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.

Webinar Schedule


Tuesday, January 26, 2020 at 8PM ET   – Live with discussion

Thursday, January 28, 2020 at 7AM ET   – Recorded with discussion

Thursday, January 28, 2020 at 2PM ET   – Recorded with discussion

Past Webinars

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

Audio Recording

October 2020: Challenges in the Military Environment

Audio Recording

November 2020: Opportunities in the Military Environment

Audio Recording

December 2020: Evangelization

Audio Recording

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