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Parish Youth Ministry

Welcome! Here you can find links to a diversity of resources for youth ministry. There are amazing tools that can be used creatively to make your ministry attractive, powerful and dynamic. Be sure to discern and plan well with your team and parish priest. What age group(s) are you working with? What cultural backgrounds are you dealing with? What makes your parish community unique? What are the current trends in the world of youth? What are their needs in their faith? These and other factors are important to consider as you embark on initiating or improving your parish youth ministry. Consider doing a needs assessment in your parish before you take any big steps.

As a guide for parish priests and youth leaders we have published the Youth Forum Manual which is a detailed illustration of our own Archdiocesan organisational structure from parish level to Archdiocesan level. This source will guide you in your initial steps of laying the foundations for your parish youth ministry. You can order one here.

Be sure to be on the lookout for our annual Archdiocese of Johannesburg Youth Leaders’ Conference aka AJYLC. Here we train youth leaders to grow their own spirituality and their parish youth ministry. Please contact us for any further information or inquiries.

Be passionate. Be excited. Be courageous. Be prayerful. All for God’s glory!

When You Know It’s Time For A Catholic Youth Ministry Makeover.

Youth Ministry Access (YMA) is a subscription website designed especially for Catholic youth ministry leaders in parishes, schools, retreat centers, camps—wherever young people gather in community as young disciples. It’s online planning and resources made easy!

We’re all about equipping Catholic Youth Ministers! Thousands of pages of free content plus Catholic youth ministry resources you can’t find anywhere else.

As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.

Invite a generation to explore Life, Faith & God.

Theology of the Body South Africa is a group of young South Africans who are passionate about the teachings of St John Paul the Great on love, life, morality and sexuality called the Theology of the Body. We hope this site to be an extension of our ministry: spreading the fullness of this teaching and sharing our own experiences of the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives through “TOB”. How did it all start and what is this all about? Keep reading to find out.

CFC Youth For Christ is the youth arm of Couples For Christ (CFC)
– a Pontifical Catholic Christian movement intended for the renewal
and strengthening of Christian family life.

Chastity Project is a ministry of Jason and Crystalina Evert that promotes the virtue of chastity through seminars, resources, clubs, and social media.

Courage is an international apostolate of the Catholic Church, which ministers to persons with same-sex attractions.

Busted Halo is a unique media resource that utilizes a relevant and accessible voice to help people understand the Catholic faith, put it into practice in their everyday lives, and share it with others.

The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology is a non-profit research and educational institute that promotes life-transforming Scripture study in the Catholic tradition.

Bishop Robert Barron is an author, speaker, theologian, and founder of Word on Fire, a global media ministry. Word on Fire reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith.

Ascension has been providing quality Catholic faith formation resources to parishes, faith-sharing groups, schools, families, and individuals since 2001. We have been recognized by Church leaders and educators for producing ground-breaking and award-winning Catholic study programs, videos, books, audio talks, blog articles, and live events. We believe that by meeting people where they are and tapping into their longings, needs, and curiosity, we can help set the stage for them to begin to hear God speaking to their hearts.