The next #YMAlive gathering will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015
(7:00 pm-8:30 pm) at
Saint Veronica Chapel, 1035 Boston Neck Road. Narragansett, RI (Rt. 1A).
Anyone who is an adult leader in Youth Ministry is invited to attend this gathering. #YMAlive will be focused on hearing what you have to say about Youth Ministry. You will be able to share your thoughts, opinions, struggles, and triumphs with other parish youth ministry leaders in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Refreshments will be provided.
If you are interested in attending this gathering, please contact our office.
The St. Timothy Award is a national award given annually to outstanding high school juniors and seniors who work zealously to improve their own parish ministry programs, high school ministry teams or youth ministry within the Diocese of Providence. This award sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, is the highest National honor any diocese may bestow on a youth. To see the list of qualifications and/or to download the St. Timothy Award Nomination Sheet, please click here.
The Companions on the Journey Award is the highest adult recognition sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. It is given annually in the Diocese of Providence to Catholic adults who have been active members in parish, school, and/or diocesan activities for youth for at least ten years. To see the list of qualifications and/or to download the Companions on the Journey Nomination Sheet, please click here.
All award nominations must be completed and returned to our office by Friday, January 23. Please mail or fax nominations to:
Office of Catholic Youth Ministry
1 Cathedral Square
Providence, RI 02903-3695
Fax: (401) 278-4596
Sponsored by: The Office of Life and Family
In collaboration with: Catholic Schools Office, Office of Catholic Youth Ministry, Office of Evangelization and Faith Formation, Outreach and Prevention Office, Office of Priestly Vocations
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015. 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
@ Bishop McVinney Auditorium
One Cathedral Square, Providence
This event is open to all 8th grade*, High School* and Adults. (*Parental consent is required for minors due to the content of the presentation.) Matt's presentation will be followed by Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. For more information regarding this event, please download this promotional flyer.
This event is limited to 800 attendees, so be sure to register as soon as possible!
To register please contact Paula Lois by February 13:
401-421-7833 ext. 220
Pope Francis' World Youth Day Message!
In his first annual message to the youth of the world on the occasion of
World Youth Day 2014, Pope Francis presents the themes for the next three WYDs in order to set in motion the three-year path of spiritual preparation leading to the international celebration in Krakow in July 2016.
You can view the message here.
Looking for some highlights of the message? Millenial Journal offers the top 10 quotes from the 2014 message.
Planning on Making the Pilgrimage to WYD 2016?
The Office of Catholic Youth Ministry wants to make planning your trip to Poland as easy as possible! Feel free to use this flyer to advertise WYD 2016 to the youth of your parish. For more information about this trip, please click here. If you are looking for other ways that the Office of Catholic Youth Ministry can help you in your planning process, please contact our office.
There are new opportunities for parish youth ministry located in the "Local Resources" section. To view, click here.
In-services and resources motivate parents to foster the faith development of their children, and motivate parishes/schools to support and equip parents and families in passing the faith to their children.