Young Adult Ministry Symposium

AMS Young Adult Ministry Symposium

January 20-23, 2022
Hilton Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2399 Richmond Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

In the Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit, Pope Francis calls on the Church to consider refreshing the ways she can accompany young people.  At the Young Adult Ministry Symposium, participants will have an opportunity to reflect and dialogue on how the Archdiocese can better serve the needs of military young adults across the globe.  This in-person gathering will take place January 2022.

The targeted group for this symposium is active duty members and spouses, in the age range of 18-29 years. The symposium will take place over four days with opportunities to listen to panels as well as participate in breakout sessions to discuss evangelization and missionary discipleship. Participants will be provided food and lodging, along with a $200 travel stipend. Child care will also be available if needed.

Tentative Schedule

Day 1 – ThursdayDay 2 – FridayDay 3 – SaturdayDay 4 – Sunday
1700 - Mass0830 - Mass0830 - Morning Prayer0830 - Morning Prayer
1800 - Dinner1200 - March for Life0900 - Introduction0845 - Plenary 5 - Being Sent Forth
1900 - Introduction/Methodology1400 - Plenary 2 - Opportunities in the Military0915 - Plenary 3 - Evangelization1000 - Mass
1930 - Plenary 1 - Challenges in the Military1515 - Breakout Sessions1100 - Mass1200 - Lunch & Conclusion
2100 - Social Hour1630 - Share Findings 1200 - Lunch
1700 - Free Evening1300 - Plenary 4 - Discipleship
1415 - Breakout Sessions
1515- Share Findings
1800 - Dinner
1900 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

What Will the Discernment Look Like?

To prepare for next year’s Symposium, the Office of Evangelization will host a series of webinars to share some of the framework of the future in-person gathering as well as uncover what young adults, like you, want to bring forward in further discussion.

Please direct questions about the Symposium to Casey Lee, the AMS Associate Director for Young Adult Ministry, at youngadultministry@milarch.org or 202-719-3653.