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.

NCYC 2015

The 2015 National Catholic Youth Conference: Join 25,000 of your closest friends for an exciting, 3-day experience that is the largest gathering for Catholic youth in the country. NCYC takes place in Indianapolis and includes keynotes, workshops, liturgy, reconciliation, prayer and worship, exhibits and other special activities. November 19-21, 2015. Learn more.

Leadership Skills

Leadership Skills for Comprehensive Youth Ministry: One of our two training courses, this course gives 15 practical hands-on training sessions on the most important skills every youth minister should have, especially in the first two years.  All are welcome, but it is a must for part-time or full-time youth ministry professionals. Classes are Thursdays, Aug 27-Dec 17. Learn more.


CHOSEN:  This one evening event includes dinner, music, and engaging presentations by Steve Angrisano to help your 6-8th grader better understand what it means to be called by Jesus as a disciple today. Make it a part of your Confirmation preparation. The evening includes a session just for parents. Moeller H.S.,  October 17. Learn more.


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iLumen is a day-long and in depth exploration of Jesus’ call to discipleship for youth in grades 7 and 8. Recognizing they are created for greatness, youth will explore the “super powers” received in Baptism and be challenged to use them to build up God’s kingdom for the life of the world. Send your deeper Jr. High kids to iLumen, and all to CHOSEN. October 17.  Learn more.

Youth in Crisis

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Caring For Youth in Crisis: Ministry leaders are often called upon to provide pastoral care for people and communities experiencing crisis. Participants will be presented with scripturally-based pastoral care guidelines, a faith-based communal model of crisis response and practical tools for both. October 20. 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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