Current Support and Services for Young Adult Ministry in the Archdiocese of Vancouver

  • Parish based Young Adult Ministry
    • We provide training and support for pastors and ministry leaders in young adult ministry.
    • We facilitate Young Adult Ministry Leaders’ meetings (Fall and Spring) for networking, prayer and support.
    • View list of current parish based young adult ministry here.
  • Non-Parish Based Young Adult Groups and Movements
    • We support ministry leaders through consultation and promotion of their events/programs.
      • For groups such as: Vancouver Rosary Group, Western Canada Chinese Catholic Living Camp, Youth For Christ – Campus, Singles for Christ, Catholic After Hours, etc.
    • View list of current non-parish based young adult communities here.
  • Campus Ministry (Universities and Colleges)
    • We support and network with Campus Ministry Leaders –  at UBC, SFU, Catholic Pacific College, Corpus Christi College, St. Mark’s College, BCIT, etc.
      • 1 Chaplain’s meeting and 1 Campus Ministry Leaders’ meeting a year
    • We coordinate the Annual University Mass @ Holy Rosary Cathedral.
    • We network with organizations & associations:  Catholic Christian Outreach, Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry, Canadian Catholic Students’ Association, Newman Club, YFC – Campus, etc.
    • View list of campus ministries here.
  • Archdiocese
    • We facilitate the meetings for the Commission for Young Adult Ministry.
      • Networking, collaborating and providing advocacy for young adults at the Archdiocesan level
    • We collaborate with other archdiocesan offices (Catechetics, Service and Justice, Evangelization, Office of Life, Marriage and Family, etc.) on various projects and initiatives.
    • We assist at archdiocesan conferences and events (ONE Conference, Men’s & Women’s Conferences, etc.)
    • We participate at regional, national and international gatherings and conferences.
    • More info on the Commission for Young Adult Ministry here.
  • Archdiocesan-Wide Young Adult Programs and Events
    • We assist in the promotion of existing young adult groups, events and activities (ie. Catholic After Hours, Singles For Christ Christian Life Program, CCO Summit and Cornerstone, WCCCLC Fall Retreat, etc.).
    • We coordinate special events, programs and activities throughout the year.  Find the latest events in the OYYAM News.
  • World Youth Day (WYD)
    • We assist parishes in preparing their groups for WYD (meetings, resources, etc.).
    • We coordinate archdiocesan-wide pre and post-WYD events.
    • More info on World Youth Day here.
    • Googlegroup for WYD Group Leaders.  Contact us to be included.
    • VanWYD Facebook:  www.facebook.com/vanwyd
    • VanWYD Twitter:  @VanWYD
  • Communication and Online Social Networks
  • Resources at the OYYAM
    • Sons and Daughters of the Light – USCCB pastoral plan for young adult ministry
    • YOUCAT – Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church – Ignatius Press
    • Young Adult Works – Center for Ministry Development
    • Connecting Young Adults to Catholic Parishes – USCCB

Please contact the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office about any of the support systems mentioned here.


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