Youth Ministers Resources

The Office of Youth Ministry in collaboration with the C.Y.O.  will be hosting training sessions for youth ministers and youth ministry volunteer teams across the Diocese of Hamilton.  The evenings will consist of opportunities for youth ministry and group discernment, program sampling and Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction.

Please choose the location and date that best suits the schedule of your team:

January 23rd, 2018 -  Holy Family Parish, Hanover

January 24th , 2018 - St. Mary of the Visitation, Cambridge

January 25th, 2018 - Holy Cross, Georgetown 

January 26th, 2018 - Immaculate Heart of Mary, Stoney Creek

Each evening will run from 6pm- 9pm.  

The only cost to attend is for the youth ministry leader to submit their "best practice" or favourite program.  This submission will then be  shared with the community of youth ministers and volunteers in attendance that session.  Please submit your "best practice" to Nicole Vaughan no later than January 19th, 2018. 

If you would like to register yourself or your volunteer team please CLICK HERE

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Nicole Vaughan 



Let's Talk Workshop 

The Family Ministry Office and the Office of Youth Ministry will be hosting a workshop on Saturday November 25th , 2017 at the Chancery Office from 10AM - 4PM.   The day will focus on young people and the challenges they face when dealing with mental health, and how you can support them in their journey.  This workshop is designed for individuals working with young people in parishes, youth groups, and schools.  All pastors, youth ministers, chaplaincy leaders, parish volunteers and parents are welcome to attend.  

The morning will consist of a speaker from CMHA and the afternoon will consist of safeTALK suicide alertness training.

Registration cost is $40.00 per person, and includes the workshops and lunch. 

Spaces are limited! To register please CLICK HERE

For more information regarding the event please contact Christina Mines 905-528-7988 ext. 2239

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Youth In Service

The Office of Justice and Peace and the Office of Youth Ministry will be co-hosting a workshop on Friday, October 20th, 2017 here at the Chancery office from 1-3 p.m. in regards to charitable giving and action with youth. There is much that we can prayerfully consider before engaging in acts of charity with young people.  How do we choose who to give to?  What Catholic organizations are there out there that we could be supporting?  Is our giving just and respectful of the genuine needs of those who are requiring our help?  Please plan to join us for this quick afternoon session.  Please see the poster below for more details.

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Youth Ministers Retreat 2017

Thank you to all who attending our Diocesan Youth Ministers Retreat on September 15-17, 2017 at Mount Mary Retreat Centre in Ancaster.  Your prayerful participation was a great blessing for us!  Special thanks to Mary Teresa Coene, Father Toby Collins and Michael Chiasson for leading us in our group sessions.  The 2018 Youth Ministers Retreat has been scheduled for September 14-16, 2018.  Save the date!

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Meet and Eats

Join us for our Deanery based gatherings to share together in meal and conversation. Bruce Grey kicked us off with these dinners in June and we had a lovely time together. Waterloo and Wellington Deanery evenings will be scheduled for the early fall.


Kickstart 30

Join us over the month of August for daily prayer, fellowship and renewal in preparation of the new ministerial year ahead!  Come away and pray.  Details can be found on the poster below:


Youth Ministry Resource: 

You Give Them Something to Eat: A Resource and Guide for Pastoral Planning for Youth Ministry in Canada. This text has been prepared by a team of Canadian youth ministers and published by CCCB Publications, this text also includes a preface by Bishop Brian Dunn of the Diocese of Antigonish. This new resource is posted on the CCCB website by clicking here, and can be freely downloaded for personal and pastoral use.  

Advent Resource Suggestions:

Looking for a quick and easy way to talk to young people about Advent?  Look no further than Busted Halo's new 2 minute video explaining the four weeks leading up to the celebration of Christmas.  (Target audience: Grades 7-12)


Liturgy Ritual Prayer .com has published advent kits for adults, youth and children.  This website has been recommended by Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, CCCB.  For more information or to access the kits please see their website