The following objectives were identified through the Armagh Diocesan Pastoral Plan consultation process.
Have youth groups in each parish
Youth pastoral councils to be in each parish by 2006
Set up a Youth Council for each vicariate youth to be involved in all aspects in parishes
Diocesan Youth event at Easter/summer
The ADYC have had a strategic plan in operation since September 2003. the above objectives all lie within the Parish Ministry area of the strategic plan and need to be woven into the overall ministry of the ADYC to ensure they are addressed effectively.
To date the following activities have been carried out to further these objectives:
Vicariate Youth Ministry Project (Dundalk)
Lourdes/Taize/World Youth Day
Preparation for the new strategic plan is under way. Listening exercises are currently taking place with targeted groups of young people, teachers, clergy and chaplains. It is hoped that the result will be a wider view giving a greater idea of the needs in parishes and schools.
Again, the new strategic plan will embrace the Diocesan Pastoral Plan objectives.
Chair: Rev Gerry Campbell