Welcome to the Youth Ministry page. There are many exciting things going on around the Archdiocese that we would like to share with you. We have divided it into two categories, one for you the Youth Minister and one for the youth. Click on the title below to navigate the page.
Upcoming Events for Youth Ministers
Rooting Youth Service Experiences: A Practical Guide
With the upcoming Synod of Bishops in October focusing specifically on youth, now is a springtime for us to strengthen our approach to engaging youth in service experiences. Such opportunities are formative in their catechesis and faith formation, which plants a seed for a deep love for the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
We write to invite you to attend a new workshop developed to assist you in your ministry with youth in the Archdiocese of Hartford. The Office for Education, Evangelization, and Catechesis and the Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry have put together a practical guide entitled “Rooting Youth Service Experiences: A Practical Guide” coupled with a workshop to help supplement the resource. The workshops are being offered on the following dates:
- Monday, June 25, 2018 – St. Bartholomew Church, Manchester 9:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
- Saturday, June 30, 2018 - St. Ann Shrine, Waterbury - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Monday, August 20, 2018 - St. Thomas the Apostle, West Hartford 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Register here for one of these workshops.
We hope to provide you with practical guidance for planning and leading youth through meaningful service learning experiences. Whether you serve in a parish or school setting, we aim to provide you with suggestions to help you plan as well as link you to agencies and people where you can connect youth to service opportunities.
Join us for “Youth in Hart” informal gatherings for parish youth leaders, confirmation coordinators, campus ministers, and young adult leaders of the Archdiocese of Hartford.
General layout of gatherings:
- Opening Prayer
- Speaker (60-90 minutes, includes Q&A)
- Meal (30 minutes)
- Informal Conversation/Sharing (30-60 minutes)
- Closing Prayer
Registration is required for all meetings for planning purposes and meals. It is suggested that you attend all the gatherings if possible.
To register click here.
**March Event Rescheduled!**
Wednesday, April 25 (please register by April 18!)
The Learning Center at Saint Dominic parish (Southington)
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Topic: “Tweeting for Jesus: Embracing Social Media in Ministry”
Featured Speaker: John Grosso, Social Media Leader, Diocese of Bridgeport
Join us for “Youth in Hart” - gatherings for parish youth leaders, confirmation coordinators, campus ministers, and young adult leaders of the Archdiocese of Hartford.
Saturday, June 30, 2018 (Please register by June 23)
All Saints (St. Anne Shrine), Waterbury
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Featured Speaker: TBD
Upcoming Events for Youth
Catholic Youth Encounter
Sunday September 30, 2018
St. Paul High School, Bristol
Speaker: Roy Petitfils
- Mass with Archbishop Blair
- Food & Games
- Praise & Worship
- Confession & Adoration
More information & registration materials coming soon.
A transformational weekend retreat. We will offer two versions of this retreat: one for High School students and another one for young adults (ages 18-35). For more information For more information, click here.
Rally in the Valley
For more information contact:
Archdiocesan Director of Youth & Youth Adults
Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis
Tel: 860-242-5573 ext. 2678