Promoting A Young Adult Ministry Group

The Diocese of Pittsburgh Leadership Team is dedicated to help parish young adult groups grow. Here are a few helpful hints to help get the word out about your group and events:

  • Have a core leadership team for your group
  • Create a Facebook page/group
  • Post events and invite Facebook “friends”  — post information about the group on Young Catholic Professionals of Pittsburgh Facebook group and Catholic Young Adults of Pittsburgh Facebook page
  • Submit your event for Diocese YAM e-newsletter and web site here
  • Create flyers to post in bulletins, to post on parish bulletin boards (not only at your parish, but at other ones in the area) and to pass out after Mass
  • Submit event listing to Pittsburgh Catholic at info@pittsburghcatholic.org (Peggy Zezza)
  • Announce group/events at Mass

Best practices:

  • Have a young adult speak at Mass about the group, have core group members pass out flyers after Mass to young adults at the parish. This is giving a personal invitation to young adults to join the group
  • Send out email communications a month or at least a few weeks in advance before an event or group meeting – then send a reminder a couple days before the event