USCCB Youth and Young Adult Ministries


Pope Francis Releases Message to Young People

On February 22, 2018, Pope Francis released his annual message for youth and young adults in anticipation of the 2018 World Youth Day local celebration (held in many countries on Palm Sunday, March 25). The theme of this year, which has connections to the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment and in advance of WYD Panama, is “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God” (Lk 1:30).


Special survey on relationship needs and resources

We are assessing the needs and resources in the area of recognizing and creating healthy interpersonal and dating relationships among youth and young adults.

Please share your needs and efforts by completing the online survey.

New Podcast from USCCB: Made For Love

The USCCB Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth has developed a new podcast, ideal for ministry leaders and young adults. Made For Love is a podcast about real people living out the call to love in their lives. This new series can serve as a helpful resource when working with youth and young adults.