“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)
Young Adult Ministry
Young adults are defined as those between the ages of eighteen (18) and thirty-nine (39). They are college students, workers, professionals and persons in military service. They are single, married, divorced or widowed, with or without children. Ask your pastor if there is a Young Adult Ministry group in your area.
In the Diocese
Faith Ascending is a lecture and discussion series for young adults in their 20’s and 30’s, single or married. Faith Ascending provides opportunities for young adults to grow in their Catholic faith and meet like-minded people while enjoying great beer and great food!
Check here for a Faith Ascending near you.
For tips and guidelines on more intentional outreach to young adults within your parish, see the “Basic Guide” below! Feel free to contact us with questions and ideas.
Young Adult Groups
Various young adult groups meet regularly across the state. Thinking of starting a young adult group? Be sure to contact us for support and assistance!
Bible Study Suggestions
FOCUS: Several free co-ed and single-gender Bible studies
Ascension Press: Various co-ed Bible studies, and more resources
Walking with Purpose: Bible studies for women
Hearts Afire: Includes the practice of Marian Consecration, Consoling the Heart of Jesus, etc.
Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Consider enrolling in the diocesan Lay Formation Program. Are you a practicing Catholic who never completed the sacraments of initiation? Learn about Adult Confirmation. If you’ve never been baptized and are interested in becoming Catholic as an adult, join the Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Learn more about opportunities to learn about and be formed in the faith on the Evangelization & Catechesis page.