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 17-19Registrations are still being accepted as we have a few more spots available. However, we cannot guarantee that late registrants will receive an IGNITE t-shirt. Learn more.


LAUDATE: Forming Youth for Music Ministry! This popular four-day, three-night workshop features sessions in voice and other instruments used in liturgy. This program is designed for young people who love song, music, and faith, and want to bring them together in a fun community experience during the summer. June 8-11. Learn more. 

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 includes keynotes, workshops, liturgy, reconciliation, prayer and worship, exhibits and other special activities. Learn more.

World Youth Day

2016 WYD Poland:  Mission Youth has teamed up with our Archdiocese to offer a pilgrimage package for WYD 2016, in the homeland of St. JP II, who began the WYD experiences. Join Pope Francis and 500,000+ Catholic youth from around the world for an unforgettable experience. Learn more.

Rooted In the Vine

Rooted in the Vine (RITV): a social teaching retreat for HS youth. This 6-day retreat experience for high-school students is full of fun and eye-opening opportunities that will challenge your youth to see from others’ perspectives and grow in love of God and neighbor. July 14-19. 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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