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					       Archdiocese of
    Galveston-Houston
  Office of Youth Ministry



    2011-2012
Program Calendar
Administration                                                                                 Spirituality of the Youth Ministry Leader
Department/Staff Supervision             Department Budget                                     CYM Connect           CYM Retreat
Inter Department Collaboration           CYM Hiring Process
Archdiocesan Youth Ministry Policy/Procedures                                                  Youth Formation Programs (Youth In Grades 9-12)
                                                                                               Foundation: High School Leadership Institute
Adult Formation                                                                                Next Generation
Youth Ministry Certification Process
                                                                                               Justice Peace & Service Formation (Youth in Grades 9-12)
Conferences (Youth in Grades 9-12)                                                             Catholic Summer Immersion (C.S.I.)
Archdiocesan Youth Conference (AYC)                                     Brian K. Johnson       Justice Peace & Service Education                                             Joseph Mele
Advocacy                                                                    Director           Conferences (Youth in Grades 9-12)                                          Associate Director
African American Youth Ministry Advisory Committee                    bjohnson@archgh.org      Region 10 Catholic Youth Conference                                         jmele@archgh.org
Archdiocesan Youth Council
Archdiocesan Adult Formation for Ministry Board                                                Pastoral Care Ministry for Youth
Archdiocesan Youth Advisory Board                                                              Support for youth ministry leaders to aid in fostering healthy growth and development for youth
LIFE TEEN, Inc. Area Contact
Parish Consultation                                                                            Public Relations/Publicity                             Advocacy
                                                                                               OYM Website                                            Parish Consultation
                                                                                               OYM Hotwire                                            CYM Relational Ministry
Adult Formation                                                                                Texas Catholic Herald Youth Page
Basic Certificate in Youth Ministry
CYM Orientation, Mentoring , and Professional Development
Entrenamiento Para Retiros
Youth Ministry Leadership Institute                                                            Adult Formation
                                                                                               Retreat Formation - Creating Sacred Space
Youth Formation Programs (Youth In Grades 9-12)
Esperanza: Hispanic Youth Retreat                                                              Youth Formation (Youth in Grades 6-8)
Word of God - Scripture Study                                               Norma Torok        Extreme Challenge (Junior High Field Day)
                                                                          Associate Director   Junior High Youth Rally
Conferences (Adult Formation)                                            ntorok@archgh.org     The Quest (Junior High Leadership Formation)
Archdiocesan Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry                                             Peacemakers (Junior High Youth Formation Program)
National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry                                                                                                                              Randy Adams
                                                                                               Youth Evangelization / Retreat Ministry                                    Associate Director
Advocacy                                                                                       National Evangelization Team (NET)
ACPM                            Hispanic Youth Ministry Advisory Committee                                                                                               radams@archgh.org
Parish Consultation                                                                            Conferences (Youth in Grades 9-12)
                                                                                               National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
                                                                                               Advocacy
                              Luz Guerrero                                                     Archdiocesan Evangelization Commission                 Youth Ministry Recognition Awards
                              Administrative Assistant                                         Archdiocesan Vocations Committee                       Parish Consultation
                              lguerrero@archgh.org


                                                                                               Adult Formation (Training/Certificates of Completion Programs)
                                                                                               Adolescent Catechesis Formation
                                                                                               Human Sexuality Catechist Formation
                                                     Elda Skrehot                              Confirmation Coordinator and Catechist Formation
                                           Administrative Assistant                            Whole Community Catechesis
                                             eskrehot@archgh.org
                                                                                               Youth Formation Programs (Youth In Grades 9-12)
                                                                                               Youth Evening of Prayer

               Office of Youth Ministry Staff                                                  Advocacy
                                                                                                                                                                             Mark Ciesielski
                                                                                                                                                                            Associate Director
                                                                                               Parish Consultation                                                        mciesielski@archgh.org
                     Key Responsibilities
         PROGRAM



                                                                               July 2011
   DEADLINE DATES



        May 27
  AYC 2011 Scholarship
                                                                                                         Office of Youth Ministry - Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
    Applications Due
                                     Sun                 Mon             Tue              Wed                     Thu                     Fri                    Sat
          June 20
      AYC 2011 Hotel
      Reservation Due                                                                                                                     1BCYM Summer 2
                                                                                                                                             Intensive
                                                                                                                                                Registration
          June 20
                                                                                                                                                   Due
     AYC 2011 Regular
      Registration Due

        June 30
                                     3                   4               5                6       OYM
                                                                                                                  7                       8                      9
AYC 2011 Late Registration                                                                    Staff Meeting
          Due

         July 1
 BCYM Rergistration Due
                                     10                  11              12               13                      14                      15                     16
                                                                                                                                              55th Archdiocesan Youth Conference
  for Summer Intensive                                                                                                                               Hilton Americas Hotel



                                     17                  18              19               20                      21          YMLI
                                                                                                                                          22                     23
                                     55th Archdiocesan                                     Basic Certificate in Youth Ministry - Week 1
                                     Youth Conference
                                      Hilton Americas                     Renewing the      Ethics & Crisis         Evangelization              Pastoral
                                           Hotel                             Vision          Management                                          Care



                                     24                  25              26               27                      28                      29                     30
                                                                               Basic Certificate in Youth Ministry - Week 2

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston                          Catechetical     Leadership           Prayer &            Justice, Peace,            Retreat
          Office of Youth Ministry                        Formation       Development           Worship              and Service              Formation
     2403 E. Holcombe Boulevard
              Houston, TX 77021

             Phone: 713-741-8723     31
               Fax: 713-741-8775
        PROGRAM




                                                                          August 2011
   DEADLINE DATES


      August 29
BCYM Registration Due for
   Monthly Program                                                                                             Office of Youth Ministry - Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

                                      Sun              Mon                Tue                  Wed                    Thu                   Fri                   Sat

                                                       1                  2                    3         OYM
                                                                                                                      4                     5                     6
                                                                                                     Staff Meeting

                                                                                  Region 10 Catholic Youth Ministry Diocesan Leaders Meeting - El Paso, TX



                                      7                8                  9                    10                     11                    12                    13
                                                                      Catechetical Leadership Days



                                      14               15                 16                   17                     18                    19                    20
                                                       FEAST OF THE                                       OYM
                                                       ASSUMPTION                                                               YMLI                                  Confirmation
                                                                                                      Staff Meeting
                                                           CHANCERY                                                                                                    Catechist
                                                            CLOSED                                                                                                     Formation



                                      21               22                 23                   24                     25                    26                    27
                                                                                                                                                  Archdiocesan Youth Council Weekend
                                                                                                                                                             Camp Kappe


 Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

                                      28               29                 30                   31
           Office of Youth Ministry
      2403 E. Holcombe Boulevard
               Houston, TX 77021
                                       Archdiocesan
                                       Youth Council   BCYM Monthly           Confirmation
              Phone: 713-741-8723                                             Coordinator
                Fax: 713-741-8775        Weekend          Program
                                                                               Formation
                                       Camp Kappe      Registration Due
       PROGRAM




                                                 September 2011
  DEADLINE DATES


     September 22
    ACCYM Regular
    Registration Due                                                          Office of Youth Ministry - Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
        Sept. 26
   The Quest Regular
                                     Sun   Mon             Tue   Wed                 Thu                 Fri           Sat

                                                                                     1                   2             3
    Registration Due

     September 29
    AYC Animators
    Registrations Due



                                     4     5LABOR DAY
                                                           6     7                   8                   9             10
                                                                      OYM                                                BCYM Monthly
                                            CHANCERY              Staff Meeting                                           “Renewing the
                                             CLOSED                                                                          Vision”



                                     11    12              13    14                  15       YMLI       16            17
                                                                                                                           Archdiocesan
                                                                                     AYC Coordinating
                                                                                                                            Catechists
                                                                                       Team Mtg.
                                                                                                                               Day



                                     18    19              20    21                  22ACCYM 23
                                                                                       Regular                         24
                                                                         OYM              Registration
                                                                     Staff Meeting           Due

                                                                                         CYM Connect
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
          Office of Youth Ministry
     2403 E. Holcombe Boulevard
              Houston, TX 77021      25    26              27    28                  29                  30
             Phone: 713-741-8723             The Quest                                       AYC
               Fax: 713-741-8775              Regular                                     Animators
                                            Registration                                  Registration
                                               Due                                           Due
       PROGRAM



                                                              October 2011
  DEADLINE DATES


       October 3
  The Quest Late/Final                                                            Office of Youth Ministry - Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
    Registration Due
                                     Sun   Mon                Tue   Wed                 Thu                  Fri                   Sat
     October 7
ACCYM Late Registration
       Due                                                                                                                         1       BCYM
                                                                                                                                           Monthly
                                                                                                                                          “Ethics &
                                                                                                                                            Crisis
                                                                                                                                         Management”
       October 20
  Peacemakers Regular
    Registration Due                 2     3    The Quest
                                                  Late
                                                              4     5                   6                    7      ACCYM
                                                                                                                      Late
                                                                                                                                   8      The Quest
                                                                            OYM
                                               Registration             Staff Meeting                              Registration
       October 27
                                                  Due                                                                 Due
    Peacemakers Late
    Registration Due
                                     9     10                 11    12                  13                   14                    15
                                                                                                                                       AYC Youth
                                                                                                                                       Animators’
                                                                                            CYM Connect
                                                                                                                                       Orientation



                                     16    17                 18    19                  20        YMLI       21                    22
                                                                                         AYC Coordinating
                                                                                           Team Mtg.
                                                                            OYM
                                                                                           Peacemakers
                                                                        Staff Meeting
                                                                                              Regular
                                                                                          Registration Due



Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
                                     23    24                 25    26                  27                   28                    29
          Office of Youth Ministry                                                        Peacemakers                 Archdiocesan Conference
     2403 E. Holcombe Boulevard                                                                Late                  on Catholic Youth Ministry
              Houston, TX 77021                                                                                        -Intercontinental Hotel-
                                                                                         Registration Due
             Phone: 713-741-8723
               Fax: 713-741-8775

                                     30    31
       PROGRAM



                                                 November 2011
  DEADLINE DATES



                                                                                 Office of Youth Ministry - Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

                                     Sun   Mon    Tue              Wed                 Thu                 Fri                   Sat

                                                  1                2                   3                   4                     5
                                                                                                                                          BCYM
                                                       FEAST OF                                                                          Monthly
                                                      ALL SAINTS                                                                       Evangelization
                                                                       OYM
                                                      CHANCERY
                                                                   Staff Meeting                                                     Peacemakers
                                                       CLOSED
                                                                                                                                    Jr. High Social
                                                                                                                                   Justice Formation



                                     6     7      8                9                   10                  11                    12
                                                                                           CYM Connect




                                     13    14     15               16                  17       YMLI
                                                                                                           18                    19
                                                                           OYM
                                                                       Staff Meeting
                                                                                                  Nation Catholic Youth Conference - NCYC
                                                                                                            Indianapolis, Indiana




                                     20    21     22               23                  24                  25                    26
                                                                                             THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

                                                                                               CHANCERY CLOSED
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
          Office of Youth Ministry

                                     27    28     29               30
     2403 E. Holcombe Boulevard
              Houston, TX 77021

             Phone: 713-741-8723
               Fax: 713-741-8775
       PROGRAM



                                                                  December 2011
  DEADLINE DATES


       December 5
 CYM Retreat Regular                                                                                    Office of Youth Ministry - Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
       Registration
Due...Registration is Late           Sun                 Mon                Tue           Wed                 Thu                 Fri                 Sat
      after this Date

                                                                                                              1                   2                   3
                                                                                                                                    Archdiocesan Youth Council Weekend
                                                                                                                  CYM Connect
                                                                                                                                               Camp Kappe




                                     4                   5                  6             7                   8                   9                   10
                                         Archdiocesan                                             OYM          FEAST OF THE
                                         Youth Council                                        Staff Meeting    IMMACULATE
                                           Weekend
                                                                                                               CONCEPTION
                                                                                                                  CHANCERY
                                                                                                                   CLOSED



                                     11                  12                 13            14                  15        YMLI      16                  17
                                                                        OYM
                                                               Department Planning Days                        AYC Coordinating
                                                                Staff Out of the Office                          Team Mtg.




                                     18                  19 Retreat 20
                                                          CYM
                                                                                          21                  22                  23                  24
                                                                                                  OYM                              CHRISTMAS
                                                           Regular                            Staff Meeting                        CHANCERY
                                                          Registration                                                              CLOSED
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston                                                                                                    Half-Day
          Office of Youth Ministry                           Due
     2403 E. Holcombe Boulevard
              Houston, TX 77021
                                     25                  26                 27            28                  29                  30                  31
             Phone: 713-741-8723                          CHRISTMAS
               Fax: 713-741-8775                          CHANCERY
                                                           CLOSED
       PROGRAM



                                                          January 2012
  DEADLINE DATES


       January 3
   CYM Retreat Late
                                                                                          Office of Youth Ministry - Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
    Registration Due

      January 23                     Sun   Mon              Tue             Wed                  Thu                   Fri         Sat
Junior High Youth Rally
Regular Registration Due
                                     1     2                3               4                    5                     6           7
                                             NEW YEAR’S      CYM Retreat                                                             BCYM Monthly
                                              HOLIDAY
                                                                Late                 OYM                                              “Catechetical
                                               CHANCERY      Registration        Staff Meeting                                         Formation”
                                                CLOSED          Due


                                     8     9                10              11                   12                    13          14
                                                                            CYM Retreat - Circle Lake Retreat Center




                                     15    16
                                           MARTIN LUTHER
                                                            17              18                   19                    20          21
                                              KING JR
                                             BIRTHDAY
                                                                                                  AYC Coordinating
                                                                                    OYM
                                                                                                    Team Mtg.
                                             CHANCERY                           Staff Meeting
                                              CLOSED


                                     22    23               24              25                   26                    27          28
                                           Jr. High Youth
                                           Rally Regular
                                            Registration
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston                 Due
          Office of Youth Ministry

                                     29    30               31
     2403 E. Holcombe Boulevard
              Houston, TX 77021

             Phone: 713-741-8723
               Fax: 713-741-8775
        PROGRAM



                                                       February 2012
   DEADLINE DATES


       February 6
 Junior High Youth Rally                                                                              Office of Youth Ministry - Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  Late Registration Due
                                      Sun   Mon                 Tue                    Wed                     Thu                    Fri                Sat
       February 17
    Nomination Due for
Archdiocesan Youth Council                                                             1                       2                      3                  4
                                                                                              OYM                                                         BCYM Monthly
       February 20                                                                        Staff Meeting                                                     “Leadership
                                                                                                                                                           Development”
 Professional Growth Day
     Registration Due

                                      5     6 Jr.Rally Late 7
                                                  High Youth
                                                                                       8                       9                      10                 11
                                               Registration
                                                  Due
                                              National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry Membership Meeting - Various OYM Staff Out of the Office
                                                                            Hosted by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston



                                      12    13                  14                     15                      16                     17                 18
                                                                                               OYM                 CYM Connect         Youth Council     Jr High Youth Rally
                                                                                           Staff Meeting                                Nominations            Hosted by
                                                                                                                                                           St. Thomas More
                                                                                                                      YMLI                 Due                   Parish



                                      19    20
                                             Professional
                                                          21                           22                      23                     24                 25
                                                                                             ASH                AYC Coordinating
                                             Growth Day                                   WEDNESDAY               Team Mtg.
                                             Registration
                                                Due
                                                                         Region 10 Catholic Youth Ministry Diocesan Leaders Meeting - Laredo, TX
 Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
           Office of Youth Ministry
      2403 E. Holcombe Boulevard
               Houston, TX 77021

              Phone: 713-741-8723
                Fax: 713-741-8775
                                      26    27                  28                     29
       PROGRAM



                                                               March 2012
  DEADLINE DATES



                                                                                   Office of Youth Ministry - Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

                                     Sun                 Mon   Tue   Wed                 Thu                  Fri                 Sat

                                                                                         1                    2                   3     BCYM Monthly
                                                                                                                                          “Prayer &
                                                                                                                                          Worship”
                                                                                             Youth Ministry
                                                                                              Professional
                                                                                                                    Archdiocesan Youth Council
                                                                                              Growth Day
                                                                                                                       Discernment Weekend
                                                                                                                            Circle Lake



                                     4   Archdiocesan
                                         Youth Council
                                                         5     6     7                   8                    9                   10
                                                                                                                                    Human Sexuality
                                          Discernment                        OYM
                                                                                                                                      Catechists
                                           Weekend                       Staff Meeting
                                                                                                                                      Formation




                                     11                  12    13    14                  15                   16                  17
                                                                                                YMLI




                                     18                  19    20    21      OYM
                                                                                         22                   23                  24Human Sexuality
                                                                         Staff Meeting
                                                                                           CYM Connect                                Catechesis
                                                                                                                                      Formation
                                                                                          AYC Coordinating
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston                                                            Team Mtg.
          Office of Youth Ministry

                                     25                  26    27    28                  29                   30                  31
     2403 E. Holcombe Boulevard
              Houston, TX 77021

             Phone: 713-741-8723
               Fax: 713-741-8775
         PROGRAM



                                                                         April 2012
    DEADLINE DATES


         April 9
Extreme Challenge Regular
                                                                                         Office of Youth Ministry - Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
     Registration Due

          April 11                   Sun          Mon                Tue   Wed                 Thu                   Fri            Sat

                                     1            2                  3     4                   5                     6              7
 Professional Growth Day
     Registration Due
                                                                           HOLY WEEK
         April 16
  Extreme Challenge Late                  PALM                                     OYM             HOLY                     GOOD       HOLY
     Registration Due                    SUNDAY                                Staff Meeting     THURSDAY                  FRIDAY    SATURDAY


                                     8            9 Challenge 10
                                                     Extreme               11                  12                    13             14
                                         EASTER        Regular               Professional                                            BCYM Monthly
                                         SUNDAY       Registration           Growth Day                                               Justice, Peace,
                                                                                                                                       and Service
                                                         Due               Registration Due


                                     15           16                 17    18                  19        Youth
                                                                                                        Ministry
                                                                                                      Professional
                                                                                                                     20             21
                                                                                                      Growth Day                    Extreme Challenge
                                                    Extreme                        OYM
                                                                                                                                    Jr. High Field Day
                                                  Challenge Late               Staff Meeting
                                                                                                      YMLI
                                                   Registration
                                                       Due
                                                                                                AYC Coordinating
                                                                                                  Team Mtg.



                                     22           23                 24    25                  26                    27             28
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
          Office of Youth Ministry
     2403 E. Holcombe Boulevard
              Houston, TX 77021

             Phone: 713-741-8723
               Fax: 713-741-8775     29           30
        PROGRAM



                                                                              May 2012
   DEADLINE DATES


        May 25
  AYC 2012 Scholarship
                                                                                             Office of Youth Ministry - Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
    Applications Due

                                      Sun                Mon            Tue     Wed                 Thu                Fri                 Sat
          May 31
Catholic Summer Immersion
  (CSI) Registrations Due
                                                                        1       2                   3                  4                   5
                                                                                        OYM             Pastor/PCL
                                                                                                                                              BCYM Monthly
                                                                                    Staff Meeting        Luncheon
                                                                                                                                                 “Retreat
                                                                                                                                                Formation”



                                      6                  7              8       9                   10                 11                  12


                                      13                 14             15      16                  17       YMLI      18                  19
                                                                                     OYM                                 Youth Council Leadership Team Mtg.
                                                                                                    AYC Coordinating
                                                                                 Staff Meeting                                     Camp Kappe
                                                                                                      Team Mtg.




                                      20                 21             22      23                  24                 25                  26
                                        Youth Council
                                       Leadership Team                                                                  AYC 2012
                                                                                                      CYM Gathering     Scholarship
                                            Mtg.
                                                                                                       and Luncheon
                                         Camp Kappe                                                                     Apps Due
 Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
           Office of Youth Ministry
      2403 E. Holcombe Boulevard
               Houston, TX 77021
                                      27                 28             29      30                  31
                                                         MEMORIAL                                        Catholic
              Phone: 713-741-8723                          DAY                                           Summer
                Fax: 713-741-8775                            CHANCERY                                   Immersion
                                                              CLOSED                                    Registration
                                                                                                           Due
        PROGRAM




                                                                  June 2012
   DEADLINE DATES


         June 4
Youth Ministry Recognition
    Nominations Due                                                                               Office of Youth Ministry - Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

        June 15                       Sun   Mon                 Tue                   Wed                     Thu                Fri             Sat
 BCYM Summer Intensive
    Registration Due
                                                                                                                                 1               2
      June 19
FOUNDATION Registration
        Due


        June 18
AYC 2012 Hotel Reservation
                                      3     4 Ministry
                                               Youth
                                                                5                     6                       7                  8               9
          Due                                Recognition                                    AYC Youth Animators Formation
                                             Nominations                                       Cameron Retreat Center
         June 18                                Due
    AYC 2011 Regular
     Registration Due

                                      10    11                  12                    13                      14                 15 Summer 16
                                                                                                                                 BCYM
                                             CSI: Catholic Summer Immersion Social Justice Program                                 Intensive
                                                             Cameron Retreat Center                                               Registration
                                                                                                                                      Due


                                      17    18 2012 19
                                             AYC
                                                                                      20                      21          YMLI   22              23
                                                Hotel              Foundation                  OYM
                                                                   Registration            Staff Meeting      AYC Coordinating
                                             Reservations                                                       Team Mtg.
 Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston             & Regular               Due
           Office of Youth Ministry          Registrations
      2403 E. Holcombe Boulevard
                                                 Due
               Houston, TX 77021

              Phone: 713-741-8723
                Fax: 713-741-8775     24    25                  26                    27                      28                 29              30
                                                                           Basic Certificate in Youth Ministry - Week 1
                                                                                                  Adult Formation Programs
                                                                                                  Contact: Norma Torok, Associate Director
                                                                                                             ntorok@archgh.org


      Basic Certificate in Youth Ministry                                                    YMLI: Youth Ministry Leadership Institute
The Basic Certificate in Youth Ministry Formation is a ministry-training program         Youth Ministry Leadership Institute is the second level of ongoing formation
for those in leadership with youth. It equips youth ministers with the entry-level        program for Coordinators of Youth Ministry who have received their Basic
skills and understanding needed for creative and comprehensive ministry with             Certificate in Youth Ministry. It is a two year program focusing on advanced
early adolescents (11-13) or older adolescents (14-18).                                     skills and theology development. This is a collaborative effort with the
                                                                                                           Office of Continuing Christian Education
All sessions offer sacred moments to nourish the spirituality of the minister.
A two to three page reflection paper is required after each session due at the         National and local facilitators who are experts in their fields help to facilitate the
following session. One newly created project on any topic presented in the             program by providing the latest information and theories in Catechesis and Youth
program due one month after the final session. Under Archdiocesan policy all                                               Ministry.
Youth Ministry Leaders must complete the Basic Certificate Program before or
during the first year of ministry with the Archdiocese.                                Criteria for Entrance into the Institute:
                                                                                        Practical experience in ministry
                             When & Where                                               Completion of Formation Toward Christian Ministry (FTCM)
                                                                                        Completion of Basic Certificate in Youth Ministry (BCYM)
The program consists of 9 sessions and is offered in two formats: one Saturday a        Two written recommendations (one must be from the Pastor)
 month, August through December and February through May or the Summer                  Interview with the program administrator
               Intensive model weekdays at the end of July.
                                                                                       Program Benefits:
   All sessions are 9:00am until 4:00pm at St. Dominic Archdiocesan Center.             Exposure to the most recent and innovative theory and approaches for
                 Participants may enter the program at any time.                          comprehensive youth ministry
                                                                                        Solid Theological foundation
                                                                                        Preparation for empowering teams for ministry
   Archdiocesan Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry                                   Shared faith, fellowship, and networking
                                                                                        Personal, spiritual, and ministerial growth

 Archdiocesan Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry is an adult conference on          When & Where
 youth ministry and innovative ministry to, with, by and for youth. This exciting      The program begins each year with the CYM Retreat held in January and
 offering is designed for youth ministry leaders, catechetical leaders, clergy, core   continues once a month for the full two years. Each class is held from 9:00 a.m.
   team members, parents, catechists, teachers, and coaches offered biennially.        until 3:00 p.m. during the week at the Chancery at St. Dominic Archdiocesan
                                                                                       Center.
Additionally, ACCYM provides the latest information, models, and hot topics for
             those working with youth in grades 6-8 as well as 9-12.                   For Requirements and Registration
                                                                                       Contact Norma Torok (ntorok@archgh.org)
                    Adolescent Catechesis                                                                        Human Sexuality Formation
          Contact: Mark Ciesielski, Associate Director                                            Archdiocesan policy and its implementation directs that every child from grades
                   mciesielski@archgh.org                                                         K-12 in parishes and Catholic schools receive a systematic formation in human
                                                                                                  sexuality. This formation will clarify one’s personal values & beliefs about
                                                                                                  sexuality in light of the official Catholic vision/teachings for human sexuality.

                   Sacrament of Confirmation                                                      Catechist formation includes a basic 12-hour content course in human sexuality
                                                                                                  catechesis. The course provides a Scriptural & Christian anthropological
                      Confirmation Coordinators                                                   foundation for Church teachings with an introduction to teaching methods,
                                                                                                  approved resources, and how to create parent partnerships.
The Office of Youth Ministry in conjunction with the Office of Continuing Christian
Education offers workshops for the beginner & experienced DRE/CYM/Confirmation
Coordinator which are grounded in the revised Archdiocesan Confirmation Guidelines                Catechists in formal ministry of catechesis in sexuality must complete all
[2000], the workshop will offer the beginner-level coordinator the practical ideas for            requirements for this course prior to teaching. This may include persons in
designing and implementing Confirmation formation with adolescents. This is a workshop            pastoral, family, or youth ministry.- Archdiocesan Sexuality Catechesis
to assist the catechists, core team members with practical Confirmation catechetical              Guidelines & Resources, Guideline VII, p.15
approaches.

                        Confirmation Catechists
Workshops have been designed to assist the catechists, core team members with practical
                                                                                                     Adolescent Catechesis Catechist Formation
Confirmation catechetical approaches. In particular to provide:
 Effective catechetical approaches and resources for relational ministry with
     adolescents.                                                                                 Adolescent Catechesis is emphasized within the context of Comprehensive Youth
 Catechetical methods which help deepen the Confirmation candidate’s relationship                Ministry. Adult formation in adolescent catechesis is offered to catechetical
     with Christ and foster a more lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit – his action, gifts,   leaders through the Basic Certificate for Youth Ministry program and the Basic
     and biddings in order to be more capable of assuming the apostolic responsibilities of       Formation for Catechetical Leadership programs.
     Christian life [CCC #1309].
The workshops use small group discussion & interactive, experiential approaches to help the       Formation in adolescent catechesis is also offered to catechists and core team
participant make local applications.                                                              members at regional Catechist Days. Leaders are instructed in the in the use of the
                                                                                                  Archdiocesan Catechetical Guidelines for Children and Adolescents and the
                                                                                                  selection of appropriate catechetical texts. Catechists are instructed in age
     Certification for Youth Ministry Leaders                                                     appropriate learning methods, lesson planning, and the use of catechetical texts
                                                                                                  and resources in conformity with the Archdiocesan guidelines and the Bishop’s
                 Contacts: Brian K. Johnson, Director                                             Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism.
                        bjohnson@archgh.org

                      In November, 2005 the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and
                      Accreditation approved standards and procedures for the certification of youth ministry leaders in the
                      Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. This national certification serves as recognition of completion of
                      advanced levels of youth leader formation and ministry competencies.

                      The prerequisites for application for certification include completion of Basic Certificate in Youth Ministry,
                      Formation Towards Christian Ministry and Youth Ministry Leadership Institute or comparable levels of
                      formation and experience. Call the Office of Youth Ministry, 713.741.8723, for further information about the
                      certification process.
               Youth Ministry Recognitions                                          Ellen Burns Recognition for Gospel Values of Justice and Peace
                                                                                    This recognition is given to an adult who provides models and programs to
          Contact: Randy Adams, Associate Director                                  educate the church community in fulfilling its responsibility to educate youth for
                                                                                    justice and to call young people to action on behalf of others. It is given to a
                    radams@archgh.org                                               person whose life models the Gospel values of justice and peace. (Coordinators of
                                                                                    Youth Ministry, Core Team Members, Key Volunteers can be nominated)
  These very special recognitions are given to honor youth and adults for their
outstanding dedication in youth ministry. These honorees are nominated from the
                                                                                    Rose Mary Hood Memorial Recognition
parish level throughout the Archdiocese and the recipients are then selected by a   For the Outstanding Coordinator of Youth Ministry
       special committee pulled together by the Office of Youth Ministry.           This recognition is given to a recognized parish Coordinator of Youth Ministry
                                                                                    who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of youth ministry
   These recognitions will be given out prior to the Closing Mass during the        skills through innovative techniques, creative materials, and practical applications.
                       Archdiocesan Youth Conference
                                                                                    Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Recognition for
 All youth leaders, core team members, volunteers, parish staff and parents are     Diocesan/Deanery/Parish Youth Ministry
                      encouraged to nominate individuals.                           This recognition is given to the adult who has made a significant contribution in
                                                                                    youth ministry and who has served as an outstanding model of service to others in
                       Nominations Due by June 4, 2012                              youth ministry on the Diocesan, Deanery, or Parish levels. (Core Team Members,
                                                                                    Key Volunteers can be nominated)

                                                                                    Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Good Shepherd Recognition
                                                                                    This recognition is given to a priest of the Archdiocese who continues to promote
                                                                                    and foster comprehensive youth ministry on the Archdiocesan, Deanery, or Parish
                                                                                    level. (Pastors or parochial vicars can be nominated)

                                                                                    Youth for Christ Recognition
                                                                                    This recognition is given to teens who have made a significant contribution in
                                                                                    youth ministry as outstanding models of service to other youth on the Diocesan,
                                                                                    Deanery, or Parish levels of youth ministry. (Only high school youth may be
                                                                                    nominated)
  Archdiocesan Junior High Youth Rally                                                         Early Adolescent Programs
The Archdiocesan Junior High Youth                                                                     (Youth in Grades 6-8)
Rally is an annual day for
Early Adolescents (grades 6th -8th) to
                                                                                              Contact: Randy Adams, Associate Director
gather together in                                                                                      radams@archgh.org
community to pray, share, learn and
celebrate with the larger archdiocesan
family their Catholic faith. This is a
high energy                                                                                             Extreme Challenge
one-day event provides early
adolescents from throughout the                                                       Extreme Challenge is a day of fun and fellowship where Junior High youth in
Archdiocese exposure to top keynote                                                 grades 6th -8th play crazy games, dance, eat, pray, build community, and celebrate
presenters, workshops, hands-on activities and liturgy which builds their own       our faith in prayer and liturgy. The day also features The Lion’s Den where teams
sense of Catholic community, evangelization and deeper relationship with             compete in a quiz show atmosphere to test their knowledge of the Catholic faith.
Christ.                                                                              Physical condition or skill level doesn't matter; there are games for everyone. It
                                                                                    also provides creative ideas for CYMs, core teams, and volunteers to take back to
Throughout the day, youth and adults deepen their faith by participating in a                                      their own parish/school.
wide variety of fun and faith-filled activities which focus on instructions of
faith, community building and moral teaching of the Church. Participants are
also exposed to variety of Catholic service organizations and hand-on service                                      Registration
projects in the Grand Midway. Each year a new theme is selected which                  Registration Deadlines: April 9, 2012 (Regular) and April 16, 2012 (Late)
focuses on issues that effect the Junior High youth.

                              Registration                                                                   PEACEMAKERS
 Registration Deadlines: January 23, 2012 (Regular) and February 6, 2012 (Late)
                                                                                                                                This is a one-day workshop for both
                                                                                                                                Early Adolescent youth (grades 6-8)
                               THE QUEST                                                                                        and their leaders to discuss and explore
                                                                                                                                the problems facing youth during the
       JUNIOR HIGH LEADERSHIP FORMATION                                                                                         Junior High Years regarding bullying,
                                                                                                                                cliques, harassment (physical, mental)
                                                                                                                                and conflicts which have become
    The Quest is a leadership program designed for youth in grades 7 th and 8th.                                                prevalent in school, in their
                                                                                                                                neighborhood and even at church youth
The program introduces youth to the Servant-Leadership model by providing them
   with the building blocks needed for peer ministry. Through skits, community                                                  functions. The program would offer
  building games and activities, workshops, and prayer, youth will discover their                                               Christ like models for stopping bulling
gifts and learn how to plan and implement Junior High activities and programs for   (both at school and on the internet), teach conflict management /resolution, peer
                                their parish/school.                                mediation, as well as peer ministry skills for youth. The program could be
                                                                                    designed to either be conducted on various levels (Archdiocesan, deanery, parish
                                                                                    or Catholic school).
                               Registration
  Registration Deadlines: September 26, 2011 (Regular) and October 3, 2011 (Late)
                                                                                                                   Registration
                                                                                       Registration Deadlines: October 20, 2011 (Regular) and October 27, 2011 (Late)
         Catholic Summer Immersion                                                Older Adolescent Programs
Registration Information:                                                                 (Youth in Grades 9-12)
                                                                                                           9-
 Participants must be in High School (Grades 10-12).                            Contact: Joseph Mele, Associate Director
 Participants must have a high maturity level to participate in                            jmele@archgh.org
   this week long program.
 Registration is limited with a maximum of 15 youth per
   parish                                                                                           FOUNDATION
Adult Chaperone Responsibilities
 Each participating parish/school must have an adult who
   works in youth ministry to accompany the group.
 Adult chaperone must be 21,
 Adult must have a valid driver’s license and insurance.                                                   Foundation is an intense Christian leadership
 Adult chaperone must provide a vehicle for transportation.                                                formation program for juniors and seniors in high
 Adult chaperone must be willing and able to fully                                                         school. It integrates Christian spirituality and
                                                                   ministry skills in a process that will prepare youth to take leadership of their own lives
   participate in the
                                                                   and choices, train them to be ministry leaders, and form them to bring their Christian
  entire program which includes                                    values to those leadership roles.
  service projects, discussions, and
   activities.                                                     Foundation provides an excellent opportunity for juniors and seniors from parishes and
                                                                   schools who currently serve or are preparing to serve on youth councils, youth boards,
            Registration
                                                                   and campus ministry teams. It is a six day intensive experience in building leadership
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2012                                skills which will assist them in further developing strong youth and campus ministry
                                                                   programs with their adult leaders.

                        Experience                                 Each day will offer various topics with practical skills:
   Serving others through agencies serving the                             Principle Centered Leadership        Servant Leadership Model

    community
                                                                            The Role of Youth in Our Church      Celebrating the Multicultural Church
                                                                            Communication Skills                 Presentation Skills
                                                                            Group Facilitation                   Decision Making
   Introduction to Catholic Social Teachings                               Program Planning Skills              Prayer Service and Liturgical Planning
                                                                            Peer Ministry
   Community Building
   Fellowship                                                                                         Registration
   Daily Liturgy             This program offers opportunities                             Registration Deadline: June 19, 2012

                               for youth to experience hands on
   Developing a true sense service, community building, and
    of servant leadership          faith sharing in their own
                                    archdiocesan community.
           Archdiocesan Youth Council                                 Older Adolescent Programs
                                                                                (Youth in Grades 9-12)
                                                                                                 9-
In response to the mission statement of the Office of                     Contact: Brian K. Johnson, Director
Youth Ministry, the Archdiocesan Youth Council *                                 bjohnson@archgh.org
Youth Ambassadors for Christ was established in
March, 1994 for the following purposes:
 To assist in the planning for the presence and active          AYC - Archdiocesan Youth Conference
    participation of youth in Archdiocesan events.
 To assist in interpreting the needs of youth and
                                                               The Archdiocesan Youth Conference (AYC) gathers over 1200
    advocate for their concerns to the Archbishop and          participants (youth and adults) and is one of the Office of Youth
    Archdiocesan officials.                                   Ministry’s largest evangelizing events for youth of high school age.
 To represent the youth of the Archdiocese in various
    capacities and to encourage the Archdiocese to
    attend to their needs.
 To further Christian growth through involvement in
    developing programs for youth. This shall be
    accomplished through observation, discussion and
    action.

 Youth Ministry and High School                              Through this event, young people are challenged to live out their faith,
  Campus Ministry Leaders are                                 learn from exciting and informative presentations from outstanding
encouraged to nominate incoming                                   national speakers and musicians, and make new friendships.
 sophomores, juniors and seniors
  for this important and exciting
  role within the larger Church.                            AYC also provides youth with a unique opportunity to interact with the
                                                            Cardinal and Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese to pray, dialogue and
                                                                 reflect on the role of the young church of Galveston-Houston.
                  NOMINATING YOUTH REPS
            Nomination Forms are due by February 17, 2012                               REGISTRATION
                                                                             Regular Registration Due by June 18, 2012
                                                                                Late Registration Due by July 3, 2012
                                                                        Registration Costs: $85.00 per person (plus hotel stay)
                 Retreat Team Formation                                       Retreat Team Offerings and
    Creating Sacred Space, Retreat Formation Program                           Formation Opportunities
provides parish retreat teams, CYMs, Adult Volunteers and               Contact: Randy Adams, Associate Director
teens with valuable tools needed to conduct retreat ministry                      radams@archgh.org
         for youth, young adults, family programs.

   The program which is required by all who conduct                           National Evangelization Team (NET)
                    retreats within the
                                                                The Office of Youth Ministry in Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
        Archdiocese, focuses on the components of              is the sponsoring department for the annual National Evangelization
comprehensive youth ministry to provide a framework that             Team (NET) Ministries Retreat Program. NET is Catholic
  will meet the needs of young people in a retreat setting.       Evangelistic outreach program located in the Archdiocese of St.
Archdiocesan retreat formation must be renewed every five        Paul-Minneapolis, Minnesota. The team is comprised of 11 young
                         (5) years.                            adults range in age of 18-30, who have a vibrant faith and have given
                                                                 nine months of their lives to travel throughout the United States to
                                                                 share their faith with Catholic youth. Using the retreat format, the
Creating Sacred Spaces provides opportunities for the new            team members blend a fun, high-energy experience with a
and the seasoned retreat veteran to explore the latest ideas   straightforward and personal presentation of the Gospel message and
 and retreat experiences and suggestions to help keep the          how Jesus Christ has affected their lives. They use large group
   ministry fresh and deepen the spiritual life of retreat      presentations, small group discussions, music, games, skits, prayer,
                       participants.                            personal testimonies, and the Sacraments to bring a deeper spiritual
                                                                awakening for Catholic youth and their families. NET offers a wide
                                                                         variety of retreats for youth from grades 6th - 12th.
 To request a retreat formation for your parish team or for
              the deanery, contact the office.
                                                                                     Scheduling for NET
                                                               NET generally visits the Archdiocese between January and
                                                                March each year. Scheduling is handled by the Office of
                                                                Youth Ministry and will begin in July 2011 for the 2012
                                                                                     program year.
               CYM Connect                                Adult Formation Programs
                        CYM Connect offers                Contact: Joseph Mele, Associate Director
                                                                     jmele@archgh.org
                       Youth Ministry Leaders
                        the chance to connect
                         with the peers from
                            throughout the                              CYM Retreat
                       Archdiocese for prayer,   This annual retreat offers parish Coordinators of Youth Ministry
                                                 (including volunteers who work with youth) the opportunity for two
   discussion of Youth ministry topics and       days of spiritual renewal and personal growth in their relationship
 networking. Following the meeting, Office       with Christ.
   staff and Youth ministry leaders gather       The retreat is designed to give CYMs the opportunity to gather as an
 together at local restaurants to continue the   archdiocesan youth ministry community for fellowship, networking
                                                 and faith sharing through reflection and prayer.
           sharing and fellowship.
                                                                                       Registration Deadlines:
                Registration                                                         December 5, 2011 (Regular)
 The program is                                                                        January 3, 2012 (Late)

open to all youth
  leaders and is
 absolutely free
(lunch following
the meeting is at
your cost). Those
who would like to attend need to contact the
 Secretary at the Office of Youth Ministry to
   register at least two days before the end.
     National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry
        Contact: Norma Torok, Associate Director                                               Regional And National
Held biennially and sponsored by the National                                                      Opportunities
Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry, the National
Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM)
provides professional development, networking, and
spiritual renewal for adults who work with young
people in a variety of settings. Pastors, parish staff,
religious education coordinators, youth ministry
                                                                                          National Catholic Youth Conference
coordinators and volunteers, scout and Camp Fire                                            Contact: Randy Adams, Associate Director
leaders, and athletic coaches at the parish, school, and
diocesan level can all benefit from the opportunities
offered at NCCYM.                                                               The National Catholic Youth Conference is an exciting, biennial four-day experience
                                                                                of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult
              The next NCCYM will take place December, 2012                     chaperones. The schedule includes keynote addresses, concurrent and workshop
                             Orlando, Florida                                   sessions addressing a wide variety of topics. There are also opportunities for liturgy,
              Keep Checking the OYM website for information.                    reconciliation, prayer and worship, recreation and special activities such as concerts,
                                                                                exhibits, and the interactive thematic park.

                                                                                NCYC is open to high school age young people and their chaperones. Most
      Region 10 Catholic Youth Conference                                       participants are Catholic. Many youth participants are leaders in their local parishes,
                                                                                schools and/or diocese, though many are just beginning to connect to their faith.
          Contact: Joseph Mele, Associate Director                                                        Some attendees may have participated in previous national
                                                                                                          or international events such as the World Youth Day. Many
The Region 10 Catholic Youth                                                                              are experiencing this type of gathering for the first time.
Conference is biennial experience
p r a yer, co m mu n i t y, a nd fa it h
development for Catholic teenagers and
                                                                                                                              Registration
                                                                                                                       Look for registration materials in
their adult chaperones in the diocese of                                                                                January 2013 for NCYC 2013
Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Sponsored by Region 10 Catholic
Youth Ministry, the schedule includes
keynote addresses, concurrent and
workshop sessions addressing a wide variety of topics. There are also
opportunities for liturgy, reconciliation, prayer and worship, recreation and
special activities such as concerts and exhibits.

For each conference, the Archdiocese’s Office of Youth Ministry leads a
delegation of youth and adults to attend this Regional event. Region 10 is
open to high school age young people and their chaperones.

       Look for registration materials in January 2012 for RCYC 2012
                         Normally held in November

				
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