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.
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.
Same-Sex Attraction / Gender Identity Discordance
USCCB – Visit the USCCB website for resources on ministry to persons who experience same-sex attraction. For additional Church teaching on sexual identity and the meaning of human sexuality and marriage, visit here. These resources are intended for ministry leaders.
Courage International – A Roman Catholic apostolate for adult men and women who experience same-sex attractions and for those who love them. As an apostolate directed to adults, youth ministers can find helpful information but should be mindful that the apostolate does not serve those under the age of 18. EnCourage is an apostolate specifically for family members and friends of those experiencing same-sex attraction.
Eden Invitation – This apostolate is intended for young adults who experience same-sex attraction or gender identity discordance. Eden Invitation may be helpful for youth ministry leaders but is not an apostolate directed to persons under the age of 18.
Person and Identity – A compilation of resources for leaders on responding to gender identity discordance and on addressing topics related to gender ideology. Resources are intended for parish and school leaders as well as for parents seeking more information. The website is not intended for youth or as a first response in pastoral care for youth and their parents.
For counseling resources, visit here.
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.
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.
2. Part 2
3. Part 3
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.