Focusing on Young Adult Ministry

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Does your parish focus on young adult ministry needs? If you need some inspiration for working with people in their 20s and 30s, we’ve collected some articles of interest from our archives.

Moments of Return for Young Adults in the Catholic Church
Writer and spiritual director Becky Eldredge knows that moments of return for young adults in the Church are key times to be present to and welcome young adults to our parishes. Be aware of these times for evangelization and outreach.

What Can We Do? Action Steps for Moments of Return
Becky Eldredge shares practical strategies for strengthening important moments in young adults’ lives.

Informal Moments of Return for Young Adults in the Catholic Church
Becky Eldredge continues her discussion of moments of return by reminding us that we cannot underestimate the incredible opportunity that lies in casual day-to-day interactions with young adults.

Lenten AWE: Reaching Out to Young Adults
Julianne Stanz explains Lenten AWE, an approach for reaching out to young adults, many of whom will come to church for Ash Wednesday services. Remember that Ash Wednesday this year is March 1, 2017.

Using Arts & Faith: Holy Week with Young Adults
Pamela Tremblay suggests ways to use Arts & Faith: Holy Week videos to engage young adults through reflection and discussion.

Local Pilgrimage as a Form of Adult Faith Formation
Joe Paprocki writes about local pilgrimages as an opportunity for adult faith formation that might appeal to many ages, including young adults who might combine the trip with a social dinner.

Teaching Young Adults to Pray
Becky Eldredge has worked with young adults on retreats and has witnessed their hunger for methods of prayer that help them traverse the uncertainties of life. What can we do to help feed their desire for prayer?

If you work with young adults, please share your success stories or questions in the comments section below. Let’s combine our wisdom for reaching the 20- and 30-somethings in our parishes.

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