Renewing The Vision


About Comprehensive Youth Ministry

There are three interdependent and equally important goals that express the Church’s focus for ministry with adolescents.

  • To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today
  • To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community
  • To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person     

A comprehensive ministry with adolescents includes a balance of the following eight components (ministries). These components “provide a framework for the Catholic community to respond to the needs of young people and to involve young people in sharing their unique gifts with the larger community (RTV, 26).

  1. Advocacy                                    5.    Justice & Service
  2. Catechesis Development           6.    Leadership Development
  3. Community Life                          7.    Pastoral Care
  4. Evangelization                            8.    Prayer & Worship

To order Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry in its official published format, contact the USCCB Office of Publishing and Promotion Services, 800-235-8722 (in Washington metropolitan area or from outside the United States, 202-722-8716). Publication No. 5-004, 64 pp., $5.75 per copy; quantity discounts are available. Shipping and handling applies.

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