Looking for Young Adult Ministry opportunities in the Diocese of Gary?
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): February 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ).