Salt and Light Newsletter

Religious Ed, Youth and Young Adult Ministry Newsletter

October 2022

Youth Office Contact

Director of Youth Ministry
Maureen Quinn
573-635-9127, ext. 233

Events Coordinator
573-635-9127, ext. 228

Administrative Assistant
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.

Upcoming Events

Listed below are upcoming events that pertain to Religious Education and Youth Ministry.

There are no upcoming events.

Signup Deadlines

Please RSVP for the below events before the date listed. Thank you!

October 24

Totus Tuus Registration Open for Returning Parishes

November 1

Totus Tuus and Summer Missionary Applications Available

November 7

Totus Tuus Registration Open for New Parishes

More Info on Upcoming Events

Fall Workshop October 19

Topics Include:

  • 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 and use the following access codes:

Teacher: JCVocations573
Students: Isayyes123
There are many great lessons that can be used for PSR or youth groups! Consider making these part of your program, especially during Vocations Week which is November 6-12.

AMPLIFY Workshop for DREs and Catechists

Tuesday, October 11 @ 4pm Register at

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.

To Access the Survey Click Here!