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Detroit Catholic Young Adults

We exist to serve young adults, ages 18-35 including college students, singles, professionals, engaged and married couples, and new parents.

We form joyful, missionary disciples who continue to develop an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ, to actively live out the Christian vocation and participate in the mission of the Church.

We equip young adults with the tools to develop a healthy spiritual life, live their vocations boldly and joyfully, carry out acts of mercy, and lead others to Christ.

Working with young adults and leaders around the Archdiocese, we help you encounter Jesus in prayer, Scripture, the Sacraments, in experiences of God’s healing, in the community of the Church, and through authentic, holy friendships.

We provide you with opportunities to grow in your faith and understanding, and in your relationships with Jesus and others. And we’ll equip and inspire you to live life as joyful, missionary disciples leading others to deeper relationships with Christ and His Church.

Beyond the Calendar
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES


Small Groups

Small groups are a great way to come together with other disciples to encourage and build each other up as we try to grow in our relationship with God. All young adults are encouraged to join or form a small group faith or Bible study. Consider inviting a few friends, family, or coworkers to get together weekly for an hour and a half to read a passage from the Bible, possibly using a Bible study to help with the content, and then discuss what the Holy Spirit opens up to you. It is a simple way to share your faith with each other and to help build each other up as we try to become better disciples. You’ll grow closer to God and build authentic friendships. For upcoming webinars and other resources for how to lead and participate in small groups, go here. You’ll also find links to very clear guidelines on how to start and participate in small groups in this article. If you have any questions or need help, reach out to yacm@aod.org


JPII Project – Catholic Study Abroad – Krakow Poland

Come study abroad in beautiful Krakow, Poland in the example and footsteps of St. John Paul II! Open to students from any university. This might be the change, the growth, the exciting and profound experience you need. In the words of Christ, echoed often by St. John Paul the Great, BE NOT AFRAID. Applications are being accepted now. Find out how to work out a semester abroad in breathtaking Poland.


OLGC Young Adult Bible Study Groups

Mondays at 7PM

Join young adults with Our Lady of Good Counsel, Plymouth for weekly Bible studies! Encounter God in the Scriptures and build friendships. Two options:

  • Mondays at 7pm
  • Tuesdays at 7pm

If interested, email ya@olgcparish.net or join their Discord online server to stay in the loop with ministry updates, and have a space available for virtual Bible studies.


St. Fabian Young Adults – Rosary & More

Sundays at 11:15am

Join young adults with St. Fabian, Farmington Hills on Sundays at 11:15am to pray the rosary. Find out more about opportunities to meet others and grow in your faith together.


St. Mary Sports Nights
Thursdays

Check out the St. Mary Royal Oak Young Adult Group Facebook page for upcoming details. Coed sports nights are organized for most Thursday evenings.

ACTION

Augustinian Volunteers – Service, Spirituality, Community

Are you a recent college graduate looking for an experience that will change your life? Do you want to spend a year living with your peers, serving others, growing in your faith, and learning more about yourself?

Augustinian Volunteers serve in parochial schools as teachers, coaches, tutors, mentors and teachers aids; in high schools and colleges as campus ministers; and in social services as case managers, legal aids, advocates, nurses and in a variety of other roles.

Domestic volunteers serve on-site from August 2021 through June 2022. International volunteers serve on site from January 2022 through mid-December 2022.

info@augustinianvolunteers.org
610.527.3330 ext. 291
www.augustinianvolunteers.org


HELP NEEDED – Pope Francis Center – Serving the Homeless

The Pope Francis Center in Detroit provides vital services to the city’s homeless. On an average day, they welcome nearly 200 guests and provide them with nutritious meals, showers, laundry and access to doctors, dentists, lawyers, and housing providers through our free clinics.

As they temporarily move their operations indoors to the TCF Center, they need volunteers! As a volunteer, you will be helping out with many different tasks: serving food, cleaning and organizing, passing out toiletries and clothes, greeting guests, and more. When you arrive for your shift, you will meet with Harrison Plaskey, their Program Director. Harrison will walk you through the day and assign tasks. If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Blake at maggie@popefranciscenter.org

or give her a call at (313) 964-2823 x213. More information and sign up to help here.


Responding to the Sin of Racism

As our culture wrestles with the sin of racism, the Archdiocese of Detroit has provided statements from Archbishop Vigneron, his pastoral note on racism, podcast episodes, webinars, articles, and more. Check out these resources to help you discern how God may be calling you to respond to the sin of racism.


Support Catholic Charities

Choose a way to help our local Catholic Charities! Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan needs your help as they support those in most need during this difficult time. You can donate money, food or other needed items, or volunteer to help out at food pantries, soup kitchens and with senior outreach!


Donate Blood

Want to help save lives? Donate blood to the American Red Cross. Find a time and place that work for you and schedule your gift today!


Support Your Parish

The work of the Church continues and provides us with opportunities to encounter God, grow in our relationships with God and others, and to witness to our faith. Your local parish and the Archdiocese need your help. Consider making a gift to your parish or the diocese by visiting give.aod.org.

Patrick Howard
Coordinator of Young Adult and Campus Ministry