Youth Ministry

For more information on any of the below programs for Youth in the Diocese of Brooklyn, please contact:

Paul Morisi
Director, Youth and Young Adult Formation
Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis
718.965.7300, ext. 5556
pmorisi@diobrook.org

Youth Ministry (Grades 6-12)

 
The diocesan Youth Ministry team works to empower young people — junior high school grades 6-8, and senior high school grades 9-12 — to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. We work together with adult parish youth ministry leadership, across parishes and schools, to develop comprehensive youth ministry programs.

We also collaborate with diocesan agencies and organizations, regional and national Catholic Youth Ministry leadership on activities and issues of mutual concern and benefit, consistent with the goals of the Office of Faith Formation.

Each year we host the Diocesan Youth Day — a day of catechesis, pray, worship and fellowship with youth from Brooklyn and Queens. Learn more about Brooklyn Catholic Youth Day!

CYO

 
The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) serves the youth of the Diocese of Brooklyn through sports and other programs. For more information, visit www.cyodob.org.

Catholic Youth Ministry Initiative

 
The Center for Ministry Development supports the CYMI by providing training, resources and consultation to assist the diocesan staff in supporting vibrant youth ministry. This project consists of nine gathered workshops provided on Saturdays over a three-year period. These workshops are provided for the leaders of youth ministry and their teams. The workshop day also includes an element of team planning. Planning work will also be assigned to teams to complete in between workshops.
https://www.cmdnet.org/

For more information on the Catholic Youth Ministry Initiative, please contact:

Lucia Morales
Facilitator, Catholic Youth Ministry Initiative
Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis
718.965.7300, ext. 5418
lmorales@diobrook.org

Steubenville NYC

 
Steubenville NYC will take place on the campus of St. John’s University in Queens, New York. The 105-acre Queens campus offers a traditional university environment in the world’s most dynamic city. The event with the hopes of strengthening and inspiring teens and youth groups in their collective journeys to Christ. Evangelistic in nature, these weekend conferences are both a great “introduction” to the Gospel message for new or younger teens, while offering deep and moving experiences of prayer and fellowship for even your Youth Group regulars. https://steubenvilleconferences.com/youth/

Learn more about the Jornada groups for young adults in Brooklyn and Queens.

World Youth Day

 
WYD2_600x250World Youth Day (WYD) is an international gathering of young people to share in their Catholic faith and to have an encounter with Our Holy Father. This week-long event takes place every two or three years and the location changes each time.

Fast Facts about World Youth Day:

  • World Youth Day was created by Pope John Paul II following the large turnout at the Jubilee of Young People in 1984.
  • World Youth Day is celebrated every two or three years with a large international gathering of youth.
  • On off years, there is a smaller youth celebration in Rome.
  • At World Youth Day 2016, Krakow, the Diocese of Brooklyn had over 400 attendees.
  • During World Youth Day, attendees spend time visiting the host country, performing community service, visiting dioceses and participating in festival events.
  • International World Youth Days have been held in such cities as Buenos Aires (1987), Manila (1995), and Sydney (2008).
  • Estimated attendance at the World Youth Day closing mass has ranged from 500,000 to 4 million.

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WYD Links:
United States Catholic Conference of Bishops
Catholic Apostolate Center
YOUCAT Foundation


Past World Youth Day Events:

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Here are some photos from previous World Youth Days.

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