Youth-and-Young-Adult-Ministry

Youth & Young Adult Ministry

"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."

- John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation Christifideles Laici, no. 46 (1988)    

Mission Statement

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:

  • To promote the formation of youth and young adult ministry in parishes by providing resources, consultation, and training
  • To facilitate participation in diocesan, regional, national and international youth events
  • To coordinate the Totus Tuus catechetical program
  • To serve as a contact and resource for the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting
  • To provide support for young adult ministry
  • To convene a diocesan youth committee
  • To collaborate with other youth and young adult serving groups and organizations, serving on committees as needed

 For more information about direct services of this ministry, check out the pdfDirectory of Services.pdf

Youth Minister Directory Update

Please help me keep my contact list up-to-date by taking a few moments to complete the form below and return to me at the address indicated.

pdfYouth_Ministry_Contact_Information_Update_Form.pdf

Email Newsletter

Click this link to subscribe to regular updates on youth and young adult ministry.  The Catholic Committee on Scouting newsletter as well as several other publications from diocesan offices are available as well. 

Upcoming Activities

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.

Theology on Tap

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May 30, Floyd's Thirst Parlor, Springfield

Co-Workers in the Vineyard

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 Fortnight for Freedom

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En Espanol: http://www.usccb.org/reza

Catholic Committee on Scouting

Committee Meeting Announcement


Totus Tuus 2014

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Just5Days 2014

Springfield, IL event ~ July 14 - 18

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 Catholic Camp-O-Ree

September 5 - 7, 2014

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 Diocesan Youth Days

Sept. 30 ~ Oct. 3, 2014

Regional events are being planned throughout the diocese.

More details to come!


Diocesan Adult Enrichment Conference

Nov. 15 - 17, 2014

Decatur, Illinois


National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry

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Join thousands of fellow youth and campus ministry friends from across the country to spend time in prayer, fellowship and development!  NCCYM offers a little of everthing so you can learn about the latest trends in youth ministry and recharge yourself so you can better minister to the young people in your parish!

 

 


 National Catholic Youth Conference 2015

November 19 - 21, 2015

Indianapolis

 


 March for Life 2015

 Washington, DC

Details are pending, check back again soon!

 


 World Youth Day 2016

Krakow, Poland

Tour dates are pending with event dates July 25 - August 1, 2016.  Please use the interest finder below to get connected with the diocesan pilgrimage.

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Catholic Pastoral Center

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.