ym_web_nccym Youth Ministry Leaders (YML)

YML is comprised of those who Coordinate, Direct, and do Parish Youth Ministry in a parish (paid, volunteer, full or part-time) in the Diocese of St. Cloud. The gatherings are designed to provide support and guidance, prayer, professional growth, camaraderie and morale for those in Youth Ministry. Meetings are also opportunities for members to plan special events such as the Youth Rallies, Castaway, and other Retreats. Meetings typically are held once a month on Mondays during the school year. Coordinators of Faith Formation also share in Youth Ministry. Coordinators in Ministry in our diocese wear many hats. Because of this reality we are blending our gatherings with both Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Coordinators. The location of meetings rotates to hosting parishes. Parish Coordinators of Youth Ministry and Faith Formation are notified and reminded of dates and locations of meetings via email from the Consultant for Youth Ministry for the Diocese. You may also contact the Consultant for Youth Ministry and Adolescent Catechesis at CEM for times and dates. The schedule of meetings is also found below.


YML Mission Statement

“Guided by the Holy Spirit, we are called to share in prayer, mutual support, collaboration, and education as we work and minister with and among the Youth of our Diocese.”

 Dates and Locations of YML and DFF Gatherings 2016-17

2016-2017 Schedule (PDF)

  • Sunday, August 28th 3pm -Monday,August 29th 4pm, YML/DFF Retreat -Castaway Club -Detroit Lakes
  • Monday, September 19th: 9:30 am-2pm – St. Mary’s-Alexandria
  • Sunday, September 25th: 1:00-6pm – Jubilee for Catechists – Sacred Heart-Sauk Rapids
  • Monday, October 31st: 9am-2pm – Immaculate Conception, Rice – Inservice with Mike Patin
  • Monday, November 21st: 9:30am-2pm -CM TEC Center, Belle Prairie
  • Thursday, December 1-Saturday December 3rd, NCCYM Conference, San Jose, CA
  • Tuesday, January 3rd: 9:00am-1pm – St. Benedict – Avon
  • Monday, February 13th: 9:00am-1pm – St. Mary of Mt. Carmel, Long Prairie
  • Monday, March 6th: 9:00 am-1pm – Holy Spirit, St. Cloud
  • Monday, April 10th: 9:00 am-2pm – St. Francis Xavier, Sartell
  • Monday, May 15th: 9:00 am-2pm – End of Year Retreat –  Location To Be Determined