Keep encouraging teens and adults who participated in the DYC'16 to visit the event follow up website:
Wednesday, August 16 or Monday, August 28 (Pick one)
NCYC Chaperone meetings
Every adult going to NCYC must attend a meeting to review NFCYM and diocesan policies, share ideas on group facilitation, meet fellow chaperones and pray for a wonderful pilgrimage experience for all involved!
Thursday, August 24 at Kent Newman Center
Day of Prayer and Preparation for Parish Ministers
Look for a mailing in July from co-sponsor Office of Religious Education
Friday, August 25, 2017 - register for YMOT:
Course 4: Developing Leadership For Catholic Youth Ministry
This course addresses organizational strategies and leadership issues affecting parish youth ministry including calling forth the unique gifts of youth and adults by providing opportunities for their ongoing spiritual and leadership development. Register by August 25, 2017.
4A –Organizing for Catholic Youth Ministry
Orientation Week (For new students): August 28 - September 3, 2017
Course work: September 4 - 25, 2017
Assignments due by October 2, 2017
4 B-Advanced Leadership Strategies with Youth and Adult Leaders
Prerequisites: Course 4A or previous program M3
Course work: October 2 - 23, 2017
Assignments due by October 30, 2017
Friday, September 1 -
All NCYC forms due to OY&YAM (add/drop, rooming list if not already submitted)
Friday, September 8
Deadline for NCYC Ambassadors Applications
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
New Parish Minister Orientation
@ Diocesan Conference Room, 235 Elm Street, Youngstown OH 44503
All new coordinators for youth ministry, young adult ministry, religious education, pastoral ministry, etc.
are invited to come meet with the staff of the diocesan offices of Religious Education and of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
to review basic policies, resources and services offered to support your parish work.
This is a free event, but RSVPs are mandatory to ensure adequate materials and lunch are provided!
Please call 330 - 744- 8451 and ask for Sandi or Therese to RSVP.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
NCYC Preparation Day for all those registered for the Pilgrimage
@ St. Joseph Parish, Canton
Saturday, October 14
MINISTRY DAY: Embracing Our Call
@ St. Thomas Aquinas School, Louisville, OH
For adults in youth ministry, leaders in young adult ministry, catechists, liturgical ministers, parish council representatives,
social justice teams, confirmation teams, and all parish ministers
Keynote: ValLimar Jensen.
See more details at:
Sunday, November 5, 2017
NCYC Send Off Meeting and Mass
@ The Cathedral of St. Columba
All participants (teens and adult chaperones) participating in the pilgrimage to Indianapolis for the NCYC are to gather for a meeting in the social hall, 2 - 3:50 p.m. followed with 4 p.m. Mass in the Cathedral with Bishop Murry, who will bless us for our journey. (More information will be sent to Group Leaders as the date nears.)
Week of November 6th -- Please pray for all involved in the on-site audit for the Charter to Protect Children
Wednesday, November 8, noon to 2 p.m.
Orientation 201 for new parish ministers
Orientation 201: Budgeting and Fundraising
@ diocesan conference room
November 16 - 19, 2017
*National Catholic Youth Conference - for high school teens, taking place in Indianapolis.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Friday, January 5
Youth Ministers Epiphany Party
@ Cindee's house in Canfield
Ash Wednesday is February 14th!
February 22, 2018, noon to 2 p.m.
Orientation 301: Developing and Evaluating Parish Programs
noon to 2 pm
@ Diocesan Offices
Easter Sunday is April 1st (no fooling!)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Eagle of the Cross Awards Mass and Banquet
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
INNOVATIONS LAB: Digitally Enabled Faith Formation
@ St. Michael, Canton
Read more at:
Thursday, April 26, 2018
INNOVATIONS LAB: Families at the Center of Faith Formation
@ St. Patrick, Youngstown
Read more at:
May 1, 2018, noon to 2 p.m.
New Parish Minister Orientation 401:
Final follow up from the Orientation day. Please RSVP to the Office of Religious Education, 330.744.8451, ext. 302.
May 2018 - May 2019
75th Anniversary of the Diocese of Youngstown Celebration Events
(including regional Youth Masses)
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Diocesan Youth Convention
Location and exact time TBD, but mark the full day off in your calendars now!
December 5-8, 2018
NCCYM: National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry
visit www.nfcym.org for more info
July 22 - 29, 2019
International Celebration of World Youth Day