Young Adults/Students


Are you a young adult looking for information about consecrated life or need some guidance as you make life choices and discern God’s call in your life? We are here for you!
CAVA provides opportunities to deepen your understanding of consecrated life and the option to choose a life as a Brother, Sister, priest, or other forms of consecrated life.
CAVA also works collaboratively with other groups to assist in supporting young adults grow in their relationship with God and to answer God’s call to missionary discipleship.


Contact us to let us know how we can help or partner with you!
or call: 312-534-5240


 For Young Adults Events and Opportunities visit our Discernment Opportunities page


Belong Chicago:

Here you can find ways to connect in the Archdiocese of Chicago. We hope you find a place where you belong, where you can find new friends, serve others, learn about the faith, and connect with the Catholic community of the Chicago area.

This is an evolving list of opportunities and a site that is a work in progress. Currently all events are for young adults, however, we will expand in the coming months. Check back weekly for new opportunities and updates to the offerings. If you have suggestions, ideas, or would like to add your event to the list, please contact

Click Link below for more information

Belong Chicago – Archdiocese of Chicago


Catholics On Call:

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Catholics on Call supports Catholic young adults (ages 18-30) as they strive to discover God’s call in their lives, and explore the possibility of a life of service in the Church.

A national vocation discovery program of the Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union, Catholics on Call is dedicated to helping young adults from diverse backgrounds explore a call to ministry in the Church and to learn about leadership roles as lay ecclesial ministers, men or women religious, or ministry as ordained deacons or priests.



Chicago Priest:

To discern a vocation as a Diocesan priest visit:


“God has a special plan for your life and wants you to have support in discovering that plan. Call me for information and guidance in the desire you feel toward priesthood. Practical help makes the practice of listening to God easier. It takes courage to make that first call, and you will appreciate that you did.”



Chicago Faith Congress

Chicago Faith Congress 2017 Flyer

February 10, 2018

The Chicago Faith Congress will bring together catechetical leaders and catechists from across the Archdiocese of Chicago for an inspiring gathering that will celebrate their extraordinary roles within the Catholic community.

Join us as we grow together, with you, and strengthen the culture of lifelong formation in our faith communities.