Inpatient Drug Abuse Treatment

This link spells out exactly what you need to do if you suspect child abuse in the Archdiocese. 

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Important Documents

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.

  • Read Christus Vivit online or order a print version ($11.95).

  • Christus Vivit Resources from NFCYM here.

Newspapers

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.  

Taking Notes

Join us every 3rd Tuesday of the month when youth ministers gather together virtually to talk about the latest events, ask questions, and share ideas about how best to minister to their teens!

The latest notes from the meeting can be found here.

 

Any recorded presentations can be found here.

Reviewing Laws

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.

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Whether you need materials to supplement your existing youth ministry program or a comprehensive framework for guiding young people on their faith journey, EQAccess™ has the tools and experience to help you succeed. 

 

See more information here.

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

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The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) supports and strengthens those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ.

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Social Media Suggestions for Today’s Digital Teen compiled by Holy Trinity Youth Ministry

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

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A checklist for overnight events that Youth Ministers or Core Members can use as a reference.

Priest

If you are on retreat and need extra priests to hear confessions or say a mass, this is a list of who is willing to lend a hand. 

 

Although it is not required, a small offering is usually given for their time.

Christian Booklet

​Joey Martinek, Director of Respect Life Ministry, leads us through three sessions further explaining and exploring Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. If you’ve ever wanted to know what TOB is all about, listen to these sessions. Recorded November, 2020. 

1. Part 1

2. Part 2

3. Part 3

Microphone

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.

Camping in Mountains

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.

All Hands In

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

Dollar Bills

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

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Information on Catholic Scouting in the Archdiocese of Atlanta

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​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%

Cinema

A "church video license" is required to show a movie at your parish. Learn how to obtain one here.

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

Library

A reference guide for the different books and resources you can check out from the Office of Formation and Discipleship library.