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.

2017-18 Schedule for Directors of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Leaders Workshops (updated 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 for 2017-18 are:

Monday, August 21, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Sunday, February 25, 2018


2018-2019 Diocesan Youth Council Application will be posted in March 2018

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: