YAM's next service project is on Saturday, October 3rd with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat has received a home with the express provision that it be dedicated as the “Pope Francis House” therefore Habitat has reached out to local Christian groups to help supply the labor for rehab. YAM is looking for volunteers to help step up and do their part. Volunteers with be working on finishing the porch and siding around the house as well as other tasks. Workers are asked to arrive at 8:00am and stay for as long as possible. No construction experience necessary, but work gloves are recommended. If you’re interested in participating please contact Dustin Simmons at
or at (402) 541-2207, or sign up on our Facebook page!
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Training to be an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion for YAM’s weekly Mass is being scheduled soon. If you are interested in being trained, please contact Sr. Loyola Miller at
Catholicism DVD Series
Join us Sunday October 25 after Mass as we explore the beauty of the Catholic Church in the DVD series by Fr. Robert Baron of Word On Fire Catholic Ministries titled "Catholicism". This will be the last DVD in the series, so please come join us! Nicholas Gray ~ 309-253-7146 ~
Many thanks to all who came out for our 6th annual minigolf tournament last Saturday! Over $1,100 has been raised for our charity fund, a new YAM record! Since YAM started this event, we have now raised more than $5,000 for charities around Springfield. The money from this fund has helped the Ronald McDonald House, St. Patrick School in Springfield, Catholic Charities, St. John’s Breadline, Refuge Ranch in Pawnee, Springfield Right to Life, retirements for religious in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, and local families in need.
Special thanks to our sponsors and supporters:
- Grant Hammer, Springfield Park Board Trustee
- Brown, Hay, & Stephens, LLC
- Catie Sheehan, Sangamon County Board
- Congressman Rodney Davis, US House of Representatives
- Tate Hartman, Financial Advisor, Heartland Credit Union
- Sam McCann, State Senator
- Frank Lesko, Springfield City Clerk
- Springfield Plastics, Inc.
- Darin LaHood, State Senator
- Ashley Linton, Christian County Board
- Nelson’s Catering
- Jersey Mike’s Subs
- Illinois Wines
- The Office: Sports Bar and Grill
- Dels Popcorn
- D’Arcy’s Pint
- Knight’s Action Park
Events from the Diocese
Pro-Life Mass and Rosary Walk
Bishop Paprocki will celebrate Mass and lead a rosary walk in Granite City, Saturday, October 3rd. The rosary walk is from Holy Family parish to an abortion facility just down the road. Lunch will be served after the walk. Please join us in collectively praying for the end to abortion. Your presence at this event is very meaningful to attendees.
Bishop’s Pastoral Letter
In case you do not receive this in the mail, here is a link to Bishop Paprocki’s latest pastoral letter: http://www.dio.org/pastoral-letters/ars-crescendi-in-dei-gratia.html
Outside Events for Young Adults
National Catholic Collegiate Conference
The National Catholic Collegiate Conference happens at the same time as the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) on November 19 - 21, 2015 in Indianapolis. NCCC is presented by the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association (NCYAMA), and the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM). And the conference shares many of the same speakers as NCYC, but their messages are tailored for the young adult (ages 18 to 25) audience. Please see the NCCC website for more details about the schedule.
The NCCC website has lots of information about the conference, and is update regularly. There is also a Facebook page where new information is announced.
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.
See you at Mass, 6:30 PM at the St. Viator Chapel at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 1615 West Washington Street in Springfield.