Young Adult Ministry

"You are the light of the world.  A city built on a hilltop cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp to put it under a tub; they put in on the lampstand where it shines for all in the house. In the same way your light must that, seeing your good works, they may give praise to your Father in heaven."
Matthew 5: 14-16


Welcome! The Diocese of Allentown's Young Adult Ministry serves all young adult Catholics ages 21-35 by providing opportunities for them to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and learn more about their Catholic faith through social, service and spiritual programs.

The Diocesan Young Adult Ministry Office aims to connect young adults with:

  • Jesus Christ
  • the Church and the Christian Community
  • the Mission of the Church in the World
  • a Peer Community to support and nurture their faith so that the parish is enhanced by their gifts and they are enriched by participation in parish life




Upcoming Young Adult Synod Listening Sessions

What is this Synod all about??

Synod: Communion, Participation, Mission | Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown (


Thursday, February 10th at Holy Ghost Church – 417 Carlton Avenue, Bethlehem

7pm – Adoration in Church

7:30pm – Dinner and Listening Session in Church Hall


Tuesday, February 15th at the St. Christopher Catholic Newman Center – 15207 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown

11:00am – noon

Synod session for students, faculty, and staff of Kutztown University, as well as residents of Kutztown and nearby areas. Please note that this is a morning session!


Read this article about the Young Adult Listening Session that took place in December:
At a Synod Listening Session For Young Adults: Common Ground and a Sense of Hope - AD Today (


For a list of all Listening Sessions and the online format:
Synod: Communion, Participation, Mission | Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown (


Catholic Young Adult Singles – Mix and Mingle

Ages 21-40

Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Steelgaarden Annex (lower level) of the Bethlehem Brew Works

559 Main Street, Suite 101, Bethlehem

Event is FREE and includes appetizers and drink ticket

What to expect – Ice breakers, trivia playing, making new connections

No RSVP required, but helpful for planning!

Email Maggie if you are interested in attending:


Life Giving Wounds – Online retreat for those whose families are affected by divorce or separation

Are your parents divorced, separated, or otherwise not together? Are you struggling with the effects of that and looking for guidance? Life-Giving Wounds, a Catholic apostolate dedicated to supporting adults from broken homes, is running a six-week online support group from February 28 to April 4. During six Monday evening sessions over Zoom, participants will meet others who “get” the pain of having your parents split up, and will hear from fellow adult children of divorce or separation and psychological experts on topics like cultivating hope, dealing with addictions in the family, building a strong marriage, and more. You are not alone! Cost: $110 early-bird, $55 college students/consecrated. (After February 11, $150 regular, $80 college students/consecrated.) Scholarships available! More information and registration here:


St. Paul Street Evangelization - Lehigh Valley Chapter

Evangelization on Main Street in Bethlehem on Sunday, February 6th, 2022 from 12:45-3 PM. We lovingly begin conversations with passersby while offering them free rosaries, miraculous medals, books, and pamphlets about the Catholic Faith. We're looking for prayer warriors to pray the rosary as we receive intentions from passersby. Homepage | St. Paul Street Evangelization


Interested in a Weekend Retreat at the Beach?

February 11-13, 2022