Young Adult Ministry

St. Hedwig's Young Adult Ministry serves Catholics between the ages of 18 and 36. 

We are one of the most active young adult communities in the Diocese of Orange, and we regularly meet throughout the year for Bible studies, book clubs, Rosary, and socials.

Scroll down for our Summer 2023 schedule of events.

Young Adult Minister: Phil Shifflet


Phone: (562) 296-9013


Summer 2023

It's summertime, and for young adults that means things are just getting started.

  • Join St. Hedwig Young Adults for The Bible Timeline, a guided journey through salvation history. 

    Presenter Jeff Cavins will show you how fourteen of the Bible’s narrative books tell the biblical story from beginning to end and will give you the keys to understanding the amazing story woven throughout Scripture. 

    Most Sundays from 11am-1pm in the Faith Cave (at the end of the Convent), we'll watch a video first and then dive into discussion questions. We will meet for Sessions 1-10 this summer, and Sessions 11-23 in the Fall.


    05/14 - No Bible study: Mother's Day

    05/21 - 1: Finding the Story in Scripture

    05/28 - 2: Early World, part 1

    06/04 - 3: Early World, part 2

    06/11 - No Bible study: Parish Picnic

    06/18 - No Bible study: Father's Day

    06/25 - 4: Patriarchs, part 1

    07/02 - 5: Patriarchs, part 2

    07/09 - No Bible study: Installation Mass

    07/16 - 6: Egypt & Exodus, part 1

    07/23 - 7: Egypt & Exodus, part 2

    07/30 - 8: Desert Wanderings

    08/06 - 9: Conquest & Judges, part 1

    08/13 - 10: Conquest & Judges, part 2

    08/20 - No Bible study: Service project

    08/27 - No Bible study: Service project

  • On Mondays, we pray the Rosary at 7:30pm. 

    The last Monday of the month is in-person in the Faith Cave. All other Mondays are over Zoom. 

    Join our GroupMe chat for the Zoom link. Email Phil Shifflet to join.

  • Join us (most) Thursdays for an Open Faith Cave Social from 6-8:30pm, beginning May 25th.

    Join our GroupMe chat for the most up-to-date goings on. Email Phil Shifflet to join.

  • Join us for a variety of other young adult events this summer. Here's what's on the docket:

    Monday, May 22: Call Party

    Thursday, June 1: YA Bonfire

    Sunday, June 11: Parish Picnic

    Saturday, July 1: Street Evangelization Training

    Friday, August 4: BBQ & Swing Dance

    Join our GroupMe chat for the complete event details. Email Phil Shifflet to join.

Dear young people, like the first disciples, follow Jesus! Do not be afraid to draw near to him, to cross the threshold of his dwelling, to speak with him, face to face, as you talk with a friend. Do not be afraid of the "new life" he is offering. He himself makes it possible for you to receive that life and practice it, with the help of his grace and the gift of his Spirit.

- Pope St. John Paul II