Youth Office Contact
Director of Youth Ministry
573-635-9127, ext. 233
573-635-9127, ext. 228
573.635.9127, ext. 262
Moderator of Youth and
Young Adult Ministry
Fr. Paul Clark
573-635-9127, ext. 260
Alphonse J. Schwartze
Memorial Catholic Center
2207 West Main St
Jefferson City, MO 65109-0914
Viva Cristo Rey
Sunday, November 20 is the Feast of Christ the King and is the Global Celebration of Young People as promulgated by Pope Francis. We will be having our first Celebration of Young People at Our Lady of Lourdes in Columbia, MO. The day will have:
- FELLOWSHIP: Food Trucks to enjoy as you arrive to the parish. (please bring money for this portion only)
- REFLECTION: Hear from Brian Greenfield, a dynamic speaker who was MC at NCYC 2021 and on the stage at numerous Steubenville Conferences.
- PRAYER: The final hour we will have exposition, adoration and benediction with Bishop McKnight.
The Theme for our celebration of young people is Viva Cristo Rey. This was the battle cry of Christians in Mexico from 1926-1929. This violent time in Mexico was an imposition of secularism and anti-Catholic movement. Many lives were lost through Martyrdom while yelling out ¡Viva Cristo Rey! In our world today, the young people in our churches have an opportunity to bringing hope and glorifying God while proclaiming Jesus as our King.
Listed below are upcoming events that pertain to Religious Education and Youth Ministry.
Please RSVP for the below events before the date listed. Thank you!
Totus Tuus Registration Open for Returning Parishes
Totus Tuus and Summer Missionary Applications Available
Totus Tuus Registration Open for New Parishes
More Info on Upcoming Events
Fall Workshop October 19
- Summer Report and how these happenings effect you
- Secret Sauce in Ministry Today (as shared recently through NFCYM)
- How to Work Smarter, Not Harder in Ministry
- Reflection on Truth & Beauty led by Erik Chinchilla
- Opportunity to meet Fiona Laverty, our new director of Child & Youth Protection
Opportunity to Collaborate with other DRE and Youth Ministers of the Diocese. Lunch is provided.
DREYM Team Chat
Please consider joining one of the times each month.
- Day time chat: 1st Wed @ 10am
- Evening chat: 2nd Mon @ 7pm
Upcoming Dates include:
- Monday, October 10 @ 7pm
- Wednesday, November 2 @ 10am
- Monday, October 7 @ 7pm
These chats are a way for us to check in with one another on a regular basis. The first few minutes we share updates from the office and then we spend time sharing successes and challenges in the ministry.
If you need the zoom link, please contact our office.
Resources and Survey
Vianney Vocations Lesson Plans
Available for all our schools and parishes to use
Go to vocationlessons.com and use the following access codes:
AMPLIFY Workshop for DREs and Catechists
Tuesday, October 11 @ 4pm Register at amplifyworkshop.net
AMPLIFY is a short, dynamic online workshop to help DREs and catechists amplify God's call in their Faith Formation program from Vianney Vocations.
- Short presentations from vocations experts
- Quick reviews of new classroom resources for promoting vocations
- Preview of new vocations video for kids
- Interact with catechists nationwide
DRE, Youth Ministry, PSR Coordinator Survey
We are working to better serve our PSR programs and youth ministry groups. We are developing an updated manual that can be used as well as working to see where else you need support. We need your feedback to help guide us! Please take time to complete this survey! We would like to have all responses by December 9. Specific data will be requested to help us know how many kids in each grade are involved in PSR and youth ministry.