Phase 1 Report
The findings from Phase 1 of the Young Adult Initiative are beautifully summed up in our 2022 Final Report.
Here are some resources to facilitate your journey. Click on the titles to visit the institution's website.
USCCB Young Adult Ministry Page
This office in the U.S. Bishops’ Conference has oversight for Catholic young adult ministry.
U.S. Bishop's Document
1997 U.S. Bishops’ document on ministry with young adults.
Synod on Young People - Vatican
Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment – Vatican Site
Synod on Young People - USCCB
Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment – USCCB Site
Pope's Annual Message
Pope Francis' Annual Messages to young people.
National Dialogue on Youth and Young Adults
The vision of this initiative is an energized and unified Church committed to forming and engaging youth and young adults as missionary disciples.
V Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry
The V Encuentro (translated into English as the Fifth Encounter) is a four-year process of ecclesial reflection and action that invites all Catholics in the United States to intense missionary activity, consultation, leadership development, and identification of best ministerial practices in the spirit of the New Evangelization. A particular focus of the V Encuentro is ministry to youth and young adults.