Institute for Catholic Youth Ministry

Dates: September 18-21, 2017. Covecrest Life Teen Camp. Imagine a gathering where nationally recognized youth ministry practitioners share what “they wished they had known” when they began in youth ministry. Imagine an opportunity for youth ministers to take time to evaluate their current youth ministry practices, engage one-on-one with leading experts, and plan for growth. Picture a conference that addresses the common trouble spots and the real, but often hidden, issues that can make or break a youth ministry. Consider a gathering that helps you focus or re-focus on the essential elements that lead to fruitful, disciple-making youth ministry.

Positively Dangerous (Peer Ministry Training)

Dates: September 8-10, 2017. Hidden Lake Life Teen Camp. Based upon the popular teen book Positively Dangerous by Frank Mercadante, this retreat challenges young people to live in a Positively Dangerous manner by loving God, loving others, being authentic, living with integrity, and being on call 24/7 for the Holy Spirit. This event is for High School Students grades (9th-12th) that have express interest to be part of the leadership team in their youth ministry programs.


For over twenty years, thousands of youth from the Archdiocese of Atlanta have been converging on the beaches of Florida to deepen their relationship with Christ, enjoy the ocean and compete in some friendly beach competitions. Join SonFest as they continue to make history and impact the young church.

Notre Dame Vision

Date: June 26–30 @ University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame Vision is for all high school students. It is a series of 5-day conferences that includes dynamic large group experiences, reflective small group time, profound liturgies, and excellent music. Speakers from all across the country will break open important themes throughout the week and help participants to relate them to their own lives.

Middle School CatholicFest

The Middle School CatholicFest is an annual gathering of Middle School teens for a day of fellowship, fun, and faith. With games, adoration, parish activities, carnival style games, cotton candy, prizes and closing with a vigil mass, the MSCF is an annual tradition in the Archdiocese.

Revitalizacion de Padres Catolicos (en Español)

Este es un esfuerzo a nivel nacional para apoyar, motivar, y revitalizar la fe de los padres y abuelos por medio de música católica y charlas con mensajes inspiradores y el poder de la oración. Únete a cientos de adultos en esta noche de revitalización y llénate de una nueva perspectiva para seguir tu vocación como padre.

National Youth Ministries Recognition


Date: October 25, 2016. Archdiocese of Atlanta Chancery. Join us for the first gathering to celebrate the recipients Archdiocese of Atlanta of the Companion on the Journey Award. This is the highest recognition from the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) for a diocese to confer on adults who demonstrate...

Catholic Parent Revival

Date: September 10-11, 2016. The Catholic Parent Revival is crisscrossing the country to support, motivate, and revive the faith of parents and grandparents through stirring music and song, inspiring messages and stories, and deep and powerful prayer. Join hundreds of other adults for an evening of CPR and inhale a breath of new life into your vocation as a parent.

Ignite! Youth Ministry Network


The IGNITE series is open to both core members and youth ministers and is a networking program for youth minister. IGNITE enables youth ministers from around the Archdiocese to gather for an opportunity to learn new concepts, gather ideas and networking with colleagues.

XLT Atlanta

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Come join over 400 teens in the Atlanta area for a night of Praise and worship, a talk and Adoration. In collaboration with Life Teen and the Archdiocese of Atlanta, XLT will be hosted at Studio ONE, located at All Saints Catholic Church. Snacks and social will start at 6:00, and the nights will start at 7:00pm and end at 9pm