Looking for Young Adult Ministry opportunities in the Diocese of Gary?

Diocese of Gary

The Diocese of Gary has a Facebook page to connect young adults.

Facebook Page

The Diocese of Gary has a Facebook page to connect young adults. Programs of interest to YA’s are posted there regularly.

Queen of All Saints

Faith, food, drinks, friends

Young Adult Ministry

Faith, food, drinks, friends. Open to all in their 20s & 30s. 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:30pm

St. Teresa of Avila

Welcome! You belong here.

Young Adult Ministry

If you’re a young adult in your 20s and early 30s, St. T’s is a place for you!


St. Mary, Crown Point

Young People - Young Adults Ministry

Young Adult Ministry

Our Young Adult Ministry is for young adults (ages 21 – 39).

Theology on TAP

Serving the finest in speakers, conversation, and faith!

Diocese of Gary

Theology on Tap is a casual forum where friends gather to discuss topics relevant to young adults, from a faith perspective.

For all young adults college-aged, 20’s, 30’s

For college-aged young adults



A number of parishes have included young adults in their Synod action plans, and others would also like to better engage young adults in the life of their parish.

In an ongoing desire to assist our parishes and better equip them to respond to the needs of young adult Catholics—single, married, college-aged, 20’s and 30’s—we asked representatives of the Bishop’s Council on Young Adult Evangelization to participate in facilitated discussion sessions in recent months. The results of the conversations have been summarized below in two documents:

Feedback from reps on key young adult ministry-related questions

Feedback from reps on obstacles to YA engagement and suggestions for overcoming them.

Bishop’s Council on Young Adult Evangelization

The Bishop’s 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 Commission 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. Commission 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 Commission 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.

Commission members will meet at the Diocese of Gary Pastoral Center in Merrillville every other month, 6:00-8:30 (hospitality 6:00, meeting at 6:30) on these 2018 dates:

2018 dates (bi-monthly): Feb. 13 · April 3 · June 5 · Aug. 7 · Oct. 2 · Dec. 4
2019 dates (quarterly): March 5, May 7, August 6, November 5

Commission 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.

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

Please prayerfully discern, then RSVP names and contact info ASAP to Kevin Driscoll, Diocese of Gary OYYA (219-769-9292 x229, or via email kdriscol@dcgary.org ).

October 2 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.

August 7 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!