The Catholic Office for Youth and Young Adults offers services to parishes, schools, and other organizations succeed in youth and young adult ministry in the Archdiocese of Adelaide. On these pages you will find more information about the services COYYA can offer your unique situation and discover helpful resources and tools for ministry to young people.
COYYA is available to Catholic parishes, schools, and other communities in the Archdiocese of Adelaide to provide consultation on existing, emerging, and hopeful youth ministry initiatives.
Consultations include meeting with leadership, listening sessions, community forums, youth ministry evaluation, and suggestions for strategic planning.
Youth Ministry Training
COYYA is available to provide youth ministry training for both volunteer and paid youth ministers in parishes, schools, and other situations. Training includes both theoretical and practical elements and is provided for individual leaders and whole communities.
The Archdiocese of Adelaide sincerely values young people and their capacity for leadership in the community. COYYA offers and facilitates opportunities for young leaders in the Archdiocese to receive formation for leadership in the Church. These offerings take many forms from workshops and retreats to online gatherings and referrals to training and formation by other organizations.
Student Leader Gatherings & Formation
COYYA is a part of the Religious Education Team in the Catholic Education Office, which allows us to offer Catholic School students unique services. Twice a year, COYYA offers Catholic School Senior Student Leaders opportunities for learning and formation as Christian leaders in schools. Schools receive an invitation from COYYA to participate in these days.
Presentations / Speaking
Members of the COYYA team are available to present to groups, young and old, about youth and young adult ministry topics.
We are also able to provide recommendations for dynamic presenters and musicians for retreats, rallies, and other events.
Resourcing and Networking
An important service that COYYA is able to provide is that of resourcing and networking. COYYA offers may resources for youth ministry leaders, parishes, schools, and community groups to use for the improvement of ministry to young people.
COYYA also leads efforts to gather youth and young adult ministry leaders for networking and support.