“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” (1 Tm 4:12)
The Saint John Bosco Project
The Saint John Bosco Project is an initiative to help parishes and parish clusters grow youth and young adult ministry in their local communities.
The ultimate goal is to include the entire parish. We believe only with total parish participation will any new youth initiative be successful. The above avoids a ‘Youth Ministry Committee’ approach; but instead a comprehensive and collaborative vision that weaves this focus throughout the consciousness of the entire parish.
The basic process of the Saint John Bosco Project can be found below:
We are encouraging all participating parishes to consider a catechesis on St. John Bosco so that this outreach can truly be done with the heart of St. John Bosco. Here are a couple of links to get started:
St. John Bosco Project Resources:
Deeper Waters: Youth Ministry Workshops
The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry offers various youth ministry training sessions throughout Vermont. If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
Youth Ministry 101: Includes an overview of “Renewing the Vision” (USCCB) and foundational concepts in youth ministry.
Ministry in the Style of St. John Bosco: Workshop focusing on St. John Bosco’s method and style of reaching youth through a paradigm of religion, reason and kindness.
Contemporary Moral Issues: Workshop on how to effectively transmit Church teaching on subjects such as abortion, euthanasia and same sex marriage.
Interactive Ministry to Youth: Presentation focused on the use of theater/skits, games, music, apps, movie clips, videos and more for engaging youth.
Young adults are defined as those between the ages of eighteen (18) and thirty-nine (39). They are college students, workers, professionals and persons in military service. They are single, married, divorced or widowed, with or without children. Ask your pastor if there is a Young Adult Ministry group in your area.
CYO Basketball is an instrument of the New Evangelization and is concerned with the growth of the Christian individual. CYO basketball should offer the opportunity for the physical, spiritual and mental growth and maturity of all the individuals involved. Victory is something we all strive for throughout our lives. In CYO basketball, victory cannot be measured only by the record of wins and losses; it needs to be seen in light of Christian maturity and development as well.
The following forms must be submitted as far in advance as possible to the appropriate persons. For parish religious education trips, this form must be submitted to the pastor and director of catechetical ministry. For parish youth ministry events, this form must be submitted to the pastor and director of youth ministry. For schools, this form must be submitted to the pastor and the superintendent of schools.
These forms may be used as a registration, medical release and permission form combined.