Synod on Youth 2018


Titled “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment,” the Synod will be held in October 2018. It follows the 2014 and 2015 Synods on the Family and will focus on how the Church can specifically accompany young people and help them “discover their life project and realize it with joy.” When the Church speaks of vocational discernment, it is referring not just to religious vocations, but to marriage, living as singles and ordained life.

On Jan. 13, the Vatican released a preparatory document that invites youth around the world to start a discussion about youth ministry, about their hopes and dreams for the future Church.

Click here to read the Preparatory Document for the 2018 Synod on Youth

Click here to read Pope Francis’ Letter to Young People