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.

Advanced Level Specialization Certificate in Youth Ministry

Become a youth ministry specialist! Details coming soon...

Cultivate: Ongoing Youth Ministry Development Training 2018-2019

Each month, there's a new opportunity to develop your ministry and leadership skills. Most topics are offered three different times and in at least two different locations. For more information and to register for any or all of the trainings, go to:

October - Building & Maintaining a Core Team
with Richard Cherveny

  • Thursday, October 18th, 1-3:30pm or 6:30-9pm, St. Paul Catholic Church, Sacramento
  • Wednesday, October 24th, 6:30-9pm, Newman Catholic Center, Chico

November - Youth Mental Health First Aid
with Certified YMHFA Trainers from Elk Grove Unified School District

  • Sabado, 10 de noviembre 8am-5pm, Parroquia San Isidro, Yuba City (El entrenamiento es EN ESPAÑOL SOLAMENTE)
  • Saturday, November 17th, 8am-5pm, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Elk Grove

January - Coordinator 101: Strategic Planning, Calendaring, and Budgeting
with Lindsey West

  • Tuesday, January 8th, 6:30-9pm, Our Lady of Grace School, West Sacramento
  • Wednesday, January 9th, 1-3:30pm, St. Mel Catholic Church, Fair Oaks
  • Thursday, January 10th, 6:30-9pm, Newman Catholic Center, Chico

February - Marketing & Social Media for Youth Ministry
with BeeJae Visitacion

  • Tuesday, February 12th, 1-3:30pm or 6:30-9pm, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and Shrine, Sacramento

March - Building Parent Relationships & Involvement in Youth Ministry
with Deacon Kevin Staszkow

  • Tuesday, March 12th, 1-3:30pm or 6:30-9pm, Presentation Parish, Sacramento
  • Wednesday, March 13th, 6:30-9pm, Newman Catholic Center, Chico

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