Youth Ministry Core Team

In order to have a vibrant youth ministry meeting the personal, social and spiritual needs of over 100 youth, The Director of Youth Ministry works with the Youth Ministry Core Team comprised of adult volunteers as well as confirmed youth volunteers called “peer leaders.” The Director is responsible for recruiting and providing spiritual formation and leadership training for all core members. Formation programs include the following:

For adult catechists:

  • Workshops at the Religious Education Congress & Regional Congress
  • Basic Ministry Formation
  • Confirmation Specialization and/or Youth Ministry Specialization
  • Virtus Safety Training for Adults

For peer leaders:

  • Leadership development retreats/trainings for confirmed youth to receive formation to become peer leaders (Christian Leadership Institute, Signed, Anointed, to Witness Leadership Retreat)
  • All-day training/orientation for new peer leaders at St. Rita, including training to become lectors and extraordinary ministers of the Holy Eucharist
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