In 1976 the statement, A Vision of Youth Ministry, was published by the bishops. In June 1997, the bishops approved this new statement titled "Renewing The Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry." This document builds on the opportunities and challenges of these past two decades and calls for youth ministry to be a top concern in our parish communities. Many youth ministers, dioceses, professional organizations and other leaders in the youth ministry field have contributed to the development of this new statement.
Other Youth-related publications are available at www.usccb.org/opps/youth.shtml.