Youth Ministry Contact:

Cincinnati Office
100 E. Eighth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202-2193
Phone: (513) 421-3131 ext. 2741
Fax: (513) 421-1582

Dayton Office
1436 Needmore Rd.
Dayton, OH 45414
Phone: (937) 223-1001
Fax: (937) 279-9482

Youth Ministry

The OYYAM assists parents and leaders of our parish and school faith communities in developing youth and young adults into followers of Christ who live their Catholic faith as a comprehensive way of life.


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IGNITE is a high-energy, weekend discipleship retreat for youth with demonstrated leadership abilities in grade 7 and 8.  Youth will experience Catholicism as a comprehensive way of life, igniting in them the desire to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in their families, parishes and schools.  April 17-19.  Learn more.

March for Life Send-Off

March for Life: Every year, hundreds of thousands converge upon Washington DC to peacefully march in protest of the 1973 decision to legalize abortion in this country. Join 100s of young people leaving from our Archdiocese at our prayer send-off at St. Margaret of York parish, presided by Bishop Joe Binzer. January 21Learn more.

NCCYM 2014

The National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry,the largest adult conference for Catholic youth ministers in the country, will be held in San Antonio, TX.  Thousands of youth ministry leaders gather to be transformed through keynotes, workshops, networking, and more.  Dec 4-6. Learn more.

Permission Slips

New Permission Slips: If you have been using the same permission form in your ministry for several years, you may not have noticed that it has been updated. The youth permission slip was updated in 2013 and the adult slip was updated in 2014. Learn more.

Wake Up the World

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The Year of Consecrated Life: You are cordially invited to the opening liturgy for the Year of Consecrated Life at Emmanuel Parish in Dayton. Bishop Joseph Binzer will preside. Immediately following the Celebration a reception with light refreshments will be held in the Cafeteria.  November 30. Learn more.

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Youth Athletics Charter

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Charter on Catholic Youth Athletics was officially promulgated on March 1,2014.  After years of work with pastors, athletics leaders, league leaders and many others across the the Archdiocese, the Charter signals a new day and a fresh start for parish-based and elementary-age youth athletics. Learn more.

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