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Becoming a Young Adult Friendly Parish


This Essential will help you consider the elements beyond programs and events for young adults and help you become conscious of all the ways we welcome (or fail to welcome) young adults to our communities…

About the Author

Mike Hayes

Mike Hayes is a campus minister at St. Joseph University Parish, which serves the South Campus of the University at Buffalo. Mike co-founded in December 2001. A frequent speaker on ministering to young adults, Mike is the author of Googling God: The Religious Landscape of People in Their 20s and 30s with Paulist Press. In 2002, Mike received a Catholic Press Association Award for his article “Transformation and the 20′s and 30′s Crowd” that appeared in Share the Word magazine. Before working in ministry, Mike produced radio talk shows at WFAN and WOR in New York and also covered major league baseball for NPR and WOR. Mike and his wife, Marion, are residents of Amherst, New York, where they live with their dog, Haze.

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