Young Adult Ministry
Young Adult Ministry News
Please join us in one of activities below or one of those online at queenofapostles.net/Young-Adult-Ministry. If you want to get involved or if the parish can assist you in any way, please be in touch at email@example.com or (262) 691-1535 x108.
Winter Weekend Retreat – Fri, Feb 1 at 6 pm to Sun, Feb 3 at 1 pm at Schoenstatt Retreat Center in Waukesha. Take some time to rest, relax, and enjoy being away from your daily routine. An excellent way to explore the deeper questions of life within a dynamic community of YAs who are going through the same things. $80 per person includes a double room, Sat breakfast / lunch / dinner, and Sun breakfast. Register at archmil.regfox.com/winter-weekend.
St. Andrew Dinner for Men Discerning Priesthood – Thurs, Dec 27 at 5 pm at St. Francis de Sales Seminary in Mke. Mass and dinner. Hosted by Fr. Luke Strand and Fr. Enrique Hernandez. For high school age and older. Free. RSVP by Dec 20 to Emma Hegarty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silent Priestly Discernment Retreat – Fri to Sun, Jan 11 to 13 at St. Francis de Sales Seminary in Mke. Directed by Fathers Luke Strand, Enrique Hernandez, and Mark Mleziva. For YAs only (separate high school retreat on Dec 21-23). Free. Register by Jan 4 to Emma Hegarty at email@example.com.
Ongoing Young Adult Events
QOA’s Breakfast (on the beach) Club – Are you interested in meeting other young adults (ages 18 – 39)? Then join us! Sitting together for 10:30 Mass is optional – look for us in the Gathering Space. Afterwards we enjoy donuts in the hall. Singles, couples, and children welcome. Upcoming dates are: Jan 20 and Feb 3.
Buckets & Beliefs – Open gym on Sundays at 8 pm at St. Anthony on the Lake Church in Pewaukee. Enter the gym through the lobby doors in the lower level parking lot. Bball, socializing, and more. Play on your own or in small groups. Equipment provided or bring your own. Free. No registration. YA volunteers are coordinating – see Facebook at Buckets and Beliefs - SAL.
Volleyball – All are welcome for informal play every Sunday at 7 pm. If the weather is nice, at Malone Park. If not, at the gym at Holy Apostles. Both in New Berlin. Usually go on a Culver’s run afterwards. Free. No registration. Sponsored by Holy Apostles YA Ministry. See Facebook at that name.
Brewing the Faith – First Tuesdays at 7 pm at Good City Brewing in Mke. Grab a beer. Meet your neighbor. Hear a message. (Non-alcoholic beverages also available.) Free. No registration. See brewingthefaith.com.
College Student Mass – Every Sunday at 5:30 pm at St. Robert Parish in Shorewood.
Cor Jesu (The Heart of Jesus) – Every Wednesday at 7 pm at St. Robert Parish in Shorewood. All are invited for Praise & Worship music, Adoration, and Reconciliation at 7 pm and Mass at 8 pm. Fellowship afterwards. Come and go as your schedule allows. Free. No registration. Info at arisemke.org/cor-jesu. Not limited to YAs.
Grow & Harvest for the Food Pantry – Consider helping at the Urban Farm at 4287 N. Port Washington Road in Glendale. Dress for digging in the dirt! Bring your own gardening gloves, if possible. Shifts on Tues, Thurs, and Sat (closed Dec 21 to Mar 10). Help is also needed sorting, stocking, and distributing food at their 2 locations in Riverwest. See RiverwestFoodPantry.org. Not limited to YAs – children over the age of 5 can volunteer with an adult – 1 adult per child under the age of 12.
Global Mission Encounter 2019 – Save the Dates: 1) May 21 to 28 = Pilgrimage of Encounter in Bogota, Colombia. 2) June 11 to 18 = Pilgrimage of Accompaniment to our sister parish, La Sagrada Familia, in the DR. Both guided by the Community of Saint Paul and limited to 20 people / week. More info to come at www.archmil.org/GlobalMission or contact Antoinette Mensah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Youth Expeditions (CYE) – Multiple dates for retreats at the St. Joseph Formation Center in Baileys Harbor. Two types: 1) YA Expeditions -- $65 includes room, board, and transportation from Appleton. Register at cyexpeditions.org/register/young-adult-expedition, and 2) YA Silent Retreats – YA Expedition is a pre-requisite. Mostly weekends, but also for the Triduum (Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday). Due to limited availability, must apply first at cyexpeditions.org/ya-silent-retreat-application.
Retrouvaille Weekend – The word Retrouvaille™ (pronounced re-tro-vi with a long i) is a French word meaning rediscovery. The program offers tools to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending. Retrouvaille consists of a weekend experience plus 6 to 12 post-weekend sessions over 3 months. It provides tools to help put your marriage in order again. The main emphasis is communication between husband and wife. See retrouvaille.org.
New Horizons Weekend – This healing weekend is designed to help those that are divorced embark upon a new phase of life. It is an opportunity for participants to pause and examine their lives – their strong points and weaknesses, their hurts, disappointments, joys, and frustrations. See johnpaul2center.org/Nazareth--Project/Separated-and-Divorced.htm.
Discovery House -- About now, some high school seniors are stressed and worried about their future. Discovery House is a service-based, gap-year experience for individuals 18-20 years of age. Participants commit to ten-months of living in community, providing 4 days of service and 1 day of formation each week. Participants will make a positive impact in their community, become servant leaders, develop unity, explore their understanding of God, and make a plan for their future. See 12plus1.org/discovery-house.
Riverwest Food Pantry Mission House – Dedicate a year to serve a community in need. Interns help run the day-to-day operations, live in community, and pray daily. Interns work with full-time staff to develop the skills to run a hunger relief non-profit. To find out more or help out, drop in on Wednesdays / Fridays / Saturdays at 8 am at St. Casmir OR on Tuesdays at 4 pm at Gaenslen School. Simply sign in as a volunteer and get to work! See riverwestfoodpantry.org.
Brew City Missionary Project – Dedicate a year to serve college students on campuses within the Archdiocese. Open to recent college graduates who desire to proclaim the Gospel to their peers. Missionaries receive formation for their own spiritual growth as well as training in evangelization. They live in a dynamic community. See brewcitycatholic.com.
College-Age Mailing List -- If you (or your son / daughter) are in college, the military, or seeking to connect, please join our mailing list. Simply fill out a card in the Gathering Space OR contact Liz Kuhn with your Name, College / University, Class Year, Address, Email, and Cell Phone. Think care packages!
Assist with Youth Ministry – Mentors are an important factor in youth becoming adult Catholics. If you can facilitate a discussion with a group of 7 or so teens on a Sunday evening, please contact Liz Kuhn. A separate catechist does the "heavy lifting" and step by step materials are provided.