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Considering the Possibilities

Preparing the Parish To Begin Young Adult Ministry

Young adults have many gifts and talents that can fit right in with what your parish is already doing. Gathering the heads of the committees and ministries that already exist and asking them to take inventory of those ministries to see how many people under the age of 40 are presently involved is a great way to begin. Talk about a desire to reach out to people in their 20s and 30s in the parish announcements and even in homilies…

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About the Author

Mike Hayes

Mike co-founded in December 2001. In addition to his work at Busted Halo, Mike is the director of campus ministry at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. A frequent speaker on ministering to young adults, Mike is the author of two books Googling God: The Religious Landscape of People in their 20s and 30s with Paulist Press and Loving Work: A Spiritual Guide to Finding the Work We Love and Bringing Love to the Work We Do with Orbis Press. In 2002, Mike received a Catholic Press Association Award for his article “Transformation and the 20′s and 30′s Crowd” that appeared in Share the Word magazine. Before working in ministry, Mike produced radio talk shows at WFAN and WOR in New York and also covered major league baseball for NPR and WOR. Mike and his wife, Marion, are residents of Amherst, New York, where they live with their dog, Haze.

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