Welcome to UCYM!
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. UCYM has four main pastoral ministry focuses:
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The UCYM Center houses the main office for the UCYM staff as well as the spaces where programs are held. To contact a member of the staff, please see our UCYM Staff and Senior Leadership directory.
Mail for UCYM staff can be sent to 806 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202.
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. See the Children's Resources page of the UCYM website for more information and current virtual resources.
Books Bags: Borrow a different 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.
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: Faith Formation, Prayer & Worship, Service & Mission, Youth Development.
Through UCYM, Youth Ministry at St. Nicholas Parish is able to offer strong formation programs, retreats, liturgical, service, and community building opportunities and more.
Visit the Youth Ministry page for more information.
POPE JOHN XXIII CAMPUS MINISTRY
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. Visit the Campus Ministry page for more information.
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
We are a multi-cultural ministry!
UCYM offers a number of events and programs that aim to enrich the lives of young people and families in Hispanic/Latinx tradition through prayer, service, and more.
UCYM supports the Hispanic/Latinx community through four basic ministries:
ADULT SUPPORT & YOUTH FORMATION BOARD
The Adult Support & Youth Formation Board (UCYM Board) is a multi-parish board that has authority in advising and setting strategic goals for the Ministry Team and parish pastors to best serve our communities through UCYM. The board meets to discuss and evaluate the effectiveness of UCYM in the parishes, parish grouping, and wider community. Representatives from all Evanston parishes and schools as well as from various ministries make up the board. Visit the UCYM Board page for more information.
UCYM MINISTRY TEAM
The Ministry Team is the driving force that carries out the strategic goals of the UCYM Board and puts ministry into action. The Ministry Team is made up of UCYM staff, dedicated adult volunteer leadership, and four teen leaders. See our Ministry Team page for more information.