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


Presented by the Center for Ministry Development

Date: Friday October 13, 2017
For: Youth Ministers, Catechetical Leaders, Confirmation catechists, Clergy, & more!
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: St. Jerome Church 1010 Slater Rd. New Britain, CT 06053
Cost: $54 pp (cost includes workshop materials, lunch, and refreshments) Discounts available!

Please contact: Miriam Hidalgo for more information.
For workshop details:
To register:


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


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.


National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
November 16-18, 2017
Indianapolis, IL

The National Catholic Youth Conference is a powerful, biennial, three-day experience of prayer, community, catechesis and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones.

To view the promotional video click here.

The Archdiocese of Hartford will join Region 1-- which includes the New England dioceses-- for the trip to NCYC. Please download this this application which contains all the information regarding the NCYC package. Space is limited, so please make arrangements as soon as possible. Please contact Miriam Hidalgo ( for more information.

NCYC Important Forms:

Adult Release Form

Adult Release Form Spanish

Youth Release Form

Youth Release Form Spanish