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To serve the United States Bishops, both collectively and individually, in their ministry to Youth and Young Adults.
Mr. Dominic Lombardi, STL
Executive Director, Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth
Mr. Paul Jarzembowski
Coordinator for the Ministry to Youth and Young Adult
Youth and Young Adult Intern
For more information on the Catholic connection to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, refer to the USCCB Catholic Scouting Page
Read the new Apostolic Exhortation to Young People “Christus vivit – Christ lives” and find resources on the 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocation.
1 Timothy 4:12
Young people have a unique zeal for justice, faith, and love of the Gospel, longing for Truth, challenging convention and inspiring innovation. They inject a contagious energy into their communities and set hearts on fire. We cannot ignore young disciples for they are active witnesses to the love of Jesus Christ.
In service to the Bishops of the United States, we, the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office in the Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, aim to provide support and outreach to Bishops in their Pastoral Work towards youth and young adults and in their goal of advancing the New Evangelization.
The USCCB recognizes all these categories and understands the vastness of this age demographic. What unites them all is their youthful enthusiasm and energy, but also the challenges of transition and discovery. Youth and Young Adult and Pastoral Juvenil ministries celebrate the excitement and optimistic outlook of younger generations and offers pastoral care for those in transition.
Youth are defined as young people ages 12-18 in junior high school or high school.
Young adults are defined as young people ages 19-39 who are single or married, divorced or widowed, and in college, working, unemployed, incarcerated, or in the military.
In Latino cultures, "jóvenes" are young people ages approximately 16-30 and ministry with them is called "pastoral juvenil".
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