- John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation Christifideles Laici, no. 46 (1988)
Thank you for visiting the website for the Office for Catechesis - Ministry to Youth and Young Adults for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. I keep this part of the diocesan website updated with information about youth and young adult ministry in the diocese. It is my hope that you can find what you need to be successful in your ministry as well as the latest information about direct services I offer. A brief description of all the programs and services offered can be found in the "Directory of Services" file below. Or feel free to call me any time at (217) 698-8500 ext. 154.
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:
Communicating with everyone is one of the biggest challenges I face in my role with the diocese. 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. Thanks a bunch and may God bless you now and always!
You can register for a number of events online at https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=13a2af. Donations to the Office for Catechesis ~ Ministry to Youth and Young Adults can be made securely at this site as well.
To donate to Springfield Area Young Adult Ministry, go to https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=e58b6e.
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.The summer schedule for Totus Tuus is full. Check the Totus Tuus pages for a list of where the program will be this summer. The 2014 schedule will be available in August.
See you in the summer of 2013! The dates for Springfield, Illinois are July 15 - 19!!!
World Youth Day 2013
July 23 - 28, 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
December 4 - 6, San Antonio,Texas
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!
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.
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