Youth Ministry Gatherings

Join Catholic youth and youth ministry leaders at events to pray together, network, and to encourage young people to share their gifts within your community.

Youth Ministry Leaders Webinar

Join youth ministry leaders from military settings throughout the Archdiocese on Thursday, April 22nd, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET for discussions focused on (1) virtual ideas for the spring and (2) supporting the family/domestic church. Contact Marlo Dowdy,, for connection details.

Life Teen Events and Trainings

View the Life Teen webpage on the AMS website to learn about events, conferences, camps, and more for adult leaders, for high school youth, and for middle school youth too.

Catholic Youth Ministry Convention

June 6-9, 2021, Scottsdale, Arizona

Theme: New Fire

For adult leaders in Catholic Youth Ministry. Learn more and register online.

Vision Academy for Catholic Life and Leadership

Virtual Conference for High School Students, 21 June – 2 July, 2021
McGrath Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame

Vision Academy high school participants (ages 15 through the 2021 high school graduating class) will form a community of prayer, study, and service accompanied by undergraduate Vision Mentors through a two-week experience. Participants will engage in dynamic digital content from their homes designed to help them develop practices of prayer and reflection to embrace God’s call in their daily life. Learn more about the schedule, registration process, and cost online (priority is given, for track selection and financial assistance, to those who apply by April 15th.)

National Catholic Youth Choir

Collegeville, Minnesota, June 19-27, 2021

Theme: How Can I Keep From Singing

NCYC Camp includes choir practice, Mass, sports, recreation, daily Compline, cantor training, rosary, religion class, music lessons, adoration, great music, and more. Learn about NCYC online along with potential scholarship options too.

Scouting in the Catholic Church 2021

Scouting in the Catholic Churchplanned for 18-23 July 2021 at the Philmont Training Center near Cimarron, New Mexico.

Learn how Scouting can be an integral part of Catholic youth ministry.

Saint George Trek 2021 – Cancelled

The Saint George Trek planned for 7-21 July 2021 has been cancelled, dates for 2022 are being sought. 

The Saint George Trek is The National Catholic Committee on Scouting’s® high adventure Catholic leadership program for older Catholic Boy Scouts and Venture Crew members at Philmont Scout Ranch. The program brings Catholic high school youth from around the country together with selected priests, religious and seminarians for eleven days of backpacking in the context of a vocation retreat. Only two applicants per diocese are permitted. View the link above for more information and an application.

NCYC 2021

Indianapolis, Indiana, November 18-19, 2021

Theme: Ablaze • Enciende El Fuego

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry will host the National Catholic Youth Conference this coming November. NCYC will be both a gathered and virtual event. The second chapter of the book of Acts tells about the coming of the Holy Spirit. At NCYC 2021, all will call upon the Holy Spirit to descend upon our young Church and set them Ablaze for the Lord! Ticket information will be available on the NCYC website. Note that the AMS is a member diocese of NFCYM, permitting member pricing when available. Tickets go on sale and hotel room blocks open in May 2021.

World Youth Day 2023

Resources to plan ahead for WYD in Lisbon, Portugal

Theme: Mary arose and went with haste (Lk 1:39)

Holy Fire – Middle School

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry collaborates with dioceses around the country to offer a one-day gathering for Middle School youth and their adult leaders.

Information and Registration

Young Neighbors in Action – Summer 2021

The Center for Ministry Development helps youth encounter Christ through a week-long Catholic experience of service, community, and prayer. Visit the CMD website for additional information and planned site locations for this coming summer. The 2021 theme for YNIA: ‘Let Justice Roll Down Like Water.’

Just 5 Days – Catholic Middle School Mission 2021

The Center for Ministry Development hosts opportunities for Catholic Middle School Youth and their adult leaders with hands-on service experience, faith-learning, community prayers, and summertime fun. Visit the CMD website to learn more information and planned site locations for the coming summer.