Youth Ministry

“I want every young person in our Diocese to discover the new life that comes from Christ and to experience the grace of belonging to His Body, the Church. We must make sure that all our young people feel at home in the Church where they are loved with Christ’s love and learn to live their faith with joy. We need our young people to be missionary disciples and to give new energy to the Church!”

-Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades


Check out our many local, regional, and global diocesan-sponsored events, retreats and pilgrimage opportunities.


Diocesan Youth Leadership is a unique leadership, formation, and pastoral training opportunity for young people in 10th-12th grade. Prayerfully discern applying in the summer of 2021.

Youth Ministry Forms

Access diocesan forms needed for youth ministry.

DRE / Youth Ministers Retreat

Oct. 5-6, 2021

Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center.

Blessed Solanus Canoe Pilgrimage

Thursday, July 29, 2021 — Huntington, IN

Join our seminarians for a canoe pilgrimage, Mass and a celebration of a local hero, Blessed Solanus Casey.

National Catholic Youth Conference

November 18 – 21, 2021, Indianapolis

For more information please contact the Office of Youth Ministry.

High School Pastoral Ministry

Pastoral Ministry seeks to serve all students, faculty and staff as a beacon of hope, strength and guidance in their spiritual lives. 

Catholic Scouting

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend supports Catholic scouting through events geared toward our youth in Catholic scouting and coordinating Catholic medals and activities that can be awarded to our youth.  

Contact Us

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Archbishop Noll Catholic Center
915 S. Clinton Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 422-4611 x 3321

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Director of Youth Ministry
John Pratt
260-422-4611 x 3321
[email protected]

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