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Youth Ministry

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Have you ever thought that it would be great for young people to witness and evangelize their peers as it relates to sexuality? Seven young adults have been trained in Saint Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and are ready to speak about chastity at your local high schools, elementary schools and parish youth ministries. The content of these talks and how to book these speakers are readily available on our website​. Given the current climate of sex education, the Catholic message of authentic love is ever needed. Please pass on this information to your local chaplains, teachers and school administrators. 

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Family of Faith - Youth Ministry Subsidy​​


The Pastoral Plan encourages all parishes to “seriously consider hiring a youth minister.” The Family of Faith Campaign recognizes that “hiring staff may present significant challenges for parishes with fewer resources.” If you think your parish would benefit from this subsidy and are in a position of need, you might consider discussing this with your parish and finance councils. Part of the application will include the submission of a vision for youth ministry at your parish and a job description for a youth minister. Instructions how to apply can be found here​. A committee will review applications in early June, therefore applications for consideration should be in by June 1.

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Totus Tuus Summer Camp - Parish Registration


Totus Tuus Summer Camp is returning in the summer of 2017. Have our missionaries come to your parish and facilitate a week-long camp for youth that is full of faith and fun. Day program: Grades 1 - 6. Evening program: Grades 7 - 12. Registration will open at on November 23.

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Steubenville Toronto Registration​​

Information regarding Steubenville Toronto can be found on our website:​. We will be returning to UOIT in Oshawa for 2017. Registration for groups will open on January 30 for SteubieTO 2017 - we hope to see you there!

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The Office of Catholic Youth provides consulting, training, and resources in order to start-up and sustain strong parish youth ministry at the parish level. Forming secondary partnerships (school boards, lay associations, etc.) and running programs (i.e. Totus Tuus, conferences, retreats, etc.) to help bolster the youth ministries at the parish level by bringing in focused, energetic evangelization efforts. ​​​​​​​

For more information about youth ministry in the Archdiocese, please contact us:

John MacMullen
Associate Director - Youth Ministry
416-599-7676, ext. 225​​​​