The Office for Young Adult Ministry, ministering to those in their 20s and 30s, serves as a resource to Young Adult Groups around the diocese and to assist parishes reaching out to young adults. If you are a young adult, please also join our Facebook Group for dialogue with other young adults as well as to keep informed of events and opportunities for impromptu gatherings.
The Office also plans an annual Young Adult Retreat. This year's retreat will take place September 11-13 at Guggenheim Lodge. Save the Date.
The Office also co-sponsors the Young Adult/Campus Ministry pilgrimage to the DC March for Life in January (see Campus Ministry).
If you are a Young Adult in College, please see the Campus Ministry page for more information pertaining specifically to college students at various campuses in the Diocese.
The Office of Young Adults also organizes our Diocesan Participation in World Youth Day. The next World Youth Day will take place in 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.
The Office of Young Adult Ministry organizes an annual Young Adult Retreat each year. This year we have reserved the Guggenheim Lodge from September 11-13.
This retreat is generally planned as a relaxed opportunity for prayer, discussion and simply spending time with other Young Adults from around the diocese.
If you are a young adult and are interested in helping plan the weekend, contact Marika Donders at email@example.com
World Youth Day in Lisbon has been postponed for a year until August of 2023 because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. If there is enough interest, we will organize a group from our diocese. If you will be at least 18 in July/August 2023 and are interested in participating in WYD Lisbon, email and we will keep you UPDATEDmdonders@rcdony.org
The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the 2023 World Youth Day is Mary arose and went with haste (Lk. 1:39). Mary is an example for us to be missionary in outlook. Pope Francis prays that we will have the same attitude as Mary: “may young people’s evangelization be active and missionary, for this is how they will recognize and witness the presence of the living Christ.”
The Logo, in the colors of the Portuguese flag, shows us the path where the Holy Spirit arises, and Mary as well as the rosary all in the main element of the Cross. Learn more about the Logo here: