Youth Ministry Programs

Department Calendar 2018-2019
A detailed calendar of all Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization programming, registration deadlines, program descriptions, and staff contact information with key areas of responsibility

Adult Formation and Certification (Formación Para Adultos) 
The formation of parish youth ministry leadership is a major priority of the Archdiocesan Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization. Whether full-time, part-time paid, or volunteer, the formation of individuals who work with youth, in particular, early and older adolescents is a critical component in the development of successful parish programs and safe places for young people to gather and feel welcomed.

La formación de liderazgo de Ministerio Juvenil Parroquial es una importante prioridad de la oficina de Evangelización y Catequesis para Adolescentes. A un sea un lidere a tiempo completo, tiempo parcial pagados o voluntarios en pastoral, la formación de individuos que trabajan con adolescentes jóvenes, en particular temprano y mayor es un componente crítico en el desarrollo de programas exitosos parroquiales y lugares seguros para los jóvenes se reúnen y sentirse acogidos.

Advocacy for Youth Ministry Leaders (ABOGACIA PARA LÍDERES EN LA PASTORAL CON ADOLESCENTES)
The Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization is a primary advocate of youth ministry leaders, both adults and youth. The recognition and empowerment of these ministers is an important aspect of formation. Additionally, the department focuses on empowering adults and adolescents to use their gifts and resources to strengthen youth programming throughout the Archdiocese.

La oficina de Evangelización y Catequesis para Adolescentes es un principal abogado de los líderes de la Pastoral con Adolescentes, o sean adolescentes o adultos que se encargan de la pastoral. El reconocimiento y la potenciación de estos ministros es un aspecto importante de la formación. Además, el departamento se centra en empoderando a los adultos y adolescentes a usar sus dones y recursos para fortalecer la juventud programación a lo largo de la Arquidiócesis.

Youth Formation and Programming for Younger and Older Adolescents 
The Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization provides formation through a variety of age specific programs geared to both the younger adolescent (grades 6th -8th) and older adolescent (9th-12th). These programs help youth discover their gifts, talents, and abilities to help foster and promote leadership in the footsteps of Jesus Christ as a Servant-Leader.

Youth Ministry Archdiocesan Gatherings and Special Events

The Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization sponsors and promotes a wide range of conference, gatherings, and special events for youth and adults. These include participation in both regional and national conferences.

Youth Ministry Leader Support & Spiritual Development 
Providing opportunities for continual support and spiritual growth of youth ministry leaders is a main goal of the Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization. Through personal visits, retreats, and monthly gatherings these programs help youth ministry leaders continue their own spiritual development.

For more information on Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization programming, please email Luz Guerrero or call 713-741-8723.