June 6, 2019
Assistant Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministries,
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
USCCB Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth
Topic: Pope Francis’ New Exhortation on Young People, Christus Vivit: What It Says and Why It Matters
Paul Jarzembowski works for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in Washington, D.C., serving as the key staff for the U.S. bishops’ initiatives on youth and young adult ministries and World Youth Day USA. Prior to this, he was the Executive Director of the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association and Diocesan Director of Young Adult Ministry in the Diocese of Joliet. Paul has consulted with and given presentations to over 250 dioceses, parishes, and Catholic organizations across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and at the Vatican. Paul also serves on the faculty of the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago.
Speaking on Young Adult Ministry
“Our Church family is incomplete. Across the United States and around the world, young adults in their 20s and 30s are disconnecting from the practice of the Catholic faith (and for that matter, any faith) in record numbers. Yet hope is not lost for a Church that seeks to reconnect with these men and women – and build up the family once more. Drawing inspiration and direction from Christ and the Gospels, we can be missionaries of mercy to disenfranchised, marginalized, and broken young adults, and equip disciples of all generations for this incredible task of evangelization in this new mission territory.”