Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult Ministry

St. Anthony of Padua

Young Adult Ministry (YAM)

What is the Young Adult Ministry (YAM)?

YAM is a ministry for all young adults-regardless of your circumstances-single, married, divorced, student, worker, in transition, children or without children.

As stated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Sons and Daughters of the Light, their official letter on Young Adult Ministry, the goal of YAM is “to connect young adults with Jesus Christ, the Church, the mission of the Church in the world, and a peer community in which their faith is nurtured and strengthened.”  Young adults are critical to the future of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

Who should join?

All parish young adults (ages 18-40) are welcome to join YAM.  The St. Anthony of Padua YAM is a member of the Archdiocesan YAM within in the Office of Faith Formation and Discipleship. If you are looking for a community of young adults to pray with, grow with, and have fun with – YAM is for you!

What activities are held?

Since its inception at St. Anthony in 2011, YAM has hosted and participated in “Holy Grounds”- a Lenten Coffee House, game nights, movie nights, Stations of the Cross,  Relationship Workshops, Catholic Earth Day, REVIVE!, Dragon Boat Fest and other events. If you have any ideas for events, please email us!

Meetings are held every 4th Sunday immediately following 11:30AM Mass either in the Lyke Center or Rectory.

 Who should I contact to get Involved?

Please email YAM coordinator, Candis Hunter ( or our YAM email ( )to join St. Anthony YAM.

To sign up for the Archdiocesan YAM newsletter and events, visit


“Those who allow themselves to be led by the Spirit understand that placing oneself at the service of the Gospel is not an optional extra, because they are aware of the urgency of transmitting this Good News to others…I assure you that the Spirit of Jesus today is inviting you young people to be bearers of the good news of Jesus to your contemporaries.”
– Pope Benedict XVI, Papal Message for World Youth Day ’08, July 24, 2007

Photo Credit: Young Adult Ministry, Atlanta Archdiocese