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.

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.

Virtual Youth Rally and Mass for Life

January 29, 2021

The  Virtual Youth Rally and Mass for Life will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021, beginning at 8:30am and concluding at 11:00am EDT. Leaders of parishes and groups may register for free access to the event, learn more.

NCYC 2021

Indianapolis, IN – 18-20 November 2021

Theme: Ablaze • Enciende El Fuego

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry will host the National Catholic Youth Conference this coming November. 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 February 2021.

World Youth Day 2023

Resources to plan ahead for WYD in Lisbon, Portugal

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

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

The Saint George Trek is planned for 7-21 July 2021, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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.

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.