Graduate Students & Young Adults (GYA)

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Welcome

GYA is a group open to all graduate students and young adults, married or single, from the Evanston community who are in their 20s and 30s. Members come from different places on their spiritual journey. We welcome you wherever you are on yours. We are built around social, spiritual, service, and educational initiatives. We gather regularly for a variety of events built on these cornerstones. GYA is focused on developing a community within Sheil by providing multiple venues to meet, mingle, and grow in faith together.

Get Involved

Join GYA on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. during the academic year in the lower level of Sheil's Evanston Campus, located at 2110 Sheridan Road, Evanston. All graduate students and young adults are welcome! Meet new friends while exploring your faith. We look forward to meeting you!

To be notified about this and other GYA events, we invite you to register here with the Sheil Catholic Center as a GYA member to be added to the email list and listserv. Questions about GYA? Contact Tim Higgins, Campus Minister, here or call 847.328.4648.

Upcoming Events

Fall 2022 GYA Events Calendar

September 18, 2022 - GYA Cookout after 5 p.m. Mass

September 22, 2022 - GYA Meeting, Topic: "Made for More" (series on identity)

September 29, 2022 - GYA Meeting, Topic: "Art and Reflection"

October 1, 2022 - Fall Camping Retreat

October 6, 2022 - GYA Meeting, Topic: "Made for More" (series on identity)

October 13, 2022 - GYA Meeting, Topic: "Rosary and Marian Devotion"

October 15, 2022 - Social: Apple Picking

October 20, 2022 - GYA Meeting, Topic: "Made for More" (series on identity)

October 27, 2022 - Social: Halloween Movie Night

November 3, 2022 - GYA Meeting, Topic: "Peace in the Storm" (series on anxiety)

November 6, 2022 - Service Project: Hilda's Place

November 10, 2022 - Vocations Speed Dating

November 17, 2022 - GYA Meeting, Topic: "Peace in the Storm" (series on anxiety)

November 20, 2022 - Social: Thanksgiving Potluck

December 1, 2022 - GYA Meeting, Topic: "Peace in the Storm" (series on anxiety)

December 4, 2022 - Service Project: Hilda's Place

December 8, 2022 - Social: Christmas Party

To see a full list of upcoming events with the Sheil Catholic community, click here.

GYA Leadership Team

The 2022-2023 GYA leadership team are, from left to right, Ethan Garvey, Yaxin Cui, Tracey Dinh, and Naomi Zidon.