The Youth Ministry Division in the Office of Religious Education is committed to assisting those in ministry
with youth, ages 10-18, in both parish and school settings. Our mission is to is to nurture and develop the faith life of our youth by equipping leaders with the knowledge, skills, practical tools and techniques for creative ministry, including confirmation.
Additionally, we provide training and certification for new youth ministers as well as hiring and personnel support for parishes in search of youth ministers. At the archdiocesan level, youth ministry provides retreats and other spiritual enrichment experiences for youth.
“Youth ministry is the response of the Christian community to the needs of young people
and the sharing of the unique gifts of youth with the larger community”
(USCCB, A Vision of Youth Ministry, p. 6)
Youth Ministry Resource Day: Calling Youth to Mission
On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the Youth Ministry Division will be hosting "Calling Youth to Mission." This workshop presented by the Center for Ministry Development will prepare parish and school leaders to form young people as missionary disciples in the world. Further details, including the link to register, are included in the flyer.
Strength for the Journey Schedule
Mark your calendars:
Santa Barbara Youth Day March 25, 2017 St. Bonaventure High School
Junior High Rally May 6, 2017 Crespi Carmelite High School
Camp Big Deal June 26-30, 2017 Rancho Alegre
S.A.W. July 17-21, 2017 Rancho Alegre
CLI July 24-29, 2017 De Paul Evangelization Center
S.A.W. July 30-August 3, 2017 St. Joseph Salesian Center
City of Saints August 4-6, 2017 UCLA
For more information please contact: