This ministry within the Office of Faith Formation works to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of youth ministers, young adult coordinators, campus ministers, volunteers and other leaders who support the Youth and Young Adults of our Diocese. Our purpose is to serve the leaders of the parishes, schools and centers and to provide direction and leadership in ministry to young Catholics. The ministry fosters comprehensive spiritual, emotional, psychological, social and physical development of youth. We support a ministry to, with, and by youth, which “seeks to draw young people to a responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic Faith Community” (Renewing the Vision, USCCB,1997). Check Parishes Section for Coordinators of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.

We Offer:

  • Advocacy for the youth and young adults of our communities and those who minister to
  • Spiritual Formation by encouraging strong Catholic Identity, prayer and reflection.
  • Pastoral Support and assistance to all who minister to youth and young adults in our Catholic
  • Communication with Parish Catechetical
  • Pastoral Formation for youth ministers through monthly meetings and in-service training and National Certification opportunities.


Armando M. Cervantes, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries



Mary Anderson, Administrative Assistant