"What is needed today is a Church which knows how to respond to the expectations of young people. Jesus wants to enter into dialogue with them and, through his body which is the Church, to propose the possibility of a choice which will require a commitment of their lives. As Jesus with the disciples of Emmaus, so the Church must become the traveling companion of young people..."
- Pope John Paul II, World Youth Day 1995, Philippines
The Office of Youth Ministry aims at empowering the young Church of today toward personal and communal transformation. In addition, the Office of Youth Ministry provides continual religious education, catechesis, and faith-formation for parish coordinators of youth ministry, Catholic high school campus ministers, and adult leaders through various spiritual, pastoral, and theological endeavors.
The first goal of youth ministry is “to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.” (RTV 9).
Goal 2: Youth Ministry ... it’s about connection
The second goal is “to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.” (RTV 11).
Goal 3: Youth Ministry ... it’s about gifts and growth
The third goal of youth ministry is “to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.” (RTV 15).
Youth Ministry Office Catholic Diocese of Brownsville 700 N. Virgen de San Juan San Juan, Texas 78589 Angel Barrera, Director firstname.lastname@example.org(956) 784-5042
Monica Benitez, Associate Directormbenitez@cdob.org(956) 784-5036
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