Youth Ministry & Faith Formation Leaders

Mission Statement

“Guided by the Holy Spirit, we are called to share in prayer, mutual support, collaboration and education as we work and minister with and among the youth of our diocese.”

Comprised of those who coordinate, direct, and do parish youth ministry and faith formation in a parish (paid, volunteer, full or part-time) in the Diocese of Saint Cloud. The gatherings are designed to provide support and guidance, prayer, professional growth, camaraderie and morale for those in youth ministry and faith formation. Meetings are also opportunities for members to plan special events such as the youth rallies, Castaway, and other retreats. Meetings typically are held once a month on Mondays during the school year. Coordinators of faith formation also share in youth ministry. Coordinators in ministry in our diocese wear many hats. Because of this reality we are blending our gatherings with both faith formation and youth ministry coordinators. The location of meetings rotates to hosting parishes. Parish coordinators of youth ministry and faith formation are notified and reminded of dates and locations of meetings via email from the Consultant for Youth Ministry for the diocese. You may also contact the Associate Director for Youth Ministry and Adolescent Catechesis at Catholic Education Ministries for times and dates. Please contact 320-251-0111 with any questions.

 

Beginning of the year letter (PDF) to Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Leaders

 

Note about Study Group Sessions: These sessions will be led by Kent Schmitz and based on a variety of topics and webinars relevent to passing on the faith in youth ministry and faith formation. Each session will include: prayer, video content, reflection, discussion, learning, lunch, fellowship and networking. Any parish faith formation or youth ministry leader wishing to participate in these sessions are welcome to be a part of our learning for 1 or all sessions.