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The Diocese of Greensburg is committed to serve the young adults in our diocese. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has defined young adults as "people in their late teens, twenties, and thirties; single, married, divorced, or widowed; and with or without children."

What is young adult ministry? The USCCB document "Sons and Daughters of the Light" defines four goals for young adult ministry. Successful ministry with young adults achieves four basic goals:

  1. Connect young adults to God through Jesus Christ.
  2. Connect young adults to the church and the Christian community.
  3. Connect young adults to the mission of the church in the world.
  4. Connect young adults to a peer community to further support and nurture their faith.

 Upcoming Diocesan Events

If you have any additional questions about these events, please contact Christie Smith, diocesan director of youth and young adult ministry, at 724-837-0901.

5/24/2018Theology on TapGarda's, Ford City7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

​Speaker: Chris Baker

Join A-K TOT and Chris Baker at Garda's in Ford City, on Thursday, May 24, as we explore this topic: "Journey to the Heart of Christ: Reconciliation and the Eucharist."

5/29/2018Theology on TapAtria's, Murrysville7:00 - 9:00 p.m.Mother of Sorrows

​Speaker: Father Joe Freedy

Bring friends to enjoy some appetizers and a great night out!

6/22/20186/24/2018Young Adult RetreatMount St. Macrina House of Prayer, Uniontown7:00 p.m.
Mount St. Macrina House of Prayer will hold the Fourth Annual Young Adult Retreat, June 22-24, 2018 for men and women (married or single) ages 18-35. 
The theme is "Joyfully Adulting: Discerning, Loving, Serving." Young adults are working with Sister Barbara Jean, OSBM to prepare the program which includes conferences, break-out groups, confessions, prayers services and Divine Liturgy. Retreat begins Friday, 7:00 p.m. and concludes 12:00 p.m. on Sunday. 
Offering is $110.00 Registration is due by June 15. Call 724-438-7149

1/22/20191/27/2019World Youth Day 2019Panama City, Panama

​The next international World Youth Day will be held January 22-27, 2019 in Panama! Youth and young adults ages 16 to 35 from around the world will gather for a week of engaging prayer, vibrant liturgy, powerful catechesis with Bishops from around the world, concerts from Catholic artists, and an unforgettable Vigil and Mass with the Holy Father.

 Synod 2018

Pope Francis has dedicated the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to be focused on the theme of "Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment." October of 2018 in Vatican City, the Synod will honor young people of the church from around the globe. More information