Monday, November 09, 2009

Meet & Greet - Nov. 15

Please join us in Murphy Hall at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, to meet other young adults and have some pizza. Father John McGivern will be on hand to speak about leadership and service opportunities at St. Ed's.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Volunteer hours a big success!!

The SEYA group had a successful day as we fulfilled one of our fundraising/service days for the Church. Twelve members of the group along with a team of other volunteers, helped moved Mary Darnell into her new pediatric occupational therapy site here in Oak Park.
Thanks to all who helped out!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Theology on Tap is Back!

St. Edmund is hosting Theology on Tap again this summer!

Come join us for another summer of faith-sharing with other young adult Catholics in their 20s and 30s! We will meet at 7:30pm each Tuesday starting July 14 at St. Edmund in Murphy Hall. Food, beer and fun will all be provided! We are still looking for volunteers so email Sarah if you are interested or have questions:
Here is this year's lineup:

July 14: Sr. Theresa Sullivan, DC
“The Call of Christ: Live for Others”
Sr. Theresa Sullivan, a Daughter of Charity over 25 years, is the executive director of St. Joseph Services. She has used her nursing and administrative skills to assist the poor. Her accomplishments include establishing health clinics, a parish nurse program, and ESL programs.

July 21: Fr. Patrick Brennan
“The Powerful Gifts of Forgiveness and Reconciliation”
Fr. Patrick Brennan is the president of the National Center for Evangelization and Parish Renewal, and former pastor of Holy Family Parish in Inverness. An author and practicing psychotherapist, he holds a doctorate in clinical psychology.

July 28: Friar Johnpaul Cafiero, OFM
“Spiritual Aerobics: Keeping Your Faith Life Fit”
Friar Johnpaul Cafiero, OFM is a Franciscan Priest of the Sacred Heart Province, popular retreat preacher, and chaplain for the Illinois State Police, District Chicago. He holds a doctorate in theology, and a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy.

Aug. 4: Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson
“The Art of Intimacy: A Good Conversation is Long Overdue”
Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson is director of faith formation at Old St. Patrick’s Church. For 18 years, he was on the faculty of Loyola Academy. He holds a doctorate in ministry from the University of St. Mary of the Lake.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Kickball Returns!!

With the official welcoming of Spring this past month, I'd like to announce that Oak Park Park District Kickball will be starting soon, and SEYA will be hosting two teams again this year! Kickball takes place on Thursday nights at Ridgeland Commons in Oak Park (near the corner of Lake and Ridgeland). The season will run from May 14th to August 13th. We are currently in the works to get sponsorship, but the general cost of playing for the past few years has been roughly $15-$25. If you are interested, please let me know within the next few weeks so we can organize the teams. Who knows? If we have a large enough response, maybe we will need a third team this year. The goal is to have ~15 players per team. The games are typically played either at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45, but nothing has been officially announced yet. All are welcome to join in as kickball has become a very popular activity with this group in the past few years.

Please email Justin @ if you are interested in playing.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Candlelight Bowling!!

Seya is sponsoring a parish-wide "Candlelight Bolwing" event to be held March 28th at Circle Lanes in Forest Park (7244 Cirle Ave). We will have the alley reserved from 7pm-10pm and would like to see 100 people or more attend. This will be open to all parishoners of St. Edmund and we are encouraging eveyone to spread the word.

Tickets will be on sale at the end of all the masses for the next few weeks. We will be selling tickets for $15, which will include 3 "candlelight bowl" games (funny frames/alternative games) and shoe rental. There will be a cash bar (Circle Lanes generally has specials running for $2-$3 drafts) and we are allowed to bring in food. Since Seya is the primary sponsor of this event, we are asking all Seya members who plan on attending to bring a small food item. Please look for an upcoming email which will give details about food.

See you there!

Saturday, January 10, 2009


We are pleased to announce the calendar of events for 2009! Mark your calendars now and plan on joining us whenever you can. It's sure to be a great year, with many social, spritual and service events planned throughout.

Please note that specific details of upcoming events will posted as they are available. Also be aware that RED listed events are SEYA events, BLUE listed events are parish events.

January 27th - PADS Lunch Making
January 28th - Wine Tasting, 7pm, Rave Wines, Oak Park, rsvp required

February 24th - PADS Lunch Making

March 5th - Lenten Faith Sharing
March 25 - PADS Lunch Making
March 28 - Candlelight Bowling

April - Church Spring Cleaning
April - Thursday Lenten Faith Sharing (ends 4/2)
April 28th - PADS Lunch Making

May 16 - Elegant Evening; Oak Park Country Club
May - SEYA Church Fundraising Event at

June - Kickball
June - Theology on Tap

July - Kickball
July - Theology on Tap

August - Kickball
August - Theology on Tap

September - Kickball
September - Theology on Tap
September - SEYA Pub Crawl

October - Kickball
October - PADS Lunch Making

November - Parish Spaghetti Dinner
November - PADS Lunch Making

December - Advent Faith Sharing
December - PADS Lunch Making