Youth & Young Adult Ministry

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Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

144 West Wood Street
Youngstown, Ohio 44503
(330) 744-8451

If you are a high school teen, click here

If you are a young adult (ages 18-40) click here

If you are an adult ministering with teens/young adults click here

If you are involved in Scouting, click here

The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry is a resource for parishes in the Diocese of Youngstown to implement the goals of comprehensive youth ministry and young adult ministry as outlined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Staff is available to consult with parish and school staff, and to provide support, training, and networking opportunities for professional and volunteer staff in the field of youth and young adult ministry. As a supplement to the Diocesan Media Library, the Office maintains a collection of print and media resources for lending. The Office also coordinates several diocesan events, and facilitates participation in regional, national and international gatherings for young people. Feel free to contact the Office to utilize these services.

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http://youngstownoyyam.weebly.com

As you will find many more items posted there.

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Opportunities

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For adults that work with youth, the Office of Youth and YoungAdult Ministry encourages the involvement, training, and formation of adult leaders through the following:

The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry enables the following opportunities for youth and young adults within the diocese:

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Youth Ministry
Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry
  • To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
  • To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community.
  • To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.

Young Adult Ministry

Sons and Daughters of the Light: A Pastoral Plan for Ministry with Young Adults
  • Connecting young adults with Jesus Christ.
  • Connecting young adults with the Church.
  • Connecting young adults with the mission of the Church in the world.
  • Connecting young adults with a peer community

Key Documents

The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry is based around the documents of the United States Bishops and the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry. Our work is guided by the following primary publications:

  • Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry
  • From Age to Age: The Challenge of Worship with Adolescents
  • The Challenge of Adolescent Catechesis: Maturing in Faith
  • The Challenge of Catholic Youth Evangelization: Called to be Witnesses and Storytellers
  • Sons and Daughters of the Light: A Pastoral Plan for Ministry with Young Adults
  • Connecting Young Adults to Catholic Parishes: Best Practices in Catholic Young Adult Ministry

These publications, and others, are available to view or purchase in the office. The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry is affiliated with the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry and the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association. For further information regarding any of information above, please feel free to contact a staff member at 330-744-8451 or through e-mail.

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