Welcome to BelongChicago.org!
Here you can find ways to connect in the Archdiocese of Chicago. We hope you find a place where you belong, where you can find new friends, serve others, learn about the faith, and connect with the Catholic community of the Chicago area.
This is an evolving list of opportunities and a site that is a work in progress. Currently all events are for young adults, however, we will expand in the coming months. Check back weekly for new opportunities and updates to the offerings. If you have suggestions, ideas, or would like to add your event to the list, please contact email@example.com.
808 South East Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304
Prayer in the Spirit of Taize
An ecumenical Christian service of Prayer, Word and Song inspired by the Community of Taize in France. Join us as we pray for reconciliation and peace!
First Friday of each month except for January! (January Prayer takes place on January 1 at 7:30 p.m. Please note that there is also Prayer at 3 p.m. on Good Friday of each year. If Good Friday falls on a first Friday the prayer is at 3 p.m. and not at 7:30 p.m.)
700 West Adams, Chicago, IL 60661
OSP Next After FiveJoin us on the SECOND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH after the 5pm Mass. We have food and drinks and the opportunity to meet other young adults. In February, we will have chocolate fondue. We meet in Hughes Hall.
110 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602
SPYA (St. Peter’s Young Adults) gathers every Monday night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the basement of St. Peter’s, in the St. Clare Auditorium. This is a great opportunity for young adults (20-40) to come together for prayer, faith sharing and some fun activities as well. Once a month we celebrate adoration, we also sponsor a few retreats every year, and every summer we participate in Theology on Tap though the Archdiocese of Chicago. All are welcome in this place!!
Every Wednesday from 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. we will host a study called "Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible" by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmyer published by Ascension Press.
Fr. Ed Shea
Small Group Study
3200 East 91st Street, Chicago, IL 60617
Kick your week off on the young adult prayer line. You don't have to say anything...just listen in. Listen in for an encouraging word. Every Monday 7 a.m. - 7:10 a.m. Dial the phone number below and then enter the access code.
Phone Number: 641.715.3580.
Access Code: 369303.
Fr. Michael Pfleger
This is a small group Bible Study. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on location.
Every Second and Fourth Thursday!
Fr. Micahel Pfleger
Keeping it 100
Keeping it 100 every third Thursday (real group discussions about challenges and issues young adults face).
Every third Thursday of the month!
Fr. Micahel Pfleger
1429 West Wellington Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
Pray the Rosary With Us!St. Alphonsus will be offering opportunities to pray the rosary every Monday night in the Church from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Please come and join us as we pray for our parish. You can join the mailing list by sending an email to our rosary group leaders, Aaron Hui and Laurey Brown at email@example.com
Young Catholic Professionals Executive Speaker EventYoung Catholic Professionals is an organization dedicated to helping young professionals connect with one another and grow in their Catholic faith while pursuing demanding careers. This event features speaker Linda Ruf.
1500 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Vice & Virtue
Every 3rd Sunday of the month, the Old St. Mary's Young Adult Ministry goes to Vice District Brewing for drinks, brownies, and insightful conversation! Each month has a new topic related to our Catholic life, covering prayer to politics.
For those who attend the 6 p.m. mass, we will be meeting at Old St. Mary's after mass. For those who attend a different mass, we will be at Vice District Brewing around 7 p.m. We hope to see you there!
This event takes place at Vice District Brewing Company (1454 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605).
Every third Sunday of the Month!
Let's Lunch Over Vocation
Mondays: August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10.
12 - 1 p.m.
Free lunch provided by the Claretians
Spend your lunchbreak with us as you hear vocation tips, testimonies and prayers.
Event lasts for 45 minutes.
Support for those with Same-sex attraction who are striving to live by Catholic moral teachings.
Date and time of Event are Confidential! Please contact Fr. John Waiss for more information.
Young Adult Service/ Adoration/ Fellowship event
Mission of Our Lady of the Angels has a large mobile food pantry every first Saturday of the month. We are inviting young adults to come help with the mobile pantry as well as stay after to join us for a Holy Hour (Adoration) and lunch.
Every First Saturday of the Month!
2325 North Lakewood Avenue, Chicago IL 60614
"This Is My Story" Discernment Retreat
Vocation discernment opportunity for single women 18-35 who are open to exploring the consecrated religious life. Mass, Talks, Vocation Stories, Adoration, Meals & Discussion with the Little Sisters and with other discerning young women, Service to the Poor, Reconciliation, "Rosary of My Life", and opportunity for 1:1 vocation accompaniment.
Friday, 11/2/18, 6:30 PM
Service Opportunities with the Elderly Poor
The Little Sisters of the Poor have volunteer opportunities available for individuals and groups who might wish to come and visit or serve Jesus in the person of His elderly poor at St. Mary's Home in Chicago. There is a great variety of ways to serve.
5540 South Everett Avenue Chicago, IL 60637
Join the Claretians in ministering the field workers in Fresno, California
December 17-22, 2018
Saint Anthony Claret Church, Fresno, CA.
We encourage you to purchase your own airfare; if you can’t we could chip-in! The rest is provided by the Claretians.
Live, pray, plan and serve with us. Prayers, accommodations and meals provided.
Monday, 12/17/18, 08:00 AM
2215 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60618
Monthly Wine and Cheese
Our monthly Wine and Cheese Social is an opportunity to informally gather to enjoy snacks, drinks, and fellowship. Occurs on the last Sunday of each month immediately after 6:30pm Mass.
721 North LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654
4Q General Meeting
Please join us for our Fourth General Meeting of 2018!
New, veteran, and prospective members of the Junior Board are invited and encouraged to attend our Fourth Quarter General Meeting! We will begin with Mass at 6:00 PM and proceed to drinks, dinner, and the General Meeting program to highlight our 3Q'18 progress and our upcoming goals and opportunities to serve with Catholic Charities.
Thursday, 10/25/18, 6:00 PM
642 West Deming Place, Chicago, IL 60614
Wine & Cheese
Join us for wine and cheese after the 7 p.m. mass every second Sunday of the month. This is a great opportunity to meet new young adults in the community, catch-up with old friends, and learn about upcoming events.
Second Sunday of the Month!
Join us on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. for some pick up volleyball in the St. Clement Gym at Orchard and Deming. Come for as long or as little as you like, and all skill levels are welcome.
Extended Adoration Hours
Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and a chance to connect with God in the silence of prayer? Join fellow young adults for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and a chance to connect with God on a deeper level. Adoration will begin at 4 p.m. with Benediction at 7 p.m., to help cater to working professionals. Can't make it the whole time? No problem! Come for as long or as little as you'd like, but please do come! After adoration, meet with other young adults for drinks and dinner at a location nearby. If you have any questions please contact Christen Leen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Liz Cotner at email@example.com.
Second Thursday of the Month!
Shot of Theology
Join fellow young adults for an extension of the summer series, Theology on Tap. Each month will feature a theologically based talk with various visiting speakers from across the Chicagoland area. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the talk starting promptly at 7:30 p.m. If you have any questions please contact Mike Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Wednesday of the Month!
Thursday, 4/18/30, 7:00 PM
Meet & Greet and Burwood Tap Happy Hour
New to St. Clement's? Looking to meet fellow young adults at the parish? Interested in finding out about ways to get involved? Join other new young adults to the St. Clement's parish for a meet and greet at Colectivo Coffee Shop at Clark & Deming (2530 North Clark Street) for coffee and conversation at 6 p.m. From there the group will walk together over for the 7 p.m. mass. After the 7 p.m. mass, join fellow young adults at Burwood Tap for a happy hour to continue conversation and meet others already involved at the parish.
Last Sunday of the Month!
825 North Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL 60642
Weekly Mass & Gathering
Every Wednesday we meet at St. John Cantius for the Rosary, Confession, Mass, and Night Prayer followed by a social gathering or group activity!