Youth-and-Young-Adult-Ministry

Resources

Resourses for Youth Ministry

Catechetical Material

Conformity Listing of Catechetical Texts and Series

Follow the link above to the official list of catechetical materials that the USCCB has approved.

 

Forms and Documents for Youth Ministry

Look for a comprehensive Youth Ministry handbook in the future.

pdfField_Trip_Release_-_Standard_Activity.pdf

pdfField_Trip_Release_-_Hazardous_Activity.pdf

pdfInternational_Trip_Insurance_Request.pdf

pdfCivil_Law-_Pointers_for_Youth_Ministers.pdf

pdfWriting_Permission_Slips_for_Youth_Ministry_Events.pdf

pdfDriver_Information_-_Private_Vehicle.pdf

Professional Reading List

  • East, Tom, et al. Effective Practices for Dynamic Youth Ministry. Winona, MN: Saint Mary’s Press, 2002. ISBN: 0-88489-806-7.
  • East, Tom, et. al. Leadership for Catholic Youth Ministry: A Comprehensive Resource. New London, CT: Twenty Third, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-58595-732-3.
  • Liberia Editrice Vaticana. Catechism of the Catholic Church. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1997.  Citta del Vaticano: Liberia Editrice Vaticana, 1997. ISBN: 1-57466-110-8.
  • McCorquodale, Charlotte, Victoria Shepp, and Leigh Sterten. National Study of Youth and Religion: Analysis of the Population of Catholic Teenagers and Their Parents. Washington, DC: National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, 2004. ISBN 1-932619-04-6.
  • Mercadante, Frank. Engaging a New Generation: A Vision for Reaching Catholic Teens. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-59276-722-9.
  • Mercadante, Frank. Growing Teen Disciples: Strategies for Really Effective Youth Ministry. Winona, MN: Saint Mary’s Press, 1998. ISBN: 0-88489-781-8.
  • NFCYM/NALM/NCCL. National Certification Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministers: Serving as Parish Catechetical Leaders, Youth Ministry Coordinators, Pastoral Associates, and Parish Life Coordinators. Washington, DC: National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry et. al., 2003. ISBN: 0-9712975-6-8.
  • Roehlkepartain, Eugene C. Building Assets in Congregations: A Practical Guide for Helping Youth Grow Up Healthy. Minneapolis: Search Institute, 1998. ISBN: 1-57482-113-X.
  • Smith, Christian. Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. New York: Oxford, 2005. ISBN-13: 978-0-19-518095-4.
  • USCCB. National Directory for Catechesis. Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2005. ISBN: 1-57466-443-3.
  • USCCB. Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry. Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1997. ISBN: 1-57466-007-7.
  • Weddell, Sherry. Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2012.  ISBN: 978-1-61278-590-5.
  • White, Michael & Tom Corcoran.  The Story of a Parish Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful Reaching the Lost Making Church Matter. Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria, 2013.  ISBN: 978-1-59471-386-6.

Good Books about the Catholic Faith for Teenagers

  • Auer, Jim. Handbook for Today’s Catholic Teen. Liguori, MO: Liguori, 2004. ISBN: 0-7648-1173-8.
  • Daley, Michael J., ed. Why Do Catholics . . . ?: Teens Respond to Questions About the Faith. Winona, MN: Saint Mary’s Press, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-88489-915-0.
  • Johnson, Kevin Orlin. Why Do Catholics Do That?: A Guide to the Teachings and Practices of the Catholic Church. (Formerly entitled, Expressions of the Catholic Faith.) New York: Ballantine Books, 1994. ISBN: 0-345-39726-6.
  • Miller, Michael J. (translator). YouCat: Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-58617-516-0.  Original German edition: YOUCAT deutsch, Pattloch Verlag GmbH & Co., 2010.
  • Singer-Towns, Brian. The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth. 2nd Edition. Winona, MN: Saint Mary’s Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-88489-987-7.
  • Vitek, John M. Living the Questions Jesus Asks: A Guide for Teens. Winona, MN: Saint Mary’s Press, 2002. ISBN: 978-0-88489-782-8.
  • St. Romain, Philip. Catholic Answers to Fundamentalists’ Questions. Booklet Edition. Liguori, MO: Liguori, 1994. ISBN: 978-0892432202.