Youth Ministry was established as a priority in the Diocese of St. Catharines in 1995. Since its beginning Youth Ministry has grown to provide support services for parishes.
Training: Ongoing support for parish teams and individuals working with youth at the parish level is provided through a series of practical sessions.
Specialty Workshops: These are initiated at the request of pastors, youth coordinators or young people. Some examples are:
- Retreat Planning
- Social Justice
- Vacation Bible School
- Development & Peace
Leadership Training: Young people, ages 12-17, who wish to iwork with children and other young people at the parish level are provided an opportunity to learn and develop practical skills.
Parish Youth Coordinators’ Retreat: This is an annual opportunity for coordinators to come together to nourish the soul, re-energize and support their own spirituality.
Young & Catholic: A Gathering of Young Adults. This monthly session is open to all young adults +18. Topics will vary and are often determined by request from participants.
Special Events: The Diocesan Youth Ministry Office will from time to time organize and sponsor special events which include: Youth Rallies, special evenings of prayer and World Youth Day activities