SYNOD OF BISHOPS
XV ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment
Pope Francis has called for the next Synod of Bishops in fall 2018 to be on the topic of Young People, The Faith and Vocational Discernment, to discuss how the Church can better support young people in living their faith and discerning their mission in life. To help prepare for this Synod, the Pope and Bishops are asking both Catholics and non-Catholics across the world to share their experience. This survey will also help support our own Archdiocesan Youth Office in supporting and engaging young adults in our archdiocese. Our Archdiocese of Kingston Youth Ministry Commission has selected some key questions from the questions posed by the preparatory document and reworded them to encourage and invite responses from young people (16-29 years of age) in our Archdiocese. There is also a separate survey for adults over the age of 29 that support young adults (youth ministers, teachers, parish staff, parents, parishioners, etc.) These responses will be gathered by the Youth Office and summarized. Archbishop Brendan O’Brien will submit our Archdiocesan report to Rome this fall 2017.
YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT
“The Church (also) wishes to listen to your voice, your sensitivities and your faith; even your doubts and your criticism. Make your voice heard, let it resonate in communities and let it be heard by your shepherds of souls.”
Pope Francis, Letter to Young People
January 13, 2017
COORDINATOR - NADIA GUNDERTNadia joined the staff in September 2011, she is from the Toronto area originally and received her B.A. and BEd from York University. She also completed her Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies from St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto. Nadia's experience in the classroom, as a Chaplaincy Leader, and in parish Youth Ministry has continued to develop her love for the Church and Youth. Nadia lives in Kingston with her husband, Mike, and her children, Aaron, Hailey and Ella.
Nadia is willing and available to help support all youth ministry leaders and their programs.Please call her at the Diocesan Centre, or email the Youth Office for information and or assistance with youth programming, activities and events.