What are the goals of Catholic Youth Ministry?
- Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
- Goal 2: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
- Goal 3: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
What are the themes and components for a Comprehensive Ministry with Adolescents?
Who is the Coordinator of Youth Ministry (CYM)?
In Catholic Youth Ministry, the Coordinator of Youth Ministry(CYM), is the parish staff person who provides vision and coordination for the parish’s efforts in ministry to young people from 6th through 12th grades.
The CYM does this through:
- Direct programming
- Seasonal programming
- Leadership development
- Sacramental and/or catechetical programs
A Catholic CYM can have volunteers that are considered “Youth Ministers” or” Youth Workers”, but they are in a supportive role.
How much should a full time Coordinator of Youth Ministry be paid?
Salary Range Please Note: The structure offered applies to Certified Lay Ecclesial Ministers: i.e., Pastoral Associates, Directors of Religious Education/Catechetical Leaders and Youth Ministers.
What catechetical resources for youth have been approved for the Diocese of Cleveland?
Resources that have been approved by the USCCB are therefore approved for the Diocese of Cleveland. Here is the current listing for download: USCCB Catechetical Text Conformity List
What are the Diocese's documents and policies for protecting God's children?
The Diocese of Cleveland has published documents and policies, such as the Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse: Rev. 2016 and the Standards of Conduct for Ministry, for protecting God’s children.
The policies are administered through the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth.