For questions contact Lisa Askew at
Location: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Parish
Life Center
701 S. Eola Rd.
Aurora, IL 60504
Time: 6:30: Dinner, 7:00 Presentation
This location is for couples: married,
engaged, dating
Pre-arranged babysitting available
July 15: Peter Newburn, “There must be more than this
– What is God’s Plan for my Life?”
July 29: Dr. Jim Healy, “Why Marriage? Why not
August 12: Rebecca Siar, “Let’s Be Friends! Building
Authentic Relationships”
Contact: Dave Miserendino,
(331) 707-5371
Hosted by Our Lady of Mercy, Aurora

Location: Holy Trinity Church, Knights of Columbus Hall
111 Cass Ave.
Westmont, IL 60559
Time: 7-9pm
July 2: Peter Newburn, “There Must Be More Than This:
God’s Plan for My Life”
July 9: Fr. Corey Brost, “Interfaith Dialogue: A Necessary
July 16: Deacon Ken Kubica and David Rennard,
“Pornography: Shattering the Vision”
July 23: Dr. Jim Healy, “Why Marriage? Why Not Just
Contact: Chris Simon,
Hosted by Holy Trinity, Westmont
Ember’s Tap House
933 S. State St.
Lockport, IL 60441
Time: 7-9pm
July 2: Fr. Tom Loya, “Liturgical Authenticity and the
Salvation of Civilization: An accurate vision of life from
an accurate vision of liturgical worship”
July 16: Fr. Fawaz Kako, “Faith Through a
Testimony of Blood: The Chaldean Catholic Church
and its people”
July 23: Fr. Michael Magiera, “If Music Be the Food of
Love…Let’s sing it at God’s Altar”
July 30: Fr. Tom Loya, “Humane Vitae: The
prophecies of Pope Blessed Paul VI that came true”

Location: Alley Taphouse & Grill
18700 Old LaGrange Rd.
Mokena, IL 60448
Time: 7-9pm
July 10: Samantha Povlock: “3 reasons Catholics
should be feminists”
July 17: Deacon Ken Kubica and David Rennard: “The
vices we turn to in search of authentic love & how to
overcome them”
July 24: Danielle Kuboushek: “Emotional Intelligence;
God’s Gift to Humans”
July 31: Kevin O’Donnell: “Learning to live
the corporeal works of Mercy”
Contact: Melissa Novak,
Co-hosted by St. Mary, Mokena and St. Jude, New
Contact: Nick LaBanca,
Co-hosted by St. Dennis, St. Joseph and St. John,

Location: Emmett’s Brewing Company
121 W. Front St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Time: 7-9pm
July 11: Fr. Max Behna, “Me? A saint!?” A look at
Pope Francis’ latest Encyclical on becoming a saint in
modern times
July 18: Peter Newburn, “How to Bear Good Fruit: A
Comparison of Two Trees”
July 25: Nancy Kreuzer, “Human Frailty; Divine
Redemption: A Story of God’s Intervention”
August 1: Jack Rigert, Theology of the Body is more
than a body of theology: It Really Matters!
Contact: John Ellison,
Hosted by St. Michael, Wheaton
Location: Home Run Inn Pizza
1280 W. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Time: 7-9pm
July 11: Randy and Janet Waring: “Making Love the
Natural Way, Catholic Way”
July 18: Nancy Kreuzer: “A Story of God’s
Intervention, Healing and Wholeness”
July 25: An Evening of Fellowship
August 1: Peter Newburn: “How to Bear Good Fruit”;
A Comparison of Two Trees”

Location: Fox’s Pub
14206 U.S. 30
Plainfield, IL 60544
Time: 7-9pm
July 5: Rebecca Siar, “Adulting as a Catholic”
July 12: Peter Newburn: #Gods Plan – There Must Be More
Than This
July 19: Danielle Kuboushek: “Self-Awareness: Know
Thyself to Grow Thyself”
July 26: Fr. Ryan Adorjan: “The Art of Being Human”
Contact : Emily Burt,
Hosted by St. Mary Immaculate, Plainfield

Location: Sacred Heart Parish
114 S. Elizabeth Street
Lombard, IL 60148
Time: 7-9pm
June 29: Fr. Max Behna, “Rejoice and Be Glad: A look at
Pope Francis’ latest Encyclical on becoming a saint in
modern times”
August 3: Fr. Tom Botheroyd, “Choosing Your Narrative
Contact: Sarah LaSota,
Hosted by Sacred Heart Parish, Lombard
*This will be no alcohol location.
Contact: Alex Rechenmacher,
Co-hosted by St. Elizabeth Seton, Naperville and
St. Francis of Assisi, Bolingbrook

The poster at the left 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 


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.