YAM Mini Golf Tournament
Join us on Saturday September 12th at 11 am for our 6th Annual YAM Mini Golf Charity Tournament. Afterward we’ll have lunch provided by Nelson’s Catering and we’ll be raffling off prizes from area businesses. Its $8 per person and teams will range from 3 to 6 people. For registration forms or for any questions contact Adam Volk at
or at 217-652-2604.
YAM's next service project is on Saturday, September 19th at Mission Outreach. Mission Outreach provides medical supplies to impoverished countries around the world. These medical supplies are crucial in protecting life and in helping to raise people out of poverty in these countries. Volunteers would help sort supplies, determining which supplies can be sent out and which cannot. No medical experience necessary! Volunteers are asked to help out from 8:30am-11:30am. Space is limited so if you’re interested in participating please contact Dustin Simmons at
or at (402) 541-2207, or sign up on our Facebook page!
Catholicism DVD Series
Join us Sunday September 27 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". The series has been described as "the most important media project in the history of the Catholic Church in America. A stimulating and compelling exploration of the spiritual, moral, and intellectual riches of the Catholic world" (George Weigel). Gatherings are the last Sunday of the Month. You won't want to miss it! Nicholas Gray ~ 309-253-7146 ~
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.
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.