Youth & Young Adult Planning

Nearly 150 planners addressed issues around youth and young adult.  The number of people involved demonstrated the scope of the commission’s work: school age faith formation; adolescent youth programs; campus ministry; 18 to 35-year-old adults; and family life.      


  • Establish a more unified youth & young adult program focused on evangelization and discipleship of the whole family
  • Appoint appropriate staff to oversee the complete program as well as diocesan leaders in youth discipleship, youth ministry, campus and young adult ministry, family life and social action and advocacy.
  • Adopt a new model of faith formation designed to empower parents and parish faith formation leaders to share equally in the responsibility of forming children as disciples.
  • Establish professional and trained youth ministers at every parish


Read our detailed youth & young adult recommendations and goals

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