Faith Formation of Youth and Young Adults

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Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult Events

Young Adult Groups

“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hilltop cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp to put it under a tub; they put it on the lampstand where it shines for all in the house. In the same way your light must shine, . . . so that, seeing your good works, they may give praise to your Father in heaven” (Mt 5:14-16).

“In every age, Jesus Christ is the light of all nations (Lumen Gentium, no. 1) with Christian men and women called to reflect the light of Christ and, in this way, to be "light" for the world. To reflect the light of Christ requires a maturity of faith and a willingness to live this faith daily in society. We join the Holy Father in affirming the essential dignity of young adult men and women—those in their late teens, twenties, and thirties—as ‘sons and daughters of the light.’ Yet, many young adults tell us that they face increasingly complex and difficult times and that they need the help of the Catholic Christian community to be this ‘light.’

“…Our ministry with young adults, who make up approximately 30 percent of the total U.S. population, must be intensified.  We need to be a Church that is interested in the lives of these men and women and is willing to invite them into our community. We need to be a Church imbued with a missionary zeal for the Gospel. When young adults accept our invitation, we must welcome them, acknowledge their participation, and make room for them in all aspects of church life.”
 
-- Sons and Daughters of the Light, USCCB