Retreats, Forms, and Resources for Youth Ministers

Youth and Young Adult Ministry Calendar

Wednesday
Nov 02

All WYD Pilgrim Gathering (Mass with Bishop)

6:30pm – 8:45pm
Address
Sacred Heart, 135 N Harrison St, Warsaw, IN 46580, USA
Tuesday
Nov 08

Y/YA Training w/Damascus Missionaries

11:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday
Nov 12

Se Sanado, Noche de Alabanza para Jovenes

4:30pm – 6:30pm
Eucharistic Adoration, Catechesis and Fellowship with the Damascus Missionaries for the Jovenes of the Diocese. 


For ages 18-35. 
Address
Our Lady of Guadalupe, 225 Gilliam Dr, Warsaw, IN 46580, USA
Wednesday
Nov 30

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Youth Ministry Training


10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
St. John Paul II Center
Mishawaka


Join us for this engaging Youth Ministry Training led by our Damascus Missionary Team.

Waivers, Forms, and Resources

Training Resources
Forms in Spanish

DRE / Youth Ministers’ Retreat

12:00 p.m. October 4 – 4:00 p.m. Oct. 5, 2022
Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center

Join other ministers to take a step back and reconnect with the Lord through silence, prayer, encouragement and a retreat. Our reflections will focus on the Holy Eucharist as we begin the Eucharistic Revival. Come spend time with our Lord and receive encouragement for drawing close to Him in your day-to-day life.

Ministry Resources

Youth and Young Adult Ministry Calendar

Damascus Missionary Calendar

DRE / Youth Ministers’ Retreat
In the Year of St. Joseph
“Come away by yourselves to a deserted place to rest awhile.”

Some Helpful Retreat Information

Retreat Timing

12:00 p.m. Oct. 5 – 4:00 p.m. Oct. 6.

Why the Silence?

St. Joseph is not recorded speaking a word in Scripture. We can encounter Jesus in a powerful way through taking a step back and listening in silence.

Cost

We are asking our pariticipants / their parish or school to pay $30 to help defray some of the cost of the retreat.

Meals Included

Tuesday: Lunch / Supper
Wendesday: Breakfast / Lunch

Overnight Accommodations

Guests will have a single-person room at the Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center.

Year of St. Joseph Indulgence

Participants can gain the Year of St. Joseph Indulgence by participating in this retreat which will include a reflection on St. Joseph.

Oct. 5 Schedule of Events


“Silent Like St. Joseph”

12:00 p.m. Check in
Enter into the Silence
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Various reflections / silent prayer opportunities
4:45 p.m. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
End of Silence
5:30 p.m. Dinner
Evening Prayer
Evening Social
8:30 p.m. Night Prayer

Oct. 6 Schedule of Events


“Our Lifeline: Communication with God”

7:45 a.m. Morning Prayer
8:15 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Making Room to Listen to Jesus
Discussion / Break
10:00 a.m. What are the Truth and Lies in My Life?
Discussion / Break
11:15 a.m. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
12:00 p.m. Angelus and Lunch
12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Free Time
1:30 p.m. Make a Plan Workshop
2:00 p.m. Sustaining a Personal Prayer Life
2:45 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Adoration
3:30 p.m. St. Joseph the Worker Reflection
4:00 p.m. End of Retreat

Youth Ministry Video Training

Saturday, April 10, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Training will offer youth ministry leaders the basic skills to record and edit videos for use in ministry. Learn to make YM video announcements, promo videos for your retreats, and more! Presented by Eric Peat and John Pratt.

Registration for the New Youth Minister’s Training / Youth Ministry Video Training on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at St. Paul’s in Columbia City.
    Please stay for Confession and Mass at 5:00 p.m.

Lifeteen Online Training

7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 

Learn how to make the most of the Lifeteen resources to engage and accompany the young people of your parish. Hear from Nick Oberhausen who is the Director of Youth Ministry at Our Lady of Good Hope parish in Fort Wayne.

YDisciple Online Training

7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 21

Learn how to use YDisciple’s resources to effectively engage and lead teens through small group ministry. Hear from Annie Grandell who is the YDisciple Coordinator for NET Ministries.

Registration Form for online YM trainings

Youth Minister Coffee Meetings

Every month or two, youth minister’s from Fort Wayne and South Bend gather together to discuss ministry trends, upcoming events, and ways to support our youth and their families. Please contact the youth ministry office for the date of the next youth ministry coffee gathering near you.

Contact Us

John Pratt
[email protected]
260-422-4611 x 3321

Janice Martin WP
260-422-4611 x 3318
[email protected]

Archbishop Noll Catholic Center
915 S. Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Rev. Gregory Abuya
Parochial Vicar
Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Jude
Sacred Heart of Jesus
574-291-0570
Sacred Heart of Jesus
63568 IN-931
South Bend, Indiana 46614
St. Jude
19704 Johnson Rd.
South Bend, Indiana 46614
Rev. Nji Tegha Afuhwi
Parochial Vicar
St. Mary of the Annunciation
St. Mary of the Annunciation
574-848-4305
411 W. Vistula St.
Bristol, Indiana 46507