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January 2019 Events

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Love vs. Lust: Fulfilling Our Desires – Theology on Tap

Monday, January 14 | 7-8:30pm | Royal Oak Taphouse | Royal Oak

We long for intimacy, to love and be loved by another completely.  The great Pope St. John Paul II left us a beautiful understanding of the Church’s teaching on our bodies, sexuality and love in his Theology of the Body.  Join us for this Theology on Tap as Michelle Piccolo explores this teaching to understand even better the great difference between the experience of lust that wounds us, and the beautiful experience of love and intimacy God has planned for us.  God has a perfect, fulfilling plan for you.  Come learn about it.

Ethiopia Immersion Trip

Sunday, May 19 – Thursday, May 30 | Meki, Ethiopia

Join other young adults this May for a powerful experience in Meki, Ethiopia. You will be immersed in the people and culture of Ethiopia, while working alongside Catholic Relief Services and the Catholic Diocese of Meki. You'll have opportunities to share your faith and learn about the lives of the Ethiopian people including participation in a special local Catholic feast day, assisting with training sessions on evangelization and catechesis, interacting with children in the Catholic schools, learning about programs such as Women’s Empowerment Projects, Emergency Food Distributions, and Clean Water Source Projects, while growing as a small community through retreats, nightly reflections, and Mass; along with an opportunity to experience the beauty of the country at nature parks. Click on the link for info and registration. Registration is due by February 16, 2019. Any questions, email yacm@aod.org, or Beth Allison at alliso26@gmail.com.

Young Catholic Professionals – Executive Speaker Series

Tue, Jan 29 | 7pm | St. Florian | Hamtramck

A free event in which an executive shares his professional and faith journey with young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s, challenging them to ‘Work in Witness for Christ!’ Complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers are provided before the keynote.  This month’s speaker is Dr. Daniel Frattarelli, President of Beaumont Medical Group, a multi-specialty practice of over 1,000 physicians with $800M in annual revenue. After high school, Dr. Frattarelli served in the U.S. Navy, then worked in an auto factory before deciding to become a doctor. He did his undergraduate studies at University of Michigan and received his MD at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. Frattarelli completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, was selected as Chief Resident, then did graduate work and a fellowship in clinical pharmacology. He served as a national committee chair at the American Academy of Pediatrics, and was instrumental in the passage of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act strengthening pediatric medication laws. Dr. Frattarelli currently lives in Canton with his wife, has two children in college, and attends St. Stephen Parish in New Boston.

More January Events

Bibles, Bros & Beers
Wed, Jan 2 and 16 | 7:30-9pm | National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica | Royal Oak
Join fellow Catholic young men in our Bible study that meets at The Shrine Conference Center on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Questions? Contact the organizer at center.paul@gmail.com
St. Mary Sports Nights
Thu, Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | 7:30pm | St. Mary | Royal Oak
Join us for a co-ed sport for anyone ages 21-35.  Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details.
SEEK 2019
Thursday, January 3 – Monday, January 7 | Indiana Convention Center | Indianapolis, IN
5 Days. Thousands of Catholic young adults. Over 40 inspiring speakers and entertainers. And the power and presence of God. Join us, January 3-7, for SEEK 2019 hosted by FOCUS as we hope to Encounter Something More. We’ll gather with Catholic young adults from around the nation in Indianapolis at this leadership conference as we ask the big questions about life, love and how to discover true happiness. This conference is for you, whether you’re a college student, a professional, single or married, an active leader, or just looking to be inspired. We want as many young adults from the Archdiocese to join us as possible. Contact yacm@aod.org if you decide to register or for questions.
Verso l’Alto Downriver – First Friday Mass & Fellowship
Fri, Jan 4 | 7-10pm | Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (Our Lady of the Scapular Parish) | Wyandotte
The new Young Adult Movement Downriver whose mission is to Unleash the Gospel through the truth, goodness, and beauty that only Christ and His Church can offer. We intend on building a community of disciples that will radically follow Jesus wherever He leads. We will have our First Friday Mass at 7:00pm with fellowship to follow in the social hall. Ages 18-35.
Young Adult Prayer & Pancakes
Sat, Jan 5 | 8-11am | Our Lady of Good Counsel | Plymouth
Come and join fellow young adults for Mass at 8:00 a.m. We will pray the rosary after mass and those seeking confession may join the line for that as well. We will then regroup and head to brunch at Greek Islands.
OLGC Ladies’ Gathering
Sat, Jan 5 | 6pm | Sweet Water Tea | Canton
For more information, contact ya@olgcparish.net
OLGC Men’s Group
Sat, Jan 5 | 6pm
For location and more information, contact ben.kreucher@gmail.com
St. Mary Young Adult Mass
Wed, Jan 9| 7:30pm | St. Mary | Royal Oak
We’ll be having our monthly young adult mass followed by time to socialize at a bar after.  Bring a friend!
Sursum Corda
Sat, Jan 12 | 12pm | St. Joseph Oratory | Detroit
The Canons of the Institute of Christ the King invite young adults to St. Joseph Oratory for their monthly Sursum Corda event.  We will have a spiritual conference followed by a great activity.  Contact St. Joseph Oratory for more details.  Email sjdetroit@institute-christ-king.org
Shrine Young Adults – Mass & Brunch
Sun, Jan 13 | 10:45am | National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica & Einstein Bros Bagels | Royal Oak
Join the Shrine Young Adult group for Mass and Brunch Sunday January, 10th. We will attend the 10:45 Mass at Shrine then head over to Einstein Bagels a short drive away for some fellowship time. Meet in Heritage Hall before Mass at the chairs next to the receptionist window. If you have any questions email shrinelifeyoungadults@gmail.com or text Lauren at 630-414-1470.
Friendly Faith Formation
Tue, Jan 15 | 7:30-9pm | St. Anastasia Davidson Center | Troy
3f is a place in which, as a casual and friendly community, young adults can discuss aspects of Catholic teaching and their personal experiences to grow in knowledge and application of their faith to their lives. Members also have the opportunity to be leaders of the faith through planning and facilitating these discussions themselves.
Young Catholic Professionals – Unleash the Gospel Workshop
Wed, Jan 16 | 7-9pm | Our Lady of the Rosary | Detroit
Executive Panel Discussions are quarterly events focused on living virtuously in the workplace. Three panelists lead discussion about a particular virtue and what it means to practice that virtue in daily life.
Discerning the Voice of God
Thu, Jan 17, 24, 31 | 1-2pm | Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament | Detroit
Start the new year by increasing your ability to discern God’s voice and put trust in His loving plan for your life! Join Marian Bart on 8 Thursday afternoons this winter beginning January 17 and ending March 21.
St. Pio Young Adults
Thu, Jan 17 | 7pm | St. Pio of Pietrelcina Faith Formation Conference Room | Roseville
Young adults are invited to meet together to create upcoming young adult events like the Young Adult Retreat and BBQs. For more information, feel free to contact our Faith Formation Office @586-777-9116 ext. 5.
Cultivating the Call
Thu, Jan 17 | 6-9pm | National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica | Royal Oak
An evening of Eucharistic adoration, testimonies and inspiration. A regional vocation gathering for those who work closest with our future vocations. For anyone who encounters those with a potential vocation (parent, teacher, priest, DRE, catechist, youth/young adult minister etc)
Aquinas Night
Fri, Jan 18 | 7pm | St. Joseph Oratory | Detroit
Conference and buffet dinner.  Discover the beauty of the Faith and enrich your understanding of it in the school of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Young Adult Evening of Recollection
Fri, Jan 18 | 7-9pm | Miles Christi Family Center | South Lyon
Young adults are invited to grow their faith while enjoying time with friends! The evening will begin with a spiritual talk, Holy Rosary, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and the opportunity for Confession. Afterwards we will gather for social time and snacks.
Simple Service Saturday
Sat, Jan 19 | 9am-12pm | Solanus Casey Center | Detroit
Young Adults are invited to join in the good works of the Capuchin Ministries for a morning of service. The morning will begin 9 am at the Solanus Casey Center 1780 Mt. Elliott St. Detroit, MI, with a prayer service. Then we will have 2 hours of service decorating the Solanus Center for Christmas. Finally, the group will gather to talk a bit about what they experienced.
Verso l’Alto Downriver – St. Sebastian Day Basketball Tournament
Sun, Jan 20 | 2pm | St. Stanislaus Kostka Gym | Wyandotte
Verso l’Alto Downriver is excited to present the inaugural St. Sebastian Day Basketball Tournament. Anyone 18 and older is welcome to play but all are welcome to attend. This will be a one day 3-on-3 tournament with a trophy for the winning team. It’s $5 to register a team, please bring the money the day of the tournament. To register please send an email of your roster and team name to naswitze@umich.edu by Sunday, January 13th.
Tap Into Life – Young Adult Mass
Sun, Jan 20 | 6pm | Solanus Casey Center | Detroit
Join other young adults for mass followed by a light meal. Spread the word and bring a friend!