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.
|Day 1 – Thursday||Day 2 – Friday||Day 3 – Saturday||Day 4 – Sunday|
|1700 - Mass||0830 - Mass||0830 - Morning Prayer||0830 - Morning Prayer|
|1800 - Dinner||1200 - March for Life||0900 - Introduction||0845 - Plenary 5 - Being Sent Forth|
|1900 - Introduction/Methodology||1400 - Plenary 2 - Opportunities in the Military||0915 - Plenary 3 - Evangelization||1000 - Mass|
|1930 - Plenary 1 - Challenges in the Military||1515 - Breakout Sessions||1100 - Mass||1200 - Lunch & Conclusion|
|2100 - Social Hour||1630 - Share Findings||1200 - Lunch|
|1700 - Free Evening||1300 - 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 email@example.com or 202-719-3653.