Youth and Young Adult Ministry

The Diocesan Ministry Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministries exists to serve, train, resource and minister to and with leaders of parishes, schools and centers. By providing direction, mentorship and leadership in ministry to, with, and for youth and young adult Catholics. The Diocesan Ministry ensures that youth and young adults are ministered directly and indirectly by offering an engaging and comprehensive (i.e., spiritual, emotional, social and pastoral) approach evangelizes the heart of youth and young adults in order “to empower them to live  as disciples of Jesus Christ.” The Diocesan Ministry office also advocates a ministry to, with, and by youth and young adults, which “seeks to draw youth and young adults to a responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community.”

Some examples of what we offer throughout the year:

  • Pastoral and spiritual formation for youth and young adult leaders through meetings, in-service, trainings, retreats and national certification opportunities
  • Direct events and offerings for youth and young adults (i.e., Middle School Youth Day, Heart of the City Worship Nights, 2:42 YA Conference)
  • Pastoral support, assistance and communication to all who minister to youth and young adults in our catholic institutions
  • Advocacy for the young and young adults of our diverse communities and those who minister to them

Armando M. Cervantes, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Catherine Ord, Coordinator of Youth Ministry

Cecilia Phan, Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry

Leandra LaFon, Administrative Assistant