YOUTH

 

SYNOD OF BISHOPS
XV ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment

Pope Francis has called for the next Synod of Bishops in fall 2018 to be on the topic of Young People, The Faith and Vocational Discernment, to discuss how the Church can better support young people in living their faith and discerning their mission in life. To help prepare for this Synod, the Pope and Bishops are asking both Catholics and non-Catholics across the world to share their experience. This survey will also help support our own Archdiocesan Youth Office in supporting and engaging young adults in our archdiocese. Our Archdiocese of Kingston Youth Ministry Commission has selected some key questions from the questions posed by the preparatory document and reworded them to encourage and invite responses from young people (16-29 years of age) in our Archdiocese. There is also a separate survey for adults over the age of 29 that support young adults (youth ministers, teachers, parish staff, parents, parishioners, etc.) These responses will be gathered by the Youth Office and summarized. Archbishop Brendan O’Brien will submit our Archdiocesan report to Rome this fall 2017.

SURVEYS

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT
(16-30)

ADULT

 

“The Church (also) wishes to listen to your voice, your sensitivities and your faith; even your doubts and your criticism. Make your voice heard, let it resonate in communities and let it be heard by your shepherds of souls.”
Pope Francis, Letter to Young People
January 13, 2017

COORDINATOR - NADIA GUNDERT

Nadia joined the staff in September 2011, she is from the Toronto area originally and received her B.A. and BEd from York University. She also completed her Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies from St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto. Nadia's experience in the classroom, as a Chaplaincy Leader, and in parish Youth Ministry has continued to develop her love for the Church and Youth. Nadia lives in Kingston with her husband, Mike, and her children, Aaron, Hailey and Ella.

Nadia  is willing and available to help support all youth ministry leaders and their programs.Please call her at the Diocesan Centre, or email the Youth Office for information and or assistance with youth programming, activities and events.

MANDATE

The Office of Youth Ministry is to provide a vision of "Comprehensive Youth Ministry" to the Archdiocese in an effort to support youth ministry programs and activities in parishes.  The Youth Ministry Office is responsible for the development of a Commission to help and support youth ministry and foster communication throughout the Archdiocese.  The office will collaborate with the Archbishop, priests and laity in the formation of Youth Ministry goals and activities, and to help support all parishes to be "youth friendly."
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

• Sept 5
First Day of School
• Sept 9
Duc In Altum Team Retreat Day (Cornwall)
• Sept 13
Duc in Altum Info Night at 7pm (Diocesan Centre, Kingston)
• Sept 15 – 16
Called and Gifted Workshop (Ottawa)
• Sept 30
Day of Reflection & Renewal for All Involved in Ministry (Providence Spirituality Centre)
• Oct 13-15
Opening Duc in Altum Retreat Weekend (Perth)
• Oct 16
ALCDSB Music Workshop with Josh Blakesley (Napanee)
• Oct 17
WITNESS (Youth Faith Day) – St. Francis de Sales Church (Smiths Falls)
• Oct 18
WITNESS (Youth Faith Day) – St. Francis Xavier Church (Brockville)
• Oct 19
WITNESS (Youth Faith Day) – St. Michael the Archangel Church (Belleville)
• Oct 20
WITNESS (Youth Faith Day) – St. Mary’s Cathedral (Kingston)
• Oct 20
XLT (Exalt) – Evening of Praise & Worship & Eucharistic Adoration with Josh Blakesley at St. Mary’s Cathedral. All are welcome!


 

 

GOALS OF YOUTH MINISTRY

  • Foster the total personal and spiritual growth of young people.
  • To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
  • To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.

 

YOUTH MINISTRY OFFICE SUPPORT

  • The Youth Ministry Office provides general and specific youth ministry support for parishes, priests, and youth ministry leaders.
  • Consultant Visits to Parishes
  • Youth Ministry Training Session
  • Youth Ministry Programming Support for Parishes
  • Retreats
  • Archdiocesan Shine Like The Son Youth Conference
  • Resource Sharing & Development
  • Young Adult Ministry, Duc In Altum Discernment Journey
  • World Youth Day Pilgrimages
  • Archdiocesan Participation in Steubenville Toronto Youth Conference
  • Deanery & Archdiocesan Youth Events
  • National Evangelization Team (NET) Coordination for the Archdiocese

YOUTH MINISTRY
AUGUST 2017 UPDATE

YOUTH RESOURCES

 

YOUTH PHOTO GALLERIES

 

TOTUS TUUS SUMMER CAMP 2017

STEUBENVILLE 2017

 


SHINE LIKE THE SON - YOUTH CONFERENCE
PHOTO GALLERY by Sharon Buffett