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STL Gathering for Youth Ministers

This school year we are continuing to gather with fellow youth leaders for fellowship, prayer, and collaboration. We have already had three gatherings. The first was in August at the OYM office, the second was a fun-filled fellowship at Rosalita’s Cantina, and our most recent was a special gathering hosted by Kristina Radley at Duschene High School for both youth and campus ministers. Last year we invited campus ministers to join us for the first time and both gatherings have sparked great conversation and collaboration. We meet with youth ministers every month to discuss various topics in youth ministry. Campus ministers are always welcome to join; twice a year our gatherings will focus solely on youth minister and campus minister collaboration. Read more »

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The Art of Accompaniment

On April 24th, 2018 Fr. Chris Martin shared with us the 10 Commandments of Accompaniment. A step by step guide for walking with teens on their journey toward Christ and foster vocations. If you weren't able to be there you can watch the entire talk below.

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Response to the Arrest of Jeffrey Eisenbath

Dear group leaders, chaperones, and parents,
 
I wanted to make you aware of a situation that has unfolded regarding a youth ministry volunteer who was present in the Generation Life Pilgrimage this year and has chaperoned several other youth ministry events in previous years. Mr. Jeffrey Eisenbath, who was a chaperone for Sacred Heart parish in Troy on the Pilgrimage, has been arrested by the civil authorities for possession of child pornography and felony invasion of privacy related to placing cameras in private restrooms, including in a restroom at Sacred Heart in Troy. These charges are public.
 
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Are You Being Called to Be a Youth Minister?

Do you have a desire in your heart to serve Christ and His Church? Do you feel Called to Youth Ministry? Good News, the Archdiocese of St. Louis currently has some awesome opportunities (Full-Time)! Here are few:

Coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Ellisville, MO - Full Description

Youth Minister at St. Alban Roe Parish in Wildwood, MO - Full Description

Director of Youth Ministry at St. Thomas More Newman Ctr. & Sacred Heart Parishes - Full Description

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Internship Opportunities

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OYM Summer Internship

The Office of Youth Ministry is seeking energetic, motivated, faithful self-starters for our intership program. This program offers college age students an opportunity to give a period of service to the Church, while gaining valuable experience and formation. This is a paid internship.

Summer Internship Job Description 

Internship Application

Please submit all Intern applications to Tom Lancia by March 30th, 2017. You can email or mail your application. Email: tomlancia@archstl.org Address: 20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63119

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Annual Pastoral Assembly Highlights Youth Ministry

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Every year the Archdiocese of St. Louis hosts leaders from parishes all over the diocese to discuss key issues for our Church today at the Annual Pastoral Assembly. This year the Assembly highlighted youth ministry as a vital part of the New Evangelization. 

The message sent was one of dire need but also hope. Our young people are dying for a place to be loved and call home, and our Church has an incredible opportunity to be that place for them. 

We have posted here the executive summary and a couple of videos from the event for you to look over or to share with others who may want (or need) to learn more about how youth ministry can help our parishes, our young people, our families, and our world. There are more helpful tools on our resource page as well. 

Executive Summary Read more »

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