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Looking for a community with a professional focus grounded in Catholic values? Your 20s and 30s can be a confusing and lonely time, but they don't have to be. Come and join us for our April Executive Speaker Series with Fr. John Kartje, Rector of Mundelein Seminary and President of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake. Fr. Kartje will speak on "Easter Season: New Life, New Mindset." The event will be held at the Athenaeum Center for Culture & Thought (2936 N Southport Ave) starting at 7 pm, and daily Mass will be at 6:15 pm at St. Alphonsus Church, which is directly to the right of the Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture. 

The Executive Speaker Series is a free event open to the public in which executives share their career and faith journeys with young professionals, challenging them to "Work in Witness for Christ." Attendees enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers and have a chance to socialize before and after the evening's presentation.

Please note that professional attire is encouraged at YCP Chicago events.



  • 6:15 PM - Daily Mass at St. Alphonsus Church 
  • 6:45 PM - Doors Open + Networking
  • 7:15 PM - President's Remarks and Prayer
  • 7:20 PM - Executive Speaker Address
  • 7:45 PM - Q&A Session
  • 8:00 PM - Closing + Prayer
  • 8:05 PM – 9:00 PM - Networking


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Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture
2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago, Illinois

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