Youth Ministry

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

Upcoming Events for Youth


Upcoming Events for Youth Ministers


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.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 (Please register by November 27)
St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Topic: Young People, Faith, & Vocational Discernment
Featured Speaker: Fr. Jeffrey Gubbiotti

Monday, March 12, 2018 (Please register by March 5)
St. John Paul the Great (St. Peter), Torrington
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Topic: Tweeting for Jesus: Embracing Social Media in Ministry
Featured Speaker: John Grosso

Saturday, June 30, 2018 (Please register by June 23)
All Saints (St. Anne Shrine), Waterbury
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Topic: TBD
Featured Speaker: TBD


Intro to Parish Youth Ministry

For New Youth Ministers & their Parish Teams

Interested in starting or reviving a youth ministry program in your parish? Young people need you to be brave and take on this awesome ministry! These 3 intro sessions will help you understand today’s young people, plan an amazing ministry, and teach you to stay re-energized each year!

  • Session I: Reaching out to Millennials & Gen Z
  • Session II: Building A Youth-Friendly Parish & Ministry
  • Session III: Resources, Budgets, Support, and Ongoing Formation

Download the flyer here.


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Upcoming Events for Youth

Metanoia Retreat

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A transformational weekend retreat for High School students. We will offer two versions of this retreat: one for High School students and another one for young adults (ages 18-35). Retreats will start on Friday evenings and end on Sunday afternoons. Retreats will be offered monthly from September until June. For more information, click here.