During this two day event, we looked at the future of ministry with young adults in the United States through the lens of Sons and Daughters of the Light, the pastoral plan on young adult Catholics (written by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1996) that celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2016. The National Leadership Forum looked to past growth, assessed the current reality of the ministry, and discussed considerations moving forward. The presenters included current and veteran leaders in young adult ministry, including members of the advisory team for Sons and Daughters of the Light.
The National Leadership Forum on Ministry with Young Adults, facilitated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat of Laity Marriage, Family Life and Youth in collaboration with the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry at the 2016 biennial National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry was held from Wednesday to Thursday, November 30th to December 1st at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California. The following materials include the videos of the Forum presentations, as well as supplemental documentation provided for participants, including the White Paper Submissions.
NATIONAL LEADERSHIP FORUM ON MINISTRY WITH YOUNG ADULTS WEBINAR SESSIONS
NCCYM 2016: National Leadership Forum: Session 1
NCCYM 2016: National Leadership Forum: Session 2
NCCYM 2016: National Leadership Forum: Session 3
NCCYM 2016: National Leadership Forum: Session 4
FLYERS AND HANDOUTS
National Leadership Forum Program Book
USCCB Youth and Young Adult Ministry General Flyer
Young Adult Ministry Sheet
WHITE PAPERS SUBMISSIONS
On the twentieth anniversary of Sons and Daughters of the Light, the United States bishops' pastoral plan for ministry with young adults, Catholic leaders were invited to submit short white papers on how we might sharpen the vision for young adult ministry.
These White Paper Submissions were chosen for the National Leadership Forum on Young Adult Ministry. They are able to be viewed and studied in order to learn what was discussed and shared at the National Leadership Forum on Ministry with Young Adults in San Jose, CA.
White Paper Contributors
Tricia Bølle, St. Francis Xavier Lay Missionary Society
Pete Burak, id9: 16 young adult ministry
Carmen Maria Cervantes and Walter Francisco Mena, Instituto Fe y Vida
Rev. Frank P. DeSiano, CSP, Paulist Evangelization Ministries
Diana Hancharenko, St. Angela Merici Parish, Youngstown and Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, Campbell, OH
Gabriela Karaszewski, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Rev. Nicholas Lombardo, OP, Catholic University of America
Paul Morisi, Diocese of Brooklyn
Sr. Bernadette Mota, FMA, Diocese of Colorado Springs
Colin Nykaza, Archdiocese of New York
Bob Rice, Franciscan University of Steubenville
Patrick Rivera, Diocese of San Diego
Darius A. Villalobos, Archdiocese of Chicago
For More Details
For more information about the National Leadership Forum, please contact the USCCB Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth by calling (202) 541-3044 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.