Resources for Youth & Young Adult Ministry

This page will forever be a work in progress.  On it, you will find a constantly updated list of resources for your ministry with youth & young adults, organized by various categories.

Catholic Publishers

St. Mary's Press

Loyola Press

Introductory & General Resources

The Vision of Catholic Youth Ministry; Catholic Youth Ministry: The Essential Documents; Center for Ministry Development; St. Mary's Press Resource Center

Youth Bibles

St. Mary's Press Catholic Youth Bible

Catholic Overviews

The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers; The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth; The Video Catechism (contact Diocesan office about further supplemental materials); 

Social Justice Resources

Communities of Salt and Light; Poverty USA; USCCB Catholic Social Teaching; Creating on the Margins (youth art contest); Catholic Relief Services; USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities; USCCB Respect Life program; 

Marriage & Natural Family Planning

USCCB; Marriage: Unique for a Reason

Disability Ministries

National Catholic Partnership on Disability

Diversity Resources

USCCB Migration & Refugee Services; USCCB Cultural Diversity Resources; The Intercultural Church STEP; Building Intercultural Competence

Help with Social Media

Social Media Crash Course

World Youth Day Resources

USA National Office for World Youth Day

Synod on Youth, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment

Vatican website;USCCBCultures of Formation Synod Gathering resources


Made for Love; Catholic Stuff You Should Know; The Word on Fire Show

Volunteer Opportunities

Catholic Volunteer Network

Summer Programs & Missions

Catholic Youth Camp; One Bread, One Cup; Notre Dame Vision (High School & Leaders); 

Online Continuing Education Programs

Certificate Programs

Center for Ministry DevelopmentNotre Dame STEP

Masters Programs

Catholic University of America; University of Notre Dame

Doctoral Programs

Catholic University of America