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Advocacy #9

We avoid words like “kickoff”, “event”, “youth group”, or “membership”


The Christian truth is attractive and persuasive because it responds to humanity's deepest needs. (Pope Francis; Address to College of Cardinals, March 15, 2013)


Effective and comprehensive pastoral ministry with young people reminds us that young people are part of ministry because they are baptized, not because they register, start at the correct beginning of the year, or merely show up.

Suggested Implementation

Methods for Evaluation

Within the same calendar year as you attempt to address this concern, delegate individuals, both young and old, to ask: