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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.

Amate House
The young adult volunteer program of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
The Education for Justice
An exciting new resource to promote Catholic social teaching.
Marriage and Family Ministries Office, Archdiocese of Chicago
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, Archdiocese of Chicago
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
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!
The Vocation Office, Archdiocese of Chicago
For those considering priesthood or joining a religious order. For additional information, please contact:
University of St. Mary of the Lake (seminary preparation for priesthood)
Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious the website for religious women and men
Vocation personnel and Catholic friends check out this website… “Excellent” video series telling the story of vocations.
For additional offices and agencies in the Archdiocese of Chicago that might be helpful to you, please go the website for the Archdiocese, and click on Departments.
United States Catholic Conference of Bishops
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.
Catholic Book Publishers Association
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.

Charis Ministries
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.

BustedHalo.com
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.”

Beliefnet.com
A multi-faith e-community designed to help people meet their own religious and spiritual needs in an interesting, captivating and engaging way.

MyCatholicvoice.com
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.

The Vatican
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
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.

www.douglasleal.com
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

Franciscan Focus
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.

Spirituality Resources
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

Liturgy
www.easterbrooks.com/personal/calendar — Liturgical Readings (any year plus links)
liturgy.slu.edu — Reflections on Sunday readings

Scripture
www.usccb.org/nab/bible — Online version of the RNAB translation
bible.oremus.org — Find verses of the NRSV translation

Social Justice
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:

Diocese of Joliet

Diocese of Gary Young Adult Programs

Atlanta’s Young Adult Ministry

Archdiocese of Baltimore Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Archdiocese of Minneapolis/St. Paul

Archdiocese of New York

Archdiocese of New York Rockville Center

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Providence, Rhode Island’s Young Adult Ministry

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 yam@yamchicago.org. We’ll try to help. That’s a promise.

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