Section Nine: Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity (1 Tim. 4:12).
Goal: We will engage youth and young adults, calling them to serve as valued members of the Church. We will strengthen and support college campus ministries.
I think in particular of our need to speak to the hearts of young people, who despite their constant exposure to messages contrary to the Gospel continue to thirst for authenticity, goodness and truth. Much remains to be done, particularly on the level of preaching and catechesis in parishes and schools, if the new evangelization is to bear fruit for the renewal of ecclesial life in America (Benedict XVI, Address to U.S. Bishops, Washington, D.C., April 16, 2008, 47).