In collaboration with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Loyola Institute for Ministry and faculty member Tracey Lamont, Ph.D., are sponsoring webinars about young adult ministry. Below are videos of past webinars.
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This webinar explores the basics of YA ministry with a panel of experienced leaders, including Victoria Hathaway, Ministry Consultant for Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the Diocese of Gary and Benito Medrano, Coordinator of the Office of Evangelization in the Diocese of Fresno, and Paul Jarzembowski, Assistant Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministries with the USCCB.
This webinar explores the Vatican's new Directory of Catechesis and how it can be used to accompany young adults. Tracey Lamont, Assistant Professor of Religious Education at the Loyola Institute for Ministry, Paul Jarzembowski, Assistant Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries and Lay Ecclesial Ministry at the USCCB lead the discussion with Marilyn Santos with the USCCB, José Amaya with the Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA, and Jennifer Delvaux with the Archdiocese of Chicago.
This webinar explores the implications of Pope Francis' most recent encyclical and its call for us to become better citizens through a rejection of violence and racism and respectful dialogue.
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Advent always seems to creep up on us, and this year, faced with the pandemic and physical separation, it is especially important to begin preparations as soon as possible. This webinar looks at ways to accompany young adults through Advent and Christmas in the tumultuous landscape of the last months of 2020—to provide them with hope, healing, and peace at a time when the world really longs for it.
With presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections set to take place on November 3 and calls for reforms in the justice system being made across America, pastoral ministers discuss supporting and encouraging young adults to participate in the democratic process, using the lens of faith to guide their actions and choices.
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In the midst of the pandemic and the uncertain realities facing us today, it is important that pastoral ministry leaders take care of themselves through self-care and spiritual and personal renewal. Presenters Becky Eldredge (an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer), Brenda Noriega (Mission Educator-Promoter with Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers), and Fr. Greg Friedman, OFM (minister at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, DC and editor of The Holy Land Review) discuss how to do so. Below is a recording of their presentations.
dr. timone davis, NATYAM team member and faculty at Loyola University Chicago’s Institute for Pastoral Studies (IPS), facilitated an open conversation helping young adult ministry leaders process the move towards reopening our churches, our ministries, and our lives. Questions addressed include: What does or will this all look like and how can we best prepare and plan as we also strive to remain safe.
This webinar for all who minister with young adults—volunteers, parish staff, diocesan leaders, clergy and religious, and bishops—focused particularly on those affected by loss during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers Orlando Davis, therapist (LCSW); Michael Hayes, media minister; and Fr. Jonathan Kalisch, OP, Director of Chaplains and Spiritual Development at Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus, discussed both the clinical and pastoral dynamics involved in bereavement to help ministry leaders better support and accompany those suffering from any kind of loss.
Part 3 of a 3-part series on issues that affect dignity and life in all its fullness and ministry with young adults.
Diana Hancharenko, Chair of the USCCB NATYAM, facilitated a conversation on grief and young adulthood and ministry with young adults by first offering some introductory remarks on grief and ministry with young adults, then hosting two different break-out sessions to offer space for intimate small-group sharing regarding how grief comes to us in many ways during this pandemic, from loss of loved ones, loss of employment, loss of connectivity, communal worship, or grieving the cancellation of events we worked so hard to prepare.
Part 2 of a 3-part series on issues that affect dignity and life in all its fullness and ministry with young adults.
Tracey Lamont, Rachel Mpanu-Mpanu, Young Adult Minister from the Diocese of Miami, and Danielle Brown, Associate Director for the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, discuss the call to create cultures of encounter as one way to support life and dignity in its fullness in ministry with young adults and try to raise awareness of our intercultural realities in the post-covid world, most especially in this time of social distancing and economic uncertainty.
Our panelists received several questions from participants in the April 16th Creating a Culture of Encounter with Young Adults webinar that we ran out of time to address, so Rachel and Danielle were gracious enough to record a conversation in response to those questions here.
A follow-up session to the March 19, 2020 webinar with those working in ministry with young adults. It continues the conversation on the realities of COVID-19 and Ministry with Young Adults. Participants discuss the strengths and limitations in ministry with young adults during this time.
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A special discussion of ministering with young adults during the coronavirus outbreak covering well-being and feelings, what is happening in your ministering communities, and ideas for how to be present to others in this difficult time.
USCCB NATYAM List of resources to assist in the work of ministering remotely through state-mandated COVID-19 quarantines with young adults. GO»
Part 1 of a 3-part series on issues that affect dignity and life in all its fullness and ministry with young adults.