St. Nicholas Parish is proud to be part of United Catholic Youth Ministries (UCYM)! UCYM is a multi-parish ministry that serves youth, young adults, and families in Evanston and Skokie. UCYM has four main focuses:
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Religious Education: Please visit the Religious Education Page.
Kid's Choir & Teen Ensemble: Please visit the Music Ministry Page.
Nursery Co-op: Parents can drop off their children in a fun play space during the 9:00 am Mass to participate in a shared nursery program. Sign-up and parent participation required.
Children's Liturgy of the Word: Children meet to break open the Word of God in an age-appropriate way, no registration or regular attendance required. Available in English and Spanish during 9:00 am Masses and in Spanish at 1:00 pm Mass.
James Holzhauer-Chuckas, ObSB
Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries & Pastoral Juvenil
Books Bags: Borrow a diff rent bag of books during church for your child each week to read and discover during Mass - simply return to the book tree when you’re done.
PASTORAL JUVENIL HISPANA
Pastoral Juvenil Hispana (PJH) accompanies Youth & Young Adult Ministry (YYAM) in providing an approach that includes the family and leadership development. PJH is not a separate ministry, but works together with YYAM to strengthen the overall approach of ministry with young people, especially to our Hispanic young people. Visit the PJH page for more information.
POPE JOHN XXIII CAMPUS MINISTRY
Youth & Campus Ministry supports and assists in enriching the lives of students at Pope John XXIII School through participation in liturgy, opportunities for service, and connection with parish life. From athletics to math, Youth & Campus Ministry is there to accompany our students!
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
Young Adult Ministry (YAM) at St. Nicholas Parish offer opportunities for young adults (18-39) to get involved. Young Adult Ministry at St. Nicholas Parish is shared through United Catholic Youth Ministries with St. Athanasius Parish and St. Joan of Arc Parish. Visit the UCYM YAM page for more information.
Youth Ministry at St. Nicholas Parish offers a number of opportunities for young people in 6th-12th grade. Youth Ministry has four pillars that support it:
ADULT SUPPORT & YOUTH FORMATION BOARD
The Adult Support & Youth Formation Board (Youth Board) is a multi-parish board that has authority in advising and setting strategic goals for the Youth & Young Adult Ministry Team. The board meets to discuss and evaluate the effectiveness of Youth & Young Adult Ministry in the parishes and the grouping. The Youth Board has four active committees that support Youth & Young Adult Ministry: Ministry Team, Consejo Hispano, Youth Council, and Young Adult Council. Visit the Youth Board page for more information.