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Office of Youth Ministry

Office Description:
The Office of Youth seeks to provide leadership, guidance, and support to parishes as they develop youth ministry programs.

Upcoming Youth Events

2015 Junior High Festival

Sunday, April 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

GFW Middle School in Fairfax

Open to youth in grades 6-8

Confession Resources

Resources for “How to Avoid Confusion and Chaos in the Confession Line" (from January 2014 edition of Gatherings Reflections)

1. "I Thirst" meditation

2. Lenten penance service

3. Stations of the Cross handout

4. Questions to accompany "In Christ Alone" YouTube video

5. How Must We Forgive? Gospel reading

6. Scripture passages to look up and read on the Passion of Jesus

7. Seven Last Words guided meditation

8. Seven Pillars of the Catholic Church, by Matthew Kelly - Contemplation

9. Activity for "Jimmy and the White Lie"

10. Lyrics for Ray Boltz's song, "The Hammer"

11. "Radio" DVD activity

Recommended Web Sites

Programs for youth ministry

1. YDisciple by the Augustine Institute, for youth ministers

2. LifeTeen for middle school- and high school-aged youth

Youth organizations and programs

Catholic Heart Work Camp

NET Ministries

Partnership For Youth

Riverbend TEC (Together Encounter Christ) retreats

Squires Circle sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, for young men


Resources for learning about the Catholic faith

The Christophers

ENDOW (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) for women and young women

Great Adventure Time Line for Teens by Ascension Press

The Keys and the Sword Teen Bible Study by Ascension Press

LifeTeen for middle school- and high school-aged youth

The Lion and the Lamb Teen Bible Study by Ascension Press

"The Mass Explained" App for iPad

T3 Teen Timeline Bible Study by Ascension Press

Theology of the Body for Teens (middle school and high School edition) by Ascension Press

That Catholic Show videos (Humorous yet Relevant: Who Knew Catholics Could Be So Fun) Watch at http://www.thatcatholicshow.newevangelizers.com/category/videos)


Resources for youth ministers

YDisciple by the Augustine Institute



Gatherings - Reflections

A monthly newsletter published by the New Ulm diocesan Offices of Youth Ministry and Religious Education

Archived issues of Gatherings * Reflections

Diocese of New Ulm

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