Comprehensive Ministry to Youth
Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM) is everything that a parish community does to engage young people into the life and mission of the Church. It is a ministry for, by, with and to young people in 8th-12th grade . St Catherine of Siena follows the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ guidelines for comprehensive youth and young adult ministries, including the document Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry.
“Youth Ministry is important in the life of the Church! In this grace-filled moment, you and I are called, by the Lord, to do this important ministry.
It is an exciting time to do Youth Ministry in this ‘moment of grace,’ especially with the election of Pope Francis. His humility, simplicity and example is prompting the world, especially among young people, to give the Church a ‘second look’.