Today is an exciting day as the first ever Apostolic Exhortation addressing young people (primarily ages 16 - 30) was released today globally!
Following a three-year process wherein our diocese joined many others in the USA and around the world in conducting surveys and listening to youth and young adults. The Holy Father and dozens of bishops also listened directly to and worked with select teens and young adults last March at a Pre-Synodal Gathering and the October Synod on "Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment."
Findings, insights and work progress have been reported on the office website (https://youngstownoyyam.weebly.com/synod-on-youth-2018.html and blog posts https://youngstownoyyam.weebly.com/office-blog/category/synod-on-youth )
You can read the Apostolic Exhortation entitled "Christus Vivit" online at:
Added April 16:
Related to that document mentioned above, and in my previous email, CHRISTUS VIVIT,
Print copies of the document may be purchased ($11.95 + s/h) through the USCCB at:
The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry will also have them available in May
for purchase at a slight discount of $10 each.
(I will have them with me at Villa Maria for our May 15th meeting
and again at the Youth Ministers Gathering on June 11, as well as in my office.)
Cindee Case, MAPS
Director of the Diocese of Youngstown Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.