We are 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 & Dinner 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:
Monthly Mass & Dinner
Each month we host a Monday mass & dinner right at St. Mary. Join us to worship, connect, and enjoy a delicious dinner with our grad/yp community. We begin with mass at 7:00 PM followed by dinner in Donnelly Hall.
Dates for 2019 – 2020 Academic Year: Mondays Sep 9, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 9, Apr 6, and May 4.
Spiritual Directions events take place monthly and combine time for socializing and networking with varying opportunities for prayer, enjoying a speaker of interest, or faith-based discussions. We begin at 7:00 pm at SMSP with hors d’oeuvres and snacks provided.
Dates for 2019 – 2020 Academic Year: Mondays Sep 23, Oct 21, Dec 16 (holiday celebration), Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 23, Apr 20
Grad Student & Young Professional Day of Reflection: Transitions November 9, 2019
TRANSITIONS IN LIFE… A LIFE IN TRANSITION
Nowadays, perhaps more than in the past, life appears punctuated by a sequence of more or less momentous transitions. Yet, what really is a transition? How do we deal with transitions? Should we welcome or resist them? And, most importantly, what do we make of transitions from a Christian standpoint?
All members of the Grad/YP group are welcome and encouraged to join us for this day of prayer, reflection, and conversation. We’ll begin the day at 9:30am with some light breakfast food, and end the day with mass (celebrated in anticipation of Sunday). Lunch will be served mid-day, and the day will end about 5:00pm.
The reflections will be led by Andrea Bianchini, SJ, a Jesuit in formation, a UMich alum, a PhD physicist, and a campus minister at John Carroll University in Cleveland.
Note that there is no football game on this day! Please register online by Monday, November 4th.
Grad Student & Young Professional Retreat February 1-2, 2020
Weber Center in Adrian, MI
All graduate students and young professionals are invited to join us for our Winter 2020 overnight retreat. The retreat includes opportunities for prayer, reflection, silence, faith-sharing and building community, all on the beautiful grounds of the Weber Retreat Center. Join us as we further explore how to live as intentional, faith-filled, young adult Catholics.
Busy Person Retreat Fall 2019 & Lent 2020
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 Busy Person Retreat (BPR) 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.
Food Gatherers Community Kitchen
The mission of Food Gatherers Community Kitchen is to engage and nourish our entire community. The Community Kitchen is located in the Robert J. Delonis Center (which is also home to the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County) at 312 W. Huron Street in Ann Arbor. The Community Kitchen serves lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and a mid-afternoon meal on Saturday and Sunday. Since its opening in 2003, Food Gatherers staff and volunteers have served more than one million meals to our neighbors in need!
Small Church Communities Fall 2019 & Lent 2020
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.
Please contact Fr. Joe Wagner, S.J. for more information about the Grad/YP group.