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Who is a Young Adult?

Who is a Young Adult
A young adult, as defined by Sons and Daughters of the Light, is "anyone in the late teens, twenties, and thirties."  To put a numerical value to that, a young adult is anyone ages 18 through 39.  If you are interested in being involved with ministry to this age group at the parish, vicariate, or diocesan level please contact our office!  

Below is a list of things going on in Hawaii's "Young Adult World" 

Looking for a Young Adult Community?

Looking for a YAM
Are you new to the area?  Looking for a young adult community?  Or are you interested in visiting other young adult ministries? 

Check out the Young Adult Ministry Directory

ADORE - Night of Adoration and Fellowship for Young Adults


In brief, ADORE is a Holy Hour with a brief talk followed by fellowship, for young adults. Interested in hosting an ADORE?  Contact us.  

Celebrate the National Eucharistic Revival. Find a Holy Hour here

World Youth Day

 World Youth Day 2013 Pilgrims You have to go experience it for yourself! Click here to find out more about the Diocese of Honolulu's pilgrimage to World Youth Day - Lisbon 2023.

Talk Story

Formerly the Young Adult Speaker Series, Talk Story fosters leadership development

Since we started coordinating monthly Young Adult Speaker Series events in 2012, the majority of the planning and coordination was done out of the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry to make connections with young adult communities throughout the diocese.  Now, the focus will be to offer opportunities for parish young adult ministries to lead these events on their own while continuing to foster community!

The Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry (OYYAM) has completed the first version of the Talk Story Manual which contains all the necessary information and materials needed to plan and execute a successful Talk Story event.

The events will no longer occur monthly.  Instead, it will occur as often as we have ministries who are willing to host these events.  The OYYAM will provide money, speaker recommendations and coordination, advertising and presentation materials, and the assistance of the office personnel to the host ministry.

If you're interested in having your parish young adult ministry host a Talk Story event, please contact us.  

We look forward to watching others experience the joy and peace we receive each time we are able to bring the message of the Gospel to our communities through this event! 

Theology On Tap

If you're interested in having your parish young adult ministry host a TOTHawaii event, please contact us.

You may also be interested in Catholic Beer Club, hosted each month somewhere on the island of Oahu.  Learn more here