20 and 30-year-olds finding God in the holy mess

Formerly the Young Adults Commission (YAC)

Please note: HAGAN LIO meetings will not be held during

the summer months of JULY and AUGUST.  

Meetings will resume in SEPTEMBER.

Hagan Lío (make a mess, make noise) is a group of St. John's parishioners in their 20s and 30s who take their inspiration from Pope Francis' words of exhortation at the 2013 World Youth Day:

"Let me tell you what I hope will be the outcome of World Youth Day: I hope there will be noise. Here there will be noise, I’m quite sure. Here in Rio there will be plenty of noise, no doubt about that. But I want you to make yourselves heard in your dioceses, I want the noise to go out, I want the Church to go out onto the streets, I want us to resist everything worldly, everything static, everything comfortable, everything to do with clericalism, everything that might make us closed in on ourselves... Faith in Jesus Christ is not a joke, it is something very serious. It is a scandal that God came to be one of us. It is a scandal that he died on a cross... The Cross continues to provoke scandal. But it is the one sure path, the path of the Cross, the path of Jesus, the path of the Incarnation of Jesus."




Meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd mondays of each month from 7:00-8:00 PM.


Join us in the Rectory dining room at St. John's Parish, 44 Temple Street, Worcester.


All interested individuals in their 20s and 30s are welcome to visit whether you are a St. John's parishioner or not.


Meetings will be run by the leadership team on a rotating basis.  The format will vary with emphasis on prayer, contemplation, formation and group dialogue. 


Our goal as a group is to deepen our relationship with Christ through a shared experience of faith.



  • there will be snacks
  • occasional off-site activities will be planned as the group determines

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