Welcome to the Youth Office. This office seeks to help young people assume their full and rightful place in the Church, as participants in its three-fold mission: to proclaim the good news of salvation; offer itself up as a group of people transformed by the Spirit into a community of faith, hope and love; and to bring God's justice and love to others through service in its individual, social, and political dimensions."

The three goals of youth ministry flow from this three-fold mission of the Church:



Youth ministry works to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.


Youth ministry seeks to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the faith community.


Youth ministry empowers young people to become disciples of Jesus Christ who witness to their faith by living and working for justice, peace and human dignity.

What can the Diocesan Office of youth Ministry do for You?

1.  The Office of Youth Ministry is here to provide vision, leadership and advocacy for the spiritual and professional formation of those who serve youth and young adults in the Diocese of St. Paul.

2.  Along with providing support to parishes and schools who want to further develop their existing youth program; we are also eager to assist parishes and schools commence youth programs.

3.  Training and resources are availavble for the development of a comprehensive vision of Youth Ministry to adult coordinators, youth leaders, volunteers, leaders in parishes, parents and schools for the youth and young adults.

4.  The Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry offers, to the youth and young adults of the diocese, an opportunity to experience the 'Diocesan Church' by forms of gatherings, conferences, rallies, retreats, pilgrimages, World Youth Day as well as national and international retreats, conferences and pilgrimages.