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.

Youth Ministry Forms

Access diocesan forms and resources needed for youth ministry.

Summer Totus Tuus Missionary Application

Applications Due January 31, 2024

Spend your summer doing something beautiful for God. Missionaries receive a summer stipend, 10 days of training, and impact hundreds of students through weeklong missions at parishes all across the diocese.

Catholic Youth Summer Camp 2024 (Great Lakes)

Week 5 (High School) July 7 – 12, 2024
Week 6 (Middle School) July 14 – 19, 2024

Our diocese has a limited number of camper spots available for Weeks 5 and 6 of the CYSC Great Lakes. Parents may request spots for their children using this link.

World Youth Day 2027

The next WYD Pilgrimage will be to Seoul, South Korea in 2027.