A reader request: Research on Catholic Youth Ministry

The blog has been quiet in August, but we will be posting again soon.  Here is a request I received direct from a reader:

I read The Catholic Conversation blog frequently. I was hoping that you could point me in the direction of or help get the word out that we need some research about youth ministry, especially in Catholic parishes because I know that some of the statistics would differ among Catholic and non-Catholic church populations. I’m interested in things including, but not limited to, average attendance at youth groups, average age range (6-8th grade vs. high school), as well as correlation between a “youth Mass” or Sunday evening Mass and participation in youth group.

Anyone engaging in this type of research and/or interested in blogging on the topic, please e-mail me at bstarks@nd.edu

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