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Lifelong Lay Formation

Young Adult Ministry

The Office of Lifelong Lay Formation strives to connect young people with the greater community, build bridges of communication and develop relationships built on trust and mutual respect. We hope to demonstrate the idea of synodality – whole communities and young people journeying together, as they grow in living and sharing the faith. 


Young Adult Ministry [Accordion]

Faith and Fortitude in the Workplace

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
6 to 9 p.m.
Benedictine University in Lisle (5700 College Rd.)

Join YCP Chicago and Benedictine University Goodwin College of Business for our Executive Panel Discussions Series (EDPs) event.



Beloved of God

Saturday, October 21, 2023
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Isaac Joques in Hinsdale (306 W. Fourth Street) 

This young adult retreat experience is for 18- to 39-year-olds in the diocese for those who seek to unveil the gift of who we are as beloved sons and daughters of God. 

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Samuel Group is a community of young adults, ages 20-35, who are striving for holiness and seeking a deeper relationship with God. Over seven months, members will learn how to deepen their prayer life, discover the rules of discernment by St. Ignatius of Loyola and receive guidance from a spiritual director.  

Learn more about Samuel Group

Click here to register

Several Young Adult events are held each year to enrich your faith, build community, and grow relationships with Jesus Christ and your peers.

  • Notre Dame and Holy Trinity — Westmont Knights of Columbus at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19
  • Diocese of Joliet: Three events throughout 2024 will be planned, each tied to a part of the theme for the 75th Anniversary: Founded in Faith, Called to Witness, Sent Forth to Serve. Check back later in 2023 for more information.
  • Lockport Young Adults, Y'Alto Young Adult Network (Mokena, New Lenox, Frankfort, and Tinley Park), and St. Jude (New Lenox) are all planning a fall series of events. Check links for details.

VENITE is a network of young adult communities spread throughout the Diocese of Joliet. Together, they 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 and encourage, help and support each other in our respective faith journeys and lives. 

Find an active young adult group