Youth & Young Adult Ministry

The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries provides training, resources and diocesan-wide youth events to assist Directors of Youth Ministry as they strive to fully incorporate young people into the life of their parish.

BEET Grant Application

Resources to Minister from HomeSafe Environment

Youth Opportunities

Catholic Life Articles

Here are a few Catholic Life articles. To read the full article, click on the blue colored title.

  • Making a DifferenceMaking a Difference
    Alyxandria finds fun and purpose in Scouting Alyxandria Lunemann, 14, of New Auburn, joined the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) when she was 11. Two years later, she achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, something most Scouts don’t master until age 17. The mixture of service and outdoor activities was… Read more »
  • Confirmation, a Graduation … to Life in the SpiritConfirmation, a Graduation … to Life in the Spirit
    “Confirmation isn’t a graduation”; a phrase probably hundreds of young people hear across our diocese as they prepare for confirmation. But what if it is? Not a graduation from the Faith, but a graduation to a deeper Faith; a new life in the Holy Spirit. As I reflect on confirmation,… Read more »
  • The Joy of LifeThe Joy of Life
    Aleka and Ben celebrate the gift of each other Aleka and Ben Loux live in a modest, attractive twin home in Baldwin, about 30 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul, just off nearby Interstate 94 and about an 18-mile drive northeast of River Falls. A conspicuous and friendly welcome sign sits… Read more »
  • The Catechesis of the Good ShepherdThe Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
    Fostering Holiness in Children With its roots dating back to 1954, when a Catholic laywoman and Scripture scholar was asked by a friend to help prepare a small group of boys to receive First Communion, The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) has evolved into a global method of catechesis… Read more »
  • Throwing the Beads for Catholic EducationThrowing the Beads for Catholic Education
    Mardi Gras Brings Fun and Festivities to the Coulee Region “Our young people are the Church of today and tomorrow. It is imperative that we provide them with schools ready to address their spiritual, moral and academic needs.” Renewing Our Commitment to Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools in the Third… Read more »

Contact Information

Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Phone: 608.791.2658

Chris Rogers, Director

Beth Johnson, Administrative Assistant