Young Adult Ministry Young Adults (Single or married, high school graduates through 39 years of age)

2019 Young Adult Ministry Survey
The survey is 11 questions long, including the optional questions as well. Its purpose is to gather enough generic information to see if a ministry group is plausible and what sort of group it could be. If you know of someone who is in the prescribed age range, they are active in the parish, and you do not see their name on the email list, please notify me. Some active members have not updated their contact information, which makes these outreaches very difficult. Again, this email is the first step of the process. I want to get your responses as many of the parish surveys that have been returned did not include this age group. The link to the survey and hard copies of the Young Adult survey will be released to the whole parish later in June. Please click on the link below:

Young adult ministry in the Catholic Church connects young adults with:
• Jesus Christ, fostering personal growth in faith as disciples;
• the church, by inviting and welcoming their presence in the Christian community;
• the mission of the church in the world; and
• a peer community in which their faith is nurtured and strengthened

Often, the first community that Catholics connect with is the parish. This may be where they were baptized, where they stop by when they are in town, or where they hope to marry. Pastoral ministry for young adults in our parishes provides a “home” where they can more personally experience their faith.

Ministries in the Diocese of Grand Rapids

Following are links to other ministries in our diocese providing programming and a community:

Veritas is a back-to-basics, fun, and spirit-filled weekend designed to deepen participants’ understanding of the Catholic Faith while learning how to live for God in our complex world.

Catholic Connect
Catholic Connect is a faith sharing group for young adults (ages  20-35) seeking to grow closer to God and understand the Catholic faith. Through Bible study, praise and worship, service, and fellowship, young adults are connected to others who share their passion to learn and grow closer to Christ. Connect meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 7:30-9 p.m. at Holy Spirit Parish, and adults of all faith levels are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Connect at

Young adults (college-age, young professionals, married, single, divorced) are invited to gather to answer the late Pope John Paul II’s call for a new evangelization.  Tuesdays at 7:00 pm for the rosary in the St. Thomas Ministry Center chapel followed at 7:30 pm in the Community Room by introductions, presentations, small group discussion and social time. Contact David and Amy Marchinda at for more information.