Youth Ministry Training and Resources

For Teens

Youth on a Mission

Make this year in youth ministry the best ever in your parish. Bring your youth ministry team to meet youth leaders from all over NorCal, get great ideas, understand Catholic Youth Ministry a little better, practice your skills and have a lot of fun doing it!  This two day training is for teens, grades 9-12 who are involved in leadership in youth ministry. This training is offered July 20 - 23, 2017. For more information go to

For Youth Ministers

Ministry Days

Ministry Days is an annual training event where over 2000 ministry leaders, teachers, catechists and volunteers from all over the Diocese of Sacramento gather to get inspired, resourced and formed at over 90 workshops from dynamic Catholic speakers. This is also a great opportunity to network and share ideas with people who minister in similar settings. And we will have time to pray and end our day with Mass with Bishop Soto. For more information go to

Curso de Verano

Curso de Verano is a cultural immersation training to help you learn how to better serve Hispanic/Latinos in your youth and young adult ministry. This annual training is sponsored by RECOSS Region XI.

EQUIP Specialization

EQUIP is a hybrid model specialization series in Youth and Young Adult Ministry consisting of online content and small group meetings. For more information, please click here

The DESERT: Lenten Retreat

We recorded the weekly session for the DESERT. To listen and watch, please click here

Oasis: Easter Retreat

We recorded the weekly session for Oasis and shared them on Facebook. To listen and watch, please click here

Looking to build a great youth ministry program in your parish?  Here are some great resources to get you started!

Important Documents

Resources for Youth Ministry