Young Adult Ministry Symposium

2021 Young Adult Symposium

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 12-15 August 2021.

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.

In order to reach multiple time zones each webinar presentation will have one live session and two recorded sessions. Only the keynote presentation will be recorded. The discussions will not be recorded so that an exchange of ideas may be less inhibited among those who connect to either the live webinar sessions or the recorded sessions. Written notes with highlights of these conversations will help to keep track of the salient points that arise from those discussions.

Are you between the ages of 18 & 39 and either serving active duty or a spouse of someone who is? The Archdiocese needs your help! Fill out this survey and help guide the discussion for the next two webinars preparing for the Young Adult Ministry Symposium.

Webinar Schedule

Presentation: Challenges in the Military Environment

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 8PM EDT   – Live

Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 7AM EDT   – Recorded

Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 2PM EDT   – Recorded

Presentation: Opportunities in the Military Environment

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 8PM EDT   – Live

Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 7AM EDT   – Recorded

Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 2PM EDT   – Recorded

Past Webinars

September 2020: Introducing the Methodology and Goals of the YAM Symposium

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