Youth Ministry

It is essential that we, as a Church, be able to acknowledge and condemn, with sorrow and shame, the atrocities perpetrated by consecrated persons, clerics, and all those entrusted with the mission of watching over and caring for those most vulnerable. Let us beg forgiveness for our own sins and the sins of others. An awareness of sin helps us to acknowledge the errors, the crimes and the wounds caused in the past and allows us, in the present, to be more open and committed along a journey of renewed conversion.

~Pope Francis, Letter from Pope Francis to the People of God
August 20, 2018

Please find links to various digital youth conferences and events:

Outstanding Formation Opportunity for All Young Adults

The Catholic Apostolate Center continues accepting applications for Apostles on Mission online, which will run from July 14 through August 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. During these five weeks, participants will learn the necessary skills to live out their baptismal calling to be apostles of our Lord, Jesus Christ. This online version of Apostles on Mission will emphasize meeting the needs of the Church and the world during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The sessions will be facilitated by Colleen Campbell, the Center’s Coordinator of Formation Programs. Cost for the ten sessions is $20 and includes all materials needed to fully participate in the sessions. 
 
To learn more and register, click here.

One Mission, No Limit – Young Disciples Serving Together – A Virtual Service Trip Experience

July 26 - 27, 2020
Mission trips have been cancelled this summer, but service to those in need and the witness of young disciples are needed now more than ever. The Center for Ministry Development responds to this need by offering this unique experience as a gift to parishes and Catholic schools. Join with teams of young people, adults, and families from across the United States in a national service and prayer experience.
This event is designed for middle school and high school age youth, their leaders, and families.
Parishes and schools will be provided with live-stream sessions and resources to help provide an event for communities gathering as families at home, or gathering in small or large groups on-site. Live-stream sessions will be recorded so communities can participate at an alternate time.
 
Click this link to register to receive the resources and live-stream links. For more information, contact Susan Searle at susan@cmdnet.org or visit www.CMDNET.org.

Global Life Night with Life Teen

Sunday Evenings at 5:00 p.m.
Streaming on YouTube

Attention all parishes and high schools! We invite you to attend Life Teen's Global Life Night on YouTube 


Coronavirus Resources for Youth Ministers

Below is a list of resources that we hope you can use during these uncertain times. If you know of a resource that you would like to add to our list, please let us know. 


Looking for more resources to use during this time of at-home and virtual formation? 

Click the links below for resources for: 

...  Catholic School Teachers 
...  Coronavirus-Specific Issues 
Families, Children, and Teens at Home 
Everyone (Prayers, Libraries, etc.) 
...  Parish Catechetical Leaders
RCIA Teams

Other Resources for Young People:

Resources for Youth Ministers & all those who work with young people:

 

Youth Protection Resources


Rooting Youth in Service

Rooting Youth in Service is an interactive guide for engaging youth in meaningful service learning opportunities. This includes theological foundations, best practices and guidelines for organizing, implementing and following through with these projects. To download this guide, click here.


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For more information contact:
Michael Wellington
Archdiocesan Director of Youth and Youth Adult Ministry
Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis
Tel: 860-242-5573 ext. 2678
Email:
Michael.Wellington@aohct.org