Goals of the Youth Ministry

Goals of the Youth Ministry

  1. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe Youth and Young Adult Office will continue to provide ongoing training, formation and support for all pastors, youth ministers and catechetical leaders through available national certification programs and local schools of ministry.
  2. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe Youth and Young Adult Office will provide in-service days to pastors to receive training in comprehensive youth ministry for implementation in their parishes by June 2007.
  3. Youth ministers in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe will strive to meet National and Archdiocesan standards for ministry to youth through the training provided by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Youth and Young Adult Office which utilizes the USCCB document Renewing the Vision for comprehensive youth ministry by June 2007.
  4. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe Youth and Young Adult Office will use all available media methods to publicize and promote opportunities for youth evangelization and involvement in their faith beginning July 2007.
  5. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe Youth and Young Adult Office will encourage sports and recreational activities open to all interested youth by spring 2009.
  6. To train parishes to share resources and personnel, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Youth and Young Adult Office will implement a process that will encourage parishes to evaluate and coordinate elements of existing youth ministry programs by deaneries and other regional areas beginning fall.
  7. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe Youth and Young Adult Office will provide Coordinators/directors of youth ministry and catechetical ministry methods that will allow for parish youth to offer insight in planning and development of youth ministry by fall 2007.Parishes
  8. Parishes will have on-going , age appropriate, comprehensive youth ministry programs that include youth leadership development, evangelization, catechesis, justice and service, advocacy, prayer and worship, pastoral care and community building by fall 2008.
  9. Pastors in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe will receive formation in comprehensive youth ministry for implementation in their parishes by June 2007.
  10. Parishes are encouraged to organize sports and recreational activities open to all interested youth by fall 2009.
  11. Parish councils, liturgy committees, school advisory boards and other consultative bodies whose ministries directly impact youth will identify recruit and welcome you representation and participation by fall 2007.
  12. Existing parish ministries will develop a mentorship program to invite youth to experience hands-on training and develop ministry skills by fall 2008.
  13. Parishes will provide opportunities for families to grow in their understanding and appreciation of youth, and to pray and grow in faith together with them beginning fall 2007.Families and Individuals
  14. Catholics in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe will pray daily for youth.
  15. Families will encourage and support youth to fully participate in youth ministry in their parishes and to fulfill their unique role in the family.
  16. Catholics will support Youth Ministry in their parishes through prayer, volunteerism and financial support.
  17. Parish youth will offer insight in planning and development of youth ministry by fall 2007.