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 2022.

Youth Ministry Forms

Access diocesan forms needed for youth ministry. Find other resources for youth ministry leaders.

Corpus Christi Procession

Sunday, June 19– Warsaw, IN

DRE / Youth Ministers Retreat

Oct. 4-5, 2022

Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center.

Pro-Life Holy Hour

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 at St. Pius X, Granger

Pray for the defense of human life! The Holy Hour will be followed by a presentation, dinner and discussion for high school youth on the Dobbs Case and Right to Life movement. This event is inspired by the “Pray for Dobbs” initiative.

Pro-Life Holy Hour

The Diocesan Youth Leadership team of Fort Wayne-South Bend invites you to pray for the defense of human life as part of the “Pray for Dobbs” campaign. Pro-Life Holy Hours will be offered in both Fort Wayne and Granger this spring as we await the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court Decision.

Please join us in prayer and fasting for the defense of human life.

GRANGER: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, St. Pius X, Granger. Followed by a presentation / dinner / discussion for high school youth and their adult leaders.

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.  

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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 and Young Adult Ministry
John Pratt
260-422-4611 x 3321
[email protected]

Associate Director of Youth Ministry and Young Adult Ministry
Jocelyn Alcalá
260-422-4611 x 3355
[email protected]

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