Young Adult & Campus Ministry
“The Church needs you, your enthusiasm, your creativity and the joy that is so characteristic of you!”
~ Pope Francis
What we do
The vision of the Office of Young Adult Ministry is to connect young adults to Jesus Christ, the Church, the mission of the Church in the world, and our peers. The office hosts social, spiritual and service opportunities for young adults throughout the year, including Theology on Tap, Seven Church Walk, Day of Service, and more.
The office supports more than 25 parish and regional young adult communities across the Archdiocese of Washington. Find a community of young adults near you!
Find the most up-to-date news and events for area young adults at Facebook.com/ADWYoungAdults, on Twitter @ADWYoungAdults, and in Instagram @ADWYoungAdults. Use this form to sign up for weekly emails with the latest events and information!
Check out the resources below to help you start or grow your outreach to young adults. The Archdiocese is here to support you in your ministry! Contact the Office of Young Adult Ministry for questions, consultation or additional resources.
A Vision for Young Adult Ministry in the Archdiocese of Washington
An overview of young adult ministry including five practical steps on evangelizing young adults in your parish
DCCatholic Parish Young Adult Ministry Outreach Plan
A practical six-step tool for identifying and building a community of young adults in your parish. Want to start a YA ministry? Start here!
Small Group Resources
A list of helpful websites and programs to use for a small group
Maximizing the Sunday Experience
Practical tips on how to engage young adults who are already showing up to our parish on Sundays
E101: Basic Evangelization Training
A practical introduction to evangelization for parish leaders and volunteers
Sample Parish and Regional Young Adult Ministry Leadership Roles and Responsibilities
Examples of volunteer job descriptions for parish and regional young adult ministries
Recommended Young Adult Ministry Resources
Recommended resources to review as a parish leadership team or Parish Council