The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry supports parishes, young adult leaders, and young adult ministries by connecting people and organizations, providing training and resources, and facilitating archdiocesan-wide events.
For Pastors and Parish Staff:
- We provide consultations to assess the needs and desires of the parish for a vibrant young adult ministry.
- We offer parish information sessions on young adult ministry for all staff, parish council members and interested young adults.
- If looking to hire a Young Adult Ministry Coordinator, we can also assist by providing job descriptions and salary scales.
For Young Adult Ministry Leaders (parish or non-parish based):
- We offer a few courses through the Institutes of Adult Education.
- Additional training specific to young adult ministry is available upon request.
For young adults:
- If you’re interested in learning more about the faith, please ask your pastor for some suggestions or perhaps join a bible group or faith study, take a course through the Institutes of Adult Education, or through St. Mark’s College Continuing Education Courses.
- There are also many volunteer opportunities in your parish and archdiocese where you can grow in your faith and serve others.
- Sons and Daughters of the Light: A Pastoral Plan for Young Adult Ministry – USCCB (USA)
- Connecting Young Adults to Catholic Parishes – USCCB (USA)
- National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association (USA)
- Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry