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 Youth Ministry

 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)

What's Coming Up:  


The Youth Ministry Division is inviting adult ministry leaders throughout the Archdiocese to join us for a Youth Ministry Dialogue Session on the evening of November 4th or November 5th. These evenings will be an opportunity to meet Sr. Rosalia Meza (Director of the Office of Religious Education), meet the Youth Ministry Division Team, and most importantly to engage in a conversation about young people and Youth Ministry in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The sessions will take place the evening of November 4th at St. Vincent Church (Los Angeles) and the evening of November 5th at Sacred Heart (Ventura). Both evenings will be from 6:00 - 9:00 pm and will include a light dinner.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 30th.

The Junior High Rally is a faith and fun filled day for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders that will include games, a concert, a talk, Mass, and adoration! The theme for the rally is: We Belong! and will feature keynote speaker and musician is Michael James Mette/MJM7. It will take place at St. Paschal Baylon Parish in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The cost is $20 per participant, which includes lunch and a backpack. Chaperones are FREE!!! Register your group online. For more information contact Kelly McLoughlin at or 310-663-8639.

The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is a dynamic gathering of over 23,000 high school youth and adult chaperones from across the United States. This biennial event will take place November 20 - 24, 2019, in Indianapolis, IN, with the theme "Blessed, Broken, Given." We hope you will consider joining our pilgrimage from Los Angeles! For further details, see the flyer or contact Mary Hernandez.

The Coordinator Orientation is a full day of training, resourcing, and networking for new (or relatively new) Coordinators of Youth Ministry, Confirmation, and/or Young Adolescent Ministry. The day helps new Coordinators understand their role and responsibilities, introduces them to Archdiocesan policies and procedures, and connects them to resources that are available for formation, professional development, and ministerial support.  It will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at St. Vincent Parish in Los Angeles. The $30 cost includes morning hospitality and materials for the day. Space is limited, so register online soon! For more information, contact Katie Zeigler

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Contact Us: 
For more information please contact:  
Katie Zeigler at  or (213) 637-7616.



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