It’s a YAM Thanksgiving!
Hey YAMmers! Join us for a friendly Thanksgiving celebration on Sunday, November 23 at 5:00 PM in the social room down the hall from the chapel. Some fixin’s will be provided, but please bring something to share as well! Bring a canned or dry food item to donate to Holy Family Food Pantry, and stick around for Mass at 6:30, too!
Throughout the month of November we will be collecting food to donate to the Holy Family Food Pantry in Springfield. Look for a donation box outside the chapel before Mass, or join us for It’s a YAM Thanksgiving on the 23rd and bring your food item then!
Preparing for Advent
With Advent quickly approaching, there is an online retreat resource that might be helpful for you to prepare for the season. Loyola Press offers 3-minute online retreats at http://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer.htm. As the site says, 3 minutes a day can give you 24 hours of peace!
It's a YAM Christmas Spectacular!
Join us for a fun holiday tradition, our YAM ugly sweater Christmas party! It's taking place Friday, December 12th at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Lake Springfield at 141 North Lakewood Drive. Doors open at 6:30 PM. We'll have a special guest speaker, Dr. David Bertaina of UIS. He'll give a presentation on the meaning of Christmas at 7:00 PM. The ugly sweater contest, games, and prizes will follow. If you would like more information, contact Justin Sinner at
or check out the Springfield Area Young Adult Ministry website at http://springfieldyam.dio.org. Admission to the party is free and open to all. Snacks will be provided. Drinks will be available for purchase.
Catholic Times On-Line
Our diocesan paper is available electronically! You can read Catholic Times online at http://ct.dio.org/digitaledition.
Weekly Sunday Mass
Every Sunday evening at 6:30 PM, Young Adults and their friends are invited to celebrate Mass at the St. Viator Chapel at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 1615 West Washington Street next to the West Campus for Sacred Heart - Griffin High School. The only Sunday we will not have Mass is Easter Sunday unless otherwise announced. For more information, go to http://springfieldyam.dio.org.