Resources for Young Adults

If you are or work with young adults, ages 18 to 39, these resources may be helpful.

Young girl praying

Here, on this page, you will find ministries, organizations, and apostolates with resources geared towards young adults ages 18 to 39. Additionally, a list of select Catholic podcasts, digital resources, and books produced for young adults has been provided. 

Disclaimer: Links to external websites are provided solely for the user’s convenience. USCCB assumes no responsibility for these websites, their content, and/or their sponsoring organizations. References to these sites do not imply and are not to be used as official endorsement by the USCCB of the site or those associated with it. They are solely intended as a resource that might be of interest to USCCB website visitors.  

If you find there are additional resources that are being used in ministry with youth with some regularity but are not listed below, please feel free to send the suggestion(s) to

Ministries and Apostolates

Angelic Warfare Confraternity
Contact: Dominican Province of St. Joseph
1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02918


Asociación Jóvenes Para Cristo
Contact: Deacon Guillermo Torres
2811 E Villareal Dr., Orange, CA 92867


Blessed is She


Bon Secours Young Adults
Contact: (410) 442-1333
1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104


Busted Halo
Contact: Jen Sawyer, editor-in-chief
(212) 265-3209 ext. 205
405 W. 59th Street, New York, NY 10019


Catholic Volunteer Network
6930 Carroll Ave. Suite 820 Takoma Park, MD 20912


Catholic Young Professionals
Contact: 469-607-3090
6060 N. Central Expy. Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75206


Chastity Project
Contact: Jason Evert


Corazon Puro
Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR


Contact: 203-803-1564
6449 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611


Eden Invitation
Contact: Anna Carter
P.O. Box 510438, Milwaukee, WI 53203


Contact: 203-803-1564
6450 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611


Endow (Women)
6160 S Syracuse Way, Suite 150, Greenwood Village, CO 80111


Exodus 90 (Men)
PO Box 10053, Fort Wayne, IN 46850


Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS)
Contact: Curtis Martin
603 Park Point Dr. Genesee, CO 80401


Instituto Fe Y Vida
Contact: Carmen Cervantes, Executive Director
(209) 951-3483


GIVEN Institute (Women)
Contact: Rachel Harkins Ullmann
PO Box 103, Upper Falls, MD 21156


Ignatian Young Adult Ministries
Contact: 443-921-1336
8600 LaSalle Road, Suite 620, Towson, MD 21286


Knights of Columbus College Councils (Men)
Contact: 203-752-4000
1 Columbus PlazaNew Haven, CT 06510


Loyola Institute for Ministry
6363 St. Charles Avenue, Campus Box 67, New Orleans, LA 70118


Loyola Institute for Pastoral Studies
Contact: Mariclare Kanaley
820 North Michigan Avenue, Lewis Towers 630, Chicago, IL 60611


Melkite Association of Young Adults
Contact: 617-323-9922
3 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132-7722


National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry
Contact: Diana Hancharenkod


Saint Meinrad Young Adult Initiative
Contact:(812) 357-6221
200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577


UPRISE (Be Generous)
Contact: Colleen Mitchell
P.O. Box 366, Ferrysburg, MI  49409


Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement
Contact: Dr. Duong Hoang, president of national executive committee
1811 E. Center St, Anaheim, CA 92805


Villanova University Center for Church Management
800 E. Lancaster Ave. Villanova, PA 19085


Walking With Purpose
Contact: 844-492-5597
15 E. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830


WINE - Women in the New Evangelization
3500 Vicksburg Lane N, Suite #400-172, Plymouth, MN 55447


Young Adult Empowerment Community


Young Catholic Professionals (YCP)
Contact: 469-607-3090
6060 N. Central Expy. Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75206


Contact: 609-688-8779 ext. 307


Hope Undimmed by Paradisus Dei
Contact: 281-974-3541


i.d. 9:16 by Renewal Ministries


Verso Ministries, Pilgrimages
Contact: 574-383-9396
P.O. Box 986 Notre Dame, IN 46556

esteem by the National Leadership Roundtable
Contact: Katie Diller, National Coordinator


Freedom to Love by Christopher West
Contact: Ascension Press


Tecum Young Adult Ministry


Theology on Tap by Renew International
Contact: 908-769-5400

Racism and Intercultural Resources

Journeying Together
A National Intercultural Encounter Process for Ministries with Young People
Sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love
A Pastoral Letter Against Racism

Written by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Study Guide on Open Wide Our Hearts
Written by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Call to Address Racism in Our Hearts and Communities
Written by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Practical Steps for Eradicating Racism
Written by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


Prayer Resources

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of Bridgeport, Conn., speaks to World Youth Day pilgrims at Sacred  Heart Church in Krakow, Poland, July 28. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Looking for a young adult ministry in your area?

View our diocesan list below to see if your diocese has a young adult ministry and how to contact them.

Please note that not every diocese has a webpage, or sometimes even an office appointed for young adult ministry. For such dioceses on this list, the links provided direct you to the office that currently handles young adult ministry (e.g. adult faith formation, evangelization, youth ministry, etc.)

Note (Sept 2019): This document is temporarily unavailable for needed updates.

*If you notice that your diocese's information is incorrect or needs to be updated, please contact our office at @email or 202-541-3044.

Young Adult Ministry in a Box

Busted Halo Ministries. . . , in collaboration with the national and diocesan young adult ministry leaders, has developed a collection of the best practices in young adult pastoral ministry and evangelization called "Young Adult Ministry in a Box." This resource includes easy-to-follow young adult activities, tips from experienced veterans, and a guide giving an overview and basics of the ministry field.

Learn more about the resource and sign up at: . . .

Young Adult Ministry Conferences

The National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry hosts gatherings for all in the Church interested in improving ministry to and with young adults in the Church. Resources from these gatherings are available at the following links.

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Human beings are themselves considered consumer goods to be used and then discarded. We have created a “throwaway” culture which is now spreading. It is no longer simply about exploitation and oppression, but something new. Exclusion ultimately has to do with what it means to be a part of the society in which we live; those excluded are no longer society’s underside or its fringes or its disenfranchised–they are no longer even a part of it. The excluded are not the “exploited” but the outcast, the “leftovers”. -Pope Francis (11/24/13)