"Youth must not simply be considered as an object of pastoral concern for the Church: in fact, young people are and ought to be encouraged to be active on behalf of the Church as leading characters in evangelization and participants in the renewal of society."
- St. John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation Christifideles Laici, no. 46 (1988)
"But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth." 1 Timothy 3:15
The mission of the Office for Catechesis ~ Ministry to Youth & Young Adults is to develop a youth and young adult ministry in the diocese that will inspire and invite young people to grow in the Catholic faith.
This mission is accomplished through the following goals:
For more information about direct services of this ministry, check out the Directory of Services.pdf
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Below are brief summaries of the ministries of this office or related organizations. More details about these activities can be found by following the links on the menu on the right.
Diocesan Youth Conference 2015
March 6 - 7
Lake Williamson, Carlinville
Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting
April 19, Ss. Peter & Paul, Collinsville
Co-Workers in the Vineyard
To be announced
Totus Tuus 2015
Springfield, Illinois and many other locations!
National Catholic Youth Confernce 2015
November 19 - 21, Indianapolis
World Youth Day 2016
The Office for Catechesis is located in the Catholic Pastoral Center at 1615 W. Washington Street in Springfield, IL 62702-4757.
Switchboard: (217) 698-8500 x. 154. FAX (217) 698-0802
Regular business hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM.