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.

2019-20  Schedule for Directors of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Leaders Workshops (PDF)

2019 – 2020 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 Conference and Junior High Youth Rally

Back left to right: Jenny Wolbeck, Matthew Mayer, Samantha Schlotfeld, Jack Polejewski, Katey Gertsema, Katelyn Vouk, Scott Frieler,  Jason Prigge.   

Front left to right:  Katie Felix, Katie Schmitz, Kayla Kulzer, Kandra Schmitz,

Meeting Dates for 2019-2020 are:

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Sunday, February 23, 2020

2020-2021 Applications available in April of 2020

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: