Ministry 101: Ministers with Youth Orientation

A day on foundations for Ministers with Youth paid or volunteer.

We welcome Ministers with Youth from across the Archdiocese for a day of foundations in ministry with post-confirmation through High School aged youth. Each workshop will include a presentation and time for hands-on work.

The workshops:

  1. “Personal Vocation and My Role as a Minister with Youth,” presented by Christopher Wesley, founder of Marathon Youth Ministry Inc
  2. “Establishing Vision and Goals, Teams, and Partnerships,” presented by Christopher Wesley
  3. “Professionalism and Basic Management: Organization, Planning, and Budget,” presented by Maria Richardson, Director of Family Faith Formation, Religious Education, and Parish Services at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Hatfield

In Addition:

  • Q&A with veteran Ministers
  • Archdiocesan “Fair” with Offices and organizations that serve as a resource for Ministers and their youth. These include the Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood and others.
  • NEW: Participants will be able to sign up for the Cohort Training on 6 essential elements of Ministry with Youth.


  • Location: The Archdiocesan Pastoral Center at 222 N. 17 St., Philadelphia, PA
    • Parking will be available at the Center’s lot.
  • Doors open at 8:30 am with a continental breakfast
  • The program begins at 9:00 am and concludes at 4:15 pm
  • Cost: $25 (Includes continental breakfast, hot lunch, OMY Tote Bag, and presentation materials)
  • Payments via CREDIT CARD on the registration page
    • If payment is via CHECK, please contact the OMY.

*REGISTER HERE (credit card payment is required. If payment is via check, please email the OMY)

Flyer PDF can be downloaded here to share with Ministers you know.