St. Mary’s University | One Session per Month beginning October 11–June 13
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
To register for this series, please contact Aarón Castillo, Director for Young Adult Ministry, by email or call 210-734-1655.
October 2021–June 2022
This formation program for current and potential young adult ministry leaders will allow them to fruitfully understand and implement the teachings of Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Exhortation Christus Vivit in their parishes, campuses, and organizations.
Session 1: Monday, October 11, 2021
Session 2: Monday, November 8, 2021
Session 3: Monday, January 10, 2022 -- POSTPONED
Session 3: Monday, February 7, 2022
Session 4: Monday, March 7, 2022
Session 5: Monday, April 11, 2022
Session 6: Monday, May 9, 2022
NEW DATE -- Session 7: Monday, May 23, 2022
Session 8: Monday, June 13, 2022
About the Program
The Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment that was held in Rome on October 2018, along with Pope Francis’ Post Synodal Exhortation Christus Vivit, represent important milestones in the development of Young Adult Ministry throughout the world.
With such milestones in mind, the Archdiocese of San Antonio has designed a formation program for current and potential young adult ministry leaders that will allow them to fruitfully understand and implement the teachings of the Synod in their parishes, campus, and organizations. The program will offer an ideal setting for all participants to analyze the realities that young adults face in the Archdiocese of San Antonio as they discern the tasks they will be called to undertake in light of the Exhortation.
The program will consist of a total of eight sessions. All sessions will be held on the campus of St. Mary’s University in University Center Conference Room B. Sessions will follow the schedule below.
6:00–6:30 PM | Welcome and Hospitality
6:30–7:30 PM | Segment 1 Keynote
7:30–7:45 PM | Break
7:45–8:45 PM | Segment 2 Keynote
8:45–9:00 PM | Closing
Topics to be discussed during the program include:
• Affiliation and disaffiliation
• Living in a world in crisis
• The digital environment
• Jesus as a young adult
• God's message to young people
• The role of the young in the Church
• Social commitment
• Church teachings on sexual morality
• Young Adult Ministry today
• Vocation, discernment and implementation strategies