High School Youth

Youth Leadership Development

The Department of Youth Ministry offers leadership development opportunities for young people in middle school, grades 6-8, and those in high school, grades 9-12. Our youth leadership programs emphasize three areas for growth:

Discipleship: Living in relationship with Jesus, inspired by Christian values and nurtured by participation in the Catholic faith community.

Ministry: Offering actions of loving service to those in need.

Leadership: Making a difference for good with and for others in the way and example of Jesus Christ.

Catholic Youth Leadership Training

Workshops offered monthly August 2011-April 2012. Offered at Various Parish Locations throughout the Diocese.

Catholic Youth Leadership Training is a workshop series for high school age young people in leadership of programs for their peers in grades 6-12.  The program provides resources, ideas, understanding, knowledge, and skills and  techniques for the eight components of Catholic Youth Ministry: Advocacy, Catechesis, Community Life, Evangelization, Justice & Service, Leadership Development, Pastoral Care, and Prayer & Worship. Workshops are held monthly at various parishes throughout the diocese.

The 2011-2012 Schedule is as follows:

Date                            Time                           Topic                                      Location

August 27                   9:30-12:30                 Community Life

September 3             9:30-12:30                 Prayer & Worship

October 22                 9:30-12:30                 Catechesis

November 5               9:30-12:30                 Advocacy

December 3              9:30-12:30                 Pastoral Care

February 18               9:30-12:30                 Justice & Service

March 10                    9:30-12:30                 Leadership Development

April 21                       9:30-12:30                 Evangelization

Cost is $50 per person for the entire series or $10 per person per workshop.
To register for Catholic Youth Leadership Training click here.
For more information contact us at 566-3343 or dsryouth@srdiocese.org.

Catholic Youth Leadership Retreat

Thursday, August 4-Saturday, August 6, 2011
Cardinal Newman Retreat Center in Santa Rosa

The Catholic Youth Leadership Retreat is a three-day institute that will help high school young people in grades 9-12 integrate Christian Spirituality with skills for leadership. The retreat will draw upon the life of Jesus as the context for spiritual leadership in the Christian Faith Community. Interpersonal leadership skills in communication, facilitation, consensus-seeking and planning will be developed.

The Catholic Youth Leadership Retreat will be held August 4-6, 2011 at the Cardinal Newman Retreat Center, 24A Ursuline Road in Santa Rosa. The retreat schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, August 3

7-10 p.m.        Early Arrivals

Thursday, August 4

8:30 a.m.        Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30                Opening Mass

10:30              Opening Session

12:30 p.m.      Lunch & Free Time

2:00                Communication Skills Workshop

4:30                Free Time

5:30                Dinner

7:00                Spiritual Development Session

9:00                Community Life Social

10:00              Night Prayer

10:30              Prepare for Bed

11:00              Lights Out

Friday, August 5

8:30 a.m.        Breakfast

9:30                Morning Rosary

10:00              Facilitation Skills Workshop

12:30 p.m.      Lunch & Free Time

2:00                Consensus-Seeking Skills Workshop

4:30                Free Time

5:30                Dinner

7:00                Spiritual Development Session

9:00                Community Life Social

10:00              Affirmation Night Prayer

11:30              Prepare for Bed

Midnight         Lights Out

Saturday, August 6

9:00 a.m.        Continental Breakfast

9:30                Morning Rosary

10:00              Planning Skills Workshop

12:30              Lunch

1:30                Closing Session

3:30                Liturgy Prep

4:00                Commissioning Liturgy

5:00                Agape Dinner

6:30                Retreat Ends

For more information, contact us at 566-3343 or dsryouth@srdiocese.org.

 

Vertical Reality High School Leadership Retreat

Saturday, January 28, 2012
St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Rohnert Park

Our eighth annual one-day retreat is an opportunity to reflect on the person of Jesus as our model and guide for Christian Leadership. Through exploration of the scriptural episodes of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, participants will pray, discuss, share and celebrate the works of the Lord.

This year’s retreat will be held on Saturday, January 28 from 12 noon to 10 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, 4595 Snyder Lane in Rohnert Park.

In addition to large group sessions, participants will gather in small communities and journey through a series of reflection experiences that include a variety of activities. Each experience will be facilitated by members of our diocesan D-TEAM. This year’s music group is Nelson Gonzales and the Friends of Jesus. The focus of the retreat is on our spiritual growth as young leaders in the Church.

Participants are young people in their freshman year of high school through their first-year of college and their adult leaders.
Cost is $40 per person and includes t-shirt, snacks, dinner and program materials.
Please bring a bag lunch.
To register, click here.
For more information contact us at 566-3343 or dsryouth@srdiocese.org.

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