Ministry Resources

Formational and practical resources for understanding and starting young adult ministries

Starting a Young Adult Ministry (PDF)

Focused and Effective Young Adult Ministry

Connecting Young Adults to Catholic Parishes: Best Practices in Catholic Young Adult Ministry in a Military Setting (PDF)

Living as Missionary Disciples - Flipbook

OSV - Forming Intentional Disciples

Catholic Apostolate Center – Videos and Podcasts on Living as Missionary Disciples

Catholic Apostolate Center – Young Adult Initiative - Apostles on Mission

Paulist Evangelization Ministries – 20s/30s Ministry: A Guide for Parishes

USCCB – Connecting Young Adults to Catholic Parishes

Catechetical Online Resources

Here are a few basic resources to have on hand for teaching, sharing and discussing catechetical topics with young adults.

The Catholic Youth Bible

Catechism of the Catholic Church - Flipbook


Faith Formation with Young Adults – John Roberto (PDF)

Visionary Documents

In recent years many documents have been written to address themes of a call to holiness, vocation and evangelization. The following list are those most pertinent to read in understanding how to minister with young adults.

Evangelii Gaudium - "Joy of the Gospel"

Gaudete et Exsultate – On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World

Amoris Laetitia - "The Joy of Love"

2018 Synod on Young People Preparatory Document

Sons and Daughters of Light

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

Doctrinal Note on Some Questions Regarding the Participation of Catholics in Political Life .

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

Pastoral Resources

Conversations have been happening for the past few years specifically on young adults and their faith. Here are a few resources to review to understand what is being said by our young people and both innovative and practical ideas on how to address the spiritual and social needs of young adults in the Catholic church.


World Youth Day 2023

What happened at Synod 2019 on Young People the Faith and Vocational Discernment

World Youth Day Resources and 2019 Webinars

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati – Patron for World Youth Day


The Moment – National Leadership Forum on Ministry with Young Adults