Erica Pereira is from Midland, Michigan and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She is an ECHO apprentice in the Diocese of Knoxville. In her apprenticeship, she works on the diocesan level with young adults through the development of parish small groups, leadership formation, and diocesan events. She is currently earning her Master’s in Theology at the University of Notre Dame.
The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry serves the young people of the Diocese of Knoxville by promoting and supporting a framework for Catholic youth ministry. It accomplishes this goal primarily by living and encouraging others to take to heart the eight components found in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ document Renewing the Vision
The eight components are advocacy; catechesis; community life; evangelization; justice, peace, and service; leadership development; pastoral care; and prayer and worship. We hope our ministry will spread the Gospel entrusted to us by Christ to the youngest members of our church and that they in turn will pass the light of the Gospel to others.
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