The above poster is the second in a new FREE ministry focused on serving young adults, created by young adultsTenth Hour Initiative Encounter Nights include a full Catholic Praise and Worship band as well as expert preaching by young adult priests, religious, and lay people. Our first encounter night was December 16th from 7-10 pm at the Meiley-Swallow Theater at North Central College in Naperville, IL.  Also check them out on FaceBook:

The Church considers people between the ages of 18 and 39 to be young adults.  That’s quite an age spread, and certainly there can be great differences among people’s life situations throughout those years.  Some young adults are in college, many are working, there are singles, people who are dating, and married couples with and without children.  The Young Adult Ministry program of the Diocese of Joliet seeks to provide programs, events, resources and opportunities for young adults directly but also for priests and parish staff, volunteers and other church groups and organizations in the Diocese working with young adults.  We work closely with several groups and organizations around the Diocese who are ministering to young adults.  More about them in Who and Where.  On our Calendar of Events, you’ll see events that we’ve organized out of this office, but we also promote events, programs and opportunities organized by others that are open to all young adults.

Looking for a service opportunity?  Our kickoff meeting was Saturday ugust 5, at 5:oopm:  Mass, followed by pizza and…  Questions? e-mail Sara at 

2017 Theology on Tap:  Theology on Tap events for 2017 are over by now, but the below link has many other opportunities for young people to get together not only to worship and socialize, but more especially serve.  Clicking on the large banner brings up all the data, and clicking on the small white on black numbers in the lower right describes these opportunities.

Young Adult Ministry, Diocese of Joliet
Blanchette Catholic Center
16555 Weber Road
Crest Hill, IL 60403815-221-6234 Sheila Stevenson, Director of Young Adult and Youth Ministry Office
815-221-6232 Alexandra Fedosenko,  Kayla Jacobs, Young Adult Coordinators
815-221-6235 Lisa Askew, Administrative Assistant

In addition, therspirit-of-truth-in-illinoise are 3 nearby Spirit in Truth of Illinois groups: Lisle, Naperville, and Plainfield.  Their website has much detailed information, pictures, event schedules, and contact information.