Resources for you to use during the Coronavirus pandemic. There are catechetical resources and ones that will help you “keep the faith” during this uncertain time. 

The Called to Accompany series invites youth ministry leaders and volunteers to learn and explore the many aspects that make a parish youth ministry successful.  Through videos and group discussion, leaders and volunteers are encouraged to respond to Pope Francis' call to accompany the youth towards a deep and fulfilling relationship with Christ and His Church.  

 

Completing both Volume 1 and Volume 2 (Pillars 1-8) will fulfill all of your Youth Ministry Methods certification hours. These are hours to be completed past your Basic Certification hours.

Important Documents to Read

Renewing the Vision - this is the latest framework for Catholic Youth Ministry published by the USCCB.

Christus Vivit - Pope Francis’ latest exhortation on young people and the church.

  • Paul Jarzembowski from the USCCB discussed "Christus Vivit" on the July 17, 2020 weekly PCL call. Watch his explanation here. 

  • Download a FREE Abbreviated Study Guide from OSV here

  • Order the NFCYM Comprehensive Christus Vivit Study Guide here ($14.98)

The Youth Ministry Newsletter has news, resources and events that are pertinent to anyone working in youth ministry in parishes and middle and high schools.  

These in my opinion are some top Catholic youth social media current favorites.

Youth must be under adult supervision at all times. Chaperones are expected to support the parish leadership in providing supervision of the youth. It is recommended that parish Youth Ministers and Chaperones review the Code of Conduct and expectations in compliance with the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s safe environment policies to ensure safety and cooperation.

Youth Ministry Access is a robust and affordable subscription resource for your middle school and high school youth ministry and adolescent catechesis. Hundreds of youth ministry leaders across the country use its many resources to build their efforts for evangelization, catechesis, and preparation for Confirmation. They are using Youth Ministry Access as an effective resource to foster discipleship among their young people!”

To get a 20% discount, use the code YMA-ATL when subscribing.

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) supports and strengthens those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ.  View their webpage to find help resources and information.  

Helpful resources to care for the youth and teens of the parish.  

Sometimes you need an extra priest for confessions or to say mass for you when you’re on a retreat and your priest can’t make it.  Here’s a list of priests who have said they are willing to help out.

 

Although it is not required, I have usually given a small stipend for their time when I’ve used an outside priest.

Sometimes we need a speaker for an event or a retreat, but our budget is next to nothing. I know there are some youth ministers in the Archdiocese that have given talks in the past who would be happy to help you out! If you are interested in offering to speak at an event or are looking for one, please fill out the Google Sheet with your information.

A quick and easy reference tool for you to use when you have questions of how to respond to the needs of your youth. 

The OFD Resource Collection is an online database of materials (books, DVDs, etc.) in the Office of Formations and Discipleship’s Resource Room and other materials.

A “church video license” is required to show films at parishes & schools. Learn how.

A checklist for overnight events that Youth Minister or Volunteer can use as a reference.

The Archdiocesan Insurance company, this is a great reference for trip insurance, liability forms and driving information.

Resources to use in multicultural ministry and multi-parish ministry.

A list of retreat centers and camp sites which parishes have used in the Archdiocese of Atlanta over the years, compiled into a usable database.

Various scholarships and grants provided for qualifying youth events and additional areas of potential need.  

Each year, the Atlanta Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (AACCW) hosts a recognition of both an outstanding youth and an outstanding woman from the parish.

YouCat

To place a bulk order of YouCat at a discounted rate, please contact Ignatius Press and tell them you are a church with the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Ignatius Press
www.ignatius.com – 1-800-651-1531
Discount amount: 20%

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