September 16, 2016
Amarillo—An opportunity to learn more about Youth Ministry will be presented throughout the Diocese of Amarillo in October.
Comprehensive Youth Ministry 101 will be offered twice in the East Deanery the weekend of Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9, according to Oscar Guzman, diocesan Youth Director. The workshop will be offered Oct. 8 from 5:00pm to 700pm at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 901 Roland in Spearman and on Oct. 9 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at St. Joseph’s Church, 515 South Pearl in Stratford.
“Comprehensive Youth Ministry 101 is open to all youth ministry contacts, the Core Team and other youth ministry leaders, whether it be junior high and senior high DRE’s, Quinceañeara Ministry, RCIA or other ministries,” said Guzman. “This workshop helps parish leaders come to fuller understanding of comprehensive youth ministry as outlined in Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry (USCCB, 1997). The workshop explores the ways that a parish can effectively minister to young people within the context of the parish, including the family and wider community.
“While this gathering is for any youth ministers, contacts and core team members, it is also beneficial to anyone involved in youth ministry. We invite everyone to attend and to get more involved with the youth in their parish.”
The Comprehensive Youth Ministry 101 workshop will be offered twice in the Central Deanery—on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Youth Center at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1100 South Washington. CYM will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at St. Laurence Church, 2300 North Spring.
Additional workshop dates in other deaneries will be announced as they are scheduled.
For additional information about Comprehensive Youth Ministry 101, please call Guzman at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 383-2243, ext. 118.