Joliet

St. Elizabeth Seton, Naperville