Trainings, Workshops and Councils
Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Gatherings
The gatherings are designed to provide support, guidance, prayer, professional growth, camaraderie and morale for those in youth ministry and faith formation in the diocese. Meetings offer opportunities for members to plan special events such as the youth rallies, Castaway, Vacation Bible School (VBS) and other retreats. Typically, these gatherings are held once a monthly during the school year. The location of meetings rotates through hosting parishes. Please check out the events page for the upcoming meeting dates.
Diocesan Youth Council
Pictured above DYC 2021. Left to right back row: Tammy Huss, Matthew Mayer, Rebecca Sanborne, Jason Prigge.Front row: Marrissa Gourde, Cecelia Hudock and Anna Melby. Not pictured: Dulce Bakker and Alexis Zierden.
The Diocesan Youth Council (DYC) is made up of Youth in grades 9-12 from a variety of parishes from across the diocese. These youth meet 5-6 times annually. The DYC help plan and assist in the implementation of siocesan aponsored youth ministry events. These events are primarily, but not exclusive to, the Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference and the Middle School Youth Rally.
2022-23 DYC Application (DOC)
2022-23 DYC Application (PDF)
Diocesan Education Council
The Diocesan Education Council (DEC) is made up of staff from the office of Catholic Education Ministries along with parish ministers from around the diocese. The role of this council is to advise Catholic Education Ministries on upcoming events and concerns.
For more information about the DEC, please contact David Fremo.
Catholic Education Ministries offers gatherings throughout the year for minsiters in all areas of formation. Use this page to see the muliple groups that advise our office.
There are also many options for lay ministry formation. These include: