Trying to make your parish more hospitable for young adults? Create a flyer or bulletin insert that expresses gratitude for the young adults who offer their time and talents to parish ministries — as youth group leaders, music ministers, and food pantry volunteers. This will affirm young adults while educating the larger parish about their valuable contributions to the church.
Idea: Do you pray for young adults in the prayers of the faithful? Engaged couples, college students, those seeking employment, and those in crisis are just a few types of young adults who need your community’s prayers and support. This affirmation of meeting young adults where they are in life let’s them know that you are a parish that supports them.