The Diocesan Council on Young Adult Evangelization seeks to bring young adult Catholics—college-aged, 20’s and 30’s—into an encounter with Christ by:

Serving as an advocate for young adult Catholics

The Synod was one example of a diocesan effort in which the voice of young adults were heard. This Council will ensure that young adults continue to have a seat at the table of important diocesan-wide efforts.

Supporting and resourcing parish/local young adult ministry efforts

Parishes are seeking ideas and looking for ways to engage young adults in their community. Council representatives can provide support and ideas as needed.

Presenting opportunities for diocesan events that inspire and nurture the faith of young adult Catholics

While the local Church remains the most important place of encountering Christ in Word and Sacrament, there is strength in numbers, and this Council can help link local ministries and provide events that impact a larger Church. Such events might include: retreats, praise and worship, conferences, service projects, etc.

Council members will meet…

September 10, 2019, St. Teresa of Avila, Valpo
December 10, 2019, Location TBD
March 10, 2020, Queen of All Saints, Michigan City
June 9, 2020, Location TBD
September 8, 2020, Location TBD
December 8. 2020, Location TBD

All meetings will begin with hospitality at 6:00 and meeting time starting at 6:30. Participants are allowed to join remotely via webinar services, when wifi is available.

Council will be comprised of representatives:

  • Each young adult-serving ministry in the Diocese of Gary is allowed up to 2 representatives.
  • Up to 2 representatives of parishes with a desire to develop strategies for young adult evangelization.
  • At-large representatives from the former Young Adult Catholic Outreach Ministries leadership team.

Council members will serve a 2-year term, renewable twice.

Please prayerfully discern, then RSVP names and contact information to Vicky Hathaway, Diocese of Gary OYYA (219-769-9292 x229, or via email vhathaway@dcgary.org).

Meeting Notes

September 10, 2019 Meeting
If you missed the September meeting, or you’re looking for a reminder of what we discussed, you can download the meeting notes and handouts below.

Flyers from the 9/10/2019 meeting can be found here.

October 2, 2018 Meeting
If you missed the October meeting, or you’re looking for a reminder of what we discussed, you can download the meeting notes and handouts below. Thank you Emily Sutton for your excellent and impactful note-taking!

August 7, 2018 Meeting
If you missed the August meeting, or you’re looking for a reminder of what we discussed, you can download the meeting notes and handouts below. Thank you Emily Sutton for your excellent and impactful note-taking!