Catholic Youth Ministry

The Essential Documents 

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Edited by Laurie Delgatto-Whitten


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Catholic Youth Ministry: The Essential Documents is the first-ever compilation of all the major current documents guiding Catholic youth ministry in the United States. With this collection, ministry leaders now have easy access to these formative documents:

  • an in-depth summary of Renewing the Vision.
  • From Age to Age: The Challenge of Worship with Adolescents.
  • The Challenge of Adolescent Catechesis: Maturing in Faith.
  • The Challenge of Catholic Youth Evangelization: Called to Be Witnesses and Storytellers.

These documents enable the informed youth ministry leader to transform vision into reality. This sourcebook is a treasure of collected wisdom.

Product Details

Copyright: Jan. 24, 2005

Format: Paperback

Size: 6 x 9

Length: 144 pages

Item number: 3399

ISBN: 978-0-88489-860-3

ISBN-10: 0-88489-860-1

Customer Reviews

By Greg Dobie Moser, executive director of youth and young adult ministry, Diocese of Cleveland, and former NFCYM board member and chairperson

Catholic Youth Ministry: The Essential Documents is a must-have resource for youth ministers. It provides a compelling reason to develop youth ministry and keep it growing within the framework of our Catholic Tradition. This resource provides a why for what we do and moves us well beyond youth ministry that is driven by the personal wants and preferences of individual leaders. Catholic Youth Ministry: The Essential Documents stands as the reference resource that should be available to all youth ministry leaders.

By Rev. Tom Dunne, SDB, director of the Office for Youth Ministry, Archdiocese of Boston

The field of Catholic youth ministry has felt the need for a compilation of its foundational documents for a long time. Thanks to Saint Mary's Press and the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, Catholic Youth Ministry: The Essential Documents offers a single resource that provides a comprehensive view of the principles and pastoral methods that make up the developing field of youth ministry in North America. Undoubtedly, scholars and practitioners alike will find in this book ample material for understanding Catholic youth ministry and for applying its essential elements to academic study and pastoral effectiveness. I welcome the publication of Catholic Youth Ministry: The Essential Documents.

By Jeffrey Kaster, director of the Youth in Theology and Ministry Program at Saint John's University School of Theology and Seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota

Catholic Youth Ministry: The Essential Documents is a resource all parishes and youth ministers should have in their libraries. This resource not only provides a clear explanation of the vision of Catholic youth ministry flowing from Renewing the Vision but also contains three seminal grassroots youth ministry documents that focus on adolescent worship, catechesis, and evangelization. My parish youth ministry advisory council has benefited from studying these documents, and I also use them regularly in the college youth ministry courses I teach. Thank goodness we finally have these documents together in one resource.
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