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.
What are the Diocesan policies on drivers?
Any licensed driver over the age of 21 can drive parish / institution vehicles with your permission. It is incumbent on you to make sure they have a valid driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, and are using the vehicle within the scope of your permission.
What is included in the Diocesan Auto Insurance Policy?
No, volunteers must look to their own auto insurance for both liability and damage to the car.
DISC will run Motor Vehicle Reports (MVR) upon request at no charge. To request an MVR click here.
The Diocesan Master Insurance Plan provides Liability coverage for vehicles rented and operated by individuals on its behalf. Thus it is not necessary to purchase Liability coverage on the vehicle offered by the rental company.
The Diocesan Master Insurance Plan does not provide Physical Damage coverage on rental vehicles. Physical Damage coverage on a rental vehicle should be purchased from the rental company. New language has been added to many rental agreements that hold the renter personally responsible for lost rental income while the vehicle is being repaired and for the potential diminished value of a vehicle even after it has been repaired. This substantial new exposure is not covered by traditional auto policies.
Decline the Liability Insurance; Always Buy the Physical Damage coverage from the rental company.
What insurance coverage do volunteers have when helping out?
Volunteers, serving without remuneration, are covered under DISC General Liability while acting under the direction and control of the parish or other insured DISC entity.
$1,000 of medical expense is provided for volunteers injured during their service.