Below are specific resource links for Ministers aimed at helping them faciliate programs to help Young Adults grow in their Catholic faith. These links can also be found within the main navigation menu located at the top of the page. They are duplicated here as follows:
Young Adult Ministry Articles
We’ve brought together a number of articles for you that have been written or recommended by members of the Young Adult Ministry staff. If there is a topic that you would like to suggest, we’d love to hear it.
Young Adult Websites of Interest
Archdiocese of Chicago
The main website of the Archdiocese of Chicago contains information on Parishes, Schools, Publications, Current Catholic News, and the many services offered.
Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry, Archdiocese of Chicago
Information to provide advocacy, leadership and vision for the catechetical ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
The young adult volunteer program of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
An exciting new resource to promote Catholic social teaching.
Opportunities to Enhance Marriage and Family Life through: Annulment Support, Marriage Preparation, Marriage Enrichment, Elizabeth Ministry (pregnancy support, children in crisis, infertility support, etc), Family Advocates, Hispanic Family Ministries, Natural Family Planning, Separated/Divorced Ministry.
The Office for Peace and Justice, based in the Catholic Social Tradition, educates, advocates, and empowers through the Catholic Church, parishes, schools, institutions and with community partners to transform lives and society.
CAVA, the Chicago Archdiocesan Vocation Association a ministry of the Office for Religious offers a one stop guide for exploring a vocation to consecrated life as a Sister, Brother, Priest and Consecrated Laity.http://www.vocationscava.org/ you can find upcoming religious vocation events going on throughout the Chicago area, helpful discernment prayers, read personal call stories and more!
For those considering priesthood or joining a religious order. For additional information, please contact:
Across the country, bishops work with other clergy and laity through the USCC to help fulfill their responsibilities of leadership and service to Church and nation. The programs of the USCC range over the spectrum of Catholic concerns – from prayers and worship to the state of the economy, from revitalizing parishes to averting nuclear war, from promoting vocations to protecting life at all stages. Visit the Young Adult section of the site.
The Catholic Book Publishers Association facilitates the sharing of professional information, networking, cooperation, and friendship among those involved in Catholic Book Publishing in the United States and abroad. The Association is made up of Publisher Members and Service and Individual Members.
The Outreach of the Jesuit Community specifically to Young Adults.
Others – Loyola Communications
Some people “find” God on Sundays in Church, but what about the “Other 6″ days of the week? When you visit this site, you respond to one of two questions: “Where have I found God today…” or “Where do I need to find God today…” You can read and reflect upon other’s wisdom, or add your own. Provide your email address when you are adding a bubble, and you can keep track of your spiritual journey.
Catholics on Call
Catholics On Call reaches out to men and women of college and post-college age who are considering service in the Church as a lay minister, religious sister or brother, or priest.
To explore spiritual questions in the context of today’s Church and life’s hallenges, the Paulist Young Adult Ministry office offers this great website.
Bread On The Waters
Web pages to feed the web surfer’s spirit.
Living Faith: Daily Catholic Devotions
“LIVING FAITH: Daily Catholic Devotions provides daily spiritual reflections from such sources as the published works of Fr. Henri J.M. Nouwen, Pope John Paul II, and Mother Teresa, as well as such regular contributors as Sr. Joyce Rupp, Fr. M. Basil Pennington and Elizabeth-Anne Stewart.”
A multi-faith e-community designed to help people meet their own religious and spiritual needs in an interesting, captivating and engaging way.
Is an online Catholic resource for personal inspiration and community ministry. My Catholic Voice provides an innovative interactive capability for exploing and sharing the rich tradition and spirit of the Catholic faith using the latest internet and mobile technology.
SoundVision.com: Islamic Information and Products
Provides Muslims and non-Muslims of all ages access to high quality educational programs available on a variety of well-known media.
To get information directly from the Vatican, vist the Vatican Website.
Library of Congress Vatican Exhibit Online
See manuscripts, paintings, mosaics etc.
New Advent Catholic Site
An online encyclopedia of Catholic terms, saints and many other definitions and explanations.>
The Catholic Pages
The Catholic Pages is a site with information on the Church and the Catholic faith.
Next Wave Faithful
A young adult outreach of the Family Life Center International, offering an online community for Catholic young adults, Christian hit music, live radio broadcasts, conferences, and resources on relationships, life purpose, the Faith and more.
U.S. Catholic is a monthly forum for lay Catholics, covering issues of concern to Catholics in their everyday lives. U.S. Catholic is not afraid to tackle the controversial topics of our times. U.S. Catholic celebrates Catholic tradition, yet embraces the spirit of Vatican II reform and rejuvenation.
Catholic Theological Union
The largest Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry in the US located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.
Catholic World News
Catholic World News is an independent organization staffed by lay Catholic journalists, dedicated to providing accurate world news written from a distinctively Catholic perspective.
Super-Sized Spirituality in a Drive-Through World by Douglas Leal –
Some potentially useful internet resources to support your spiritual journey.
Prayer and Daily Reflections
www.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html — A host of online opportunities including a year-long retreat, daily reflections, a guide to prayer, etc.
www.other6.com — Where have you found God today?
www.universalis.com — Liturgy of the Hours
www.liturgyhours.org – Liturgy of the Hours
www.livingfaith.com — Daily Catholic Devotions
www.centeringprayer.com — Resources on centering prayer
www.mediomedia.org — Free weekly email on Christian meditation
http://www.nafra-sfo.org/– National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order
http://franciscanyouthusa.com/ – Franciscan Youth and Young Adults national website
http://www.ilsfo.org/ – Mother Cabrini Region (IL) – Secular Franciscan Order
The Secular Franciscan Order, formerly known as the Third Order of St. Francis, is an official Order within the Catholic church, and was established by St. Francis of Assisi early in the thirteenth century. Members live their everyday lives in the secular world, but gather together in fraternity on a regular basis. They are led by the Spirit, striving for perfect charity in their own secular state. At profession, they pledge themselves to live the gospel in the manner of St. Francis.
http://carmelnet.org/– Carmelite spirituality
http://www.ccel.org/ – Christian classics in electronic format
http://spiritualityhealth.com/ – Health and spirituality
www.innerexplorations.com — Mysticism
www.cptryon.org — Passionist website: Bread on the Waters
www.beliefnet.com — Multi-faith response to spiritual needs
salt.claretianpubs.org — Online version of Salt of the Earth magazine
www.sojo.net — Online version of Sojourners magazine
www.cbisonline.com/pages/proxy_voting.htm — Christian Brothers Investing Service; accepts only institutional clients but website has a record on proxy voting and shareholder action
www.coopamerica.org/socialinvesting/shareholderaction — Information on shareholder action
Podcasts and PDA downloads:
www.catholicinsider.com — Audio tours and reflections
www.universalis.com — Liturgy of the Hours
www.mobilegabriel.com — PDA/cel downloads with daily readings and reflections, feastday information, Catholic news, etc.
http://en.radiovaticana.va/on_demand.asp— Vatican radio podcast
Young Adult Groups/Ministries beyond the Arch. of Chicago:
Young Adult Ministry is our job and our joy. What can we do for you? Can we be of help?
If there is any way we can be of assistance to you, please contact us at 312/534-8600, or firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll try to help. That’s a promise.