Catholic Education Ministries

Inservices and Workshops

Everyone’s faith journey is strengthened and deepened in a variety of ways throughout their entire life-span.Catholic Education Ministries assists parishes and staffs by providing them support and resources to enhance meaningful, effective faith experiences at every age. This includes providing resources for people with ability differences, particularly with sacramental preparation. 2016-17 Schedule (PDF)


2016 – 2017 Diocesan Youth Council

The Diocesan Youth Council is made up of Youth in grades 9-12 from a variety of parishes from across the diocese. These youth meet 5-6 times annually. The DYC help plan and assist in the implementation of Diocesan Sponsored Youth Ministry events. These events are primarily, but not exclusive to, the Annual Diocesan Senior High and Junior High Youth Rallies.

Back left to right: Katie Schmitz, Aaron Soderholm, Austin Kulzer, Jack Ballou, Elizabeth Pahl, Rachel Roers, Alyssa Wolbeck,  Mikayla Schmitz,
Front left to right: Abigail LaLonde, Grace Knoblach, Emily Primus, Kayla Egenes, Miranda Petrich, Megan LaLonde, Kandra Schmitz, Beth Hiltner.

Meeting Dates are:

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday, October 16,

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Youth Rallies:

Senior High Youth Rally Date: Sunday, October 30, 2016

Junior High Youth Rally Date:  Sunday, January 8, 2017

2017-2018 Diocesan Youth Council Application will be posted in March 2017

Center for Ministry Development

The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies Program is a ministry education program for adults in ministry with youth in both parish and school settings. It equips leaders with the knowledge, skills, practical tools, and techniques needed for creative and comprehensive ministry with youth. Catholic Education Ministries partners with parishes in this training and scholarships are available to assist with the expenses.  Undergraduate credits through Saint John’s University may also be earned.

Offerings of CMD Classes will be re-assessed in the year ahead based on need for training. For the nearest training locations and classes please visit: 

In the Ministry of the WordIn The Ministry of The Word

Information about this “in parish” Catechist training can be found here: