About Youth Ministry

Catholic youth ministry has three main goals:

Goal 1: Empowerment

To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. (RTV 9)

Goal 2: Participation

To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community. (RTV 11)

Goal 3: Growth

To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person. (RTV 15)

Our department is here to help you accomplish this in your parish or ministry.  We do this by evangelizing young people through large Diocesan events, recruiting, training and forming youth ministry leaders, and supporting parishes and ministries in planning and hiring for youth ministry.  We are guided by Bishop Soto's strategic plan.