Graduate Students & Young Adults (GYA)

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Welcome

GYA is a group created for graduate students, postdocs, and young adults in the surrounding Evanston community who are in their 20s and 30s. GYA gathers regularly for a variety of events built around social, spiritual, educational, and service initiatives to help you stay connected.

Get Connected

Join GYA most Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. during the academic year in the lower level of Sheil's Evanston Campus, located at 2110 Sheridan Road, Evanston. Meet new friends while exploring your faith. We look forward to meeting you!

See our full list of upcoming activities below. To be notified about GYA events, we invite you to register here with the Sheil Catholic Center to be added to the email list. Questions about GYA? Contact Tim Higgins, Campus Minister, here or call 847.328.4648.

Join the Retreat

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our winter cabin retreat, "Caught up in His Presence" along Camp Lake in Trevor, Wisconsin, February 3-4th!

Persevere - GYA Small Group Series

There are times in our lives when we find ourselves saying “I just can’t take it anymore.” Although we know we need to trust God in moments of hardship, it can be tempting to silently quit on our faith and simply go through the motions. But as Jesus encourages, it is by perseverance you will save your life. In this series we will be taking a look at exactly how to persevere in faith. Throughout the quarter, we’ll be diving deep into four principles that can help us persevere and grow through any of our circumstances. See the dates below for when we will gather. 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 9, 7 p.m. - Game Night at Sheil Catholic Center, Evanston

Tuesday, January 16, 7 p.m. - GYA Small Group Series at Sheil Catholic Center, Evanston

Tuesday, January 23, 7 p.m. - Pie and Poetry at Sheil Catholic Center, Evanston

Tuesday, January 30, 7 p.m. - GYA Small Group Series at Sheil Catholic Center, Evanston

February 3-4 - GYA Winter Retreat

Wednesday, February 7, 5:45 p.m. - Speed Dating for Vocations at Sheil Catholic Center, Evanston

Saturday, February 10, 7 p.m. - Sheil Mardi Gras Party (Location TBD)

Tuesday, February 13, 7 p.m. - GYA Small Group Series at Sheil Catholic Center, Evanston

Tuesday, February 20, 7 p.m. - Stations of the Cross at Sheil Catholic Center, Evanston

Tuesday, February 27, 7 p.m. - GYA Small Group Series at Sheil Catholic Center, Evanston

Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m. - Cooking for Hilda's Place at Sheil Catholic Center, Evanston

Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m. - GYA Small Group Series at Sheil Catholic Center, Evanston

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

GYA Leadership Team

The GYA leadership team includes, from left to right, Ethan Garvey, Tracey Dinh, Camila Morales, and Memusi Ntore. Not pictured: Marisa McGettigan (communications chair) and Michael Clark (spiritual chair).