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 & 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.

Our primary means of sharing information on group activities are shared in 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 & Dinner
We continue our monthly Mass & Dinner tradition during pandemic times with a virtual mass and social gathering. We begin with a live-streamed mass at 7:00 PM followed by a time for social and spiritual conversation via Zoom shortly after.
Dates for Fall 2020: Mondays Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 7.
Live-stream and Zoom links are published in the monthly Grad/YP Newsletter.

 

Spiritual Directions We continue our monthly Mass & Dinner tradition during pandemic times with a virtual mass and social gathering. We begin with a live-streamed mass at 7:00 PM followed by a time for social and spiritual conversation via Zoom shortly after.
Dates for Fall 2020: Mondays Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 7.
Live-stream and Zoom links are published in the monthly Grad/YP Newsletter.

 

retreat

Grad Student & Young Professional Winter Retreat February 6-7, 2021
Our annual winter retreat will likely not be able to take place as usual this year because of the pandemic. We are working on finding alternative ways to find some time and space to “retreat” from our ordinary lives and re-connect with God and one another. Further details will be forthcoming.

Retreat in Daily Life Fall 2020 & Lent 2021
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. Watch for registration information in the weekly bulletin and the Grad/YP Newsletter

 

Small Church Communities Fall 2020 & Lent 2021
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, including opportunities available in a virtual format.  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 Ellie Crum, Brendan Dailey, Bryan Kinzer, Colleen McClain, Andrew Morris, Meghan Richey, 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.