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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 2017-18

2017-2018 Schedule (PDF)

  • Wednesday, August 30th 12pm -Thursday,August 31st 2pm, YML/DFF Retreat -Castaway Club -Detroit Lakes
  • Sunday, September 24th – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – V Encuentro – Rivers Edge Convention Center – St. Cloud
  • Monday, September 25th – 8:45 AM – 4:00 PM – Diocesan Ministry Day – Rivers Edge Convention Center – St. Cloud
  • Monday, October 30th: 9:30am-2pm – Sacred Heart, Sauk Rapids – Inservice with Sarah Hart
  • Wednesday, November 15 – Sunday, November 19th – Indianapolis, IN – National Catholic Youth Conference
  • Monday, December 1st: 9:30am-2pm -Our Lady of Lourdes, Little Falls
  • Tuesday, January 2nd: 9:30am-1pm – St. Benedict – Avon
  • Monday, February 12th: 9:30am-1pm – Mary of the Visitation, Becker
  • Monday, March 5th: 9:30 am-1pm – St. Mary’s, Alexandria
  • Monday, April 9th: 9:30 am-2pm – St. Ann’s, Wadena
  • Monday, May 18th: 9:30 am-2pm – Seven Dolors, Albany