Leader Resources

Below you will find a collection of resources that can be used to assist you in planning youth and young adult events before, during, and after the Feast of Christ the King on November 26th. Contained are guidebooks on how to plan events and how to be aware of the different aspects of the communities of young people you may invite, as well as guides for liturgical celebrations and a prayer for youth and young adults.

Archbishop Gomez celebrates Mass


The Global Celebration of Young People: Resource Guidebook

The USCCB encourages every Catholic community to set aside the Solemnity of Christ the King to participate in the Global Celebration of Young People at the local level. Whether in big ways or small, communities can celebrate, reflect upon, and acknowledge the gift that youth and young adults bring to the Church and to the world.  

To support these efforts, the USCCB has developed a special Guidebook and other resources for pastoral leaders.

National Pastoral Guidebook for the Global Celebration of Young People


The English and Spanish editions of the Guidebook was prepared in consultation with a culturally diverse team of pastoral leaders accompanying young people (both youth and young adults) in parishes, dioceses, college campuses, religious communities, academic institutions, and national ministry organizations, and with the insight from the Vatican Dicastery on Laity, Family and Life.