The Grad/YP group is a diverse community of Graduate Students and Young Professionals who gather regularly for prayer, faith exploration, and community building. We host two primary events each month: our monthly Mass & Social and Spiritual Directions. Throughout the year, we also offer special opportunities for retreats, service, and social gatherings. All graduate students and young professionals are welcome. Check out the details below.

Our primary means of sharing information on group activities is the Grad/YP Monthly Newsletter. If you do not yet receive it, please send a request to smsp.grads.lead@umich.edu.

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Monthly Mass & Social
Join us for our monthly Mass & Social beginning with mass at 6:30pm in the church, followed by a light meal, conversation, and opportunity to meet new people in our community.
Dates for Fall 2022: Mondays Sep 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, and Dec 6.
Reminders and details are published in the monthly Grad/YP Newsletter.

Spiritual Directions We continue our monthly Spiritual Directions tradition with opportunities to hear a speaker or take part in some prayer time, followed by a time for socialization and snacks.
Dates for Fall 2022: Mondays Sep 27, Oct 25, Nov 22, and Dec 20.
Reminders and details are published in the monthly Grad/YP Newsletter.

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Fall Day of Reflection 
Nov 13, 2021
We are hoping to offer a day reflection this November, providing an opportunity to take a break from work and attend to spiritual life.  More details will follow in the Grad/YP Newsletter.

Grad Student & Young Professional Winter Retreat
February 26-27, 2022
We hope to offer our annual retreat in late February.   Join us at the Weber Center in Adrian, MI, for a time of prayer, reflection, and renewal – including some social time, as well.  Further details will be forthcoming.

Busy Person Retreat
Fall 2021 & Lent 2022
If you are someone looking to start a daily habit of prayer, to dive deeper into an already active prayer life, or simply to grow in your relationship with God – the Retreat in Daily Life is for you. With this retreat, retreatants commit to 15 minutes of individual daily prayer and 30-45 minutes of conversation each week with a spiritual companion.
The campus ministry team will use the preferences you indicate on your registration form to prayerfully match you with a spiritual companion who best meets your needs and desires. Click here to sign up for Fall  2021

Small Church Communities
Fall 2021 & Lent 2022
SCC’s provide time each week to read, pray, and grapple with the Word, reflect on God’s role in our lives and grow in faith and fellowship. Check out the SCC Page for more details, and to sign up.

Service opportunities have changed during the pandemic.  Please check the Grad/YP newsletter for updates.

 

Grad/YP Lead Team

The group is led by a team of its members who volunteer their time, energy, and leadership to provide regular opportunities for social and spiritual engagement through St. Mary Student Parish. The current members of the  lead team are, Jill Coghlan, Bryan Kinzer, Andrew Morris, Gabrielle Vuylsteke, and Katie Wilczewski.

 

Please contact Fr. Joe Wagner, S.J. for more information about the Grad/YP group group, or write to the lead team at smsp.grads.lead@umich.edu.