Youth Ministry

About Us

Part of the Office of Religious Education

Supports, empowers, affirms, and challenges

How we serve you

With Vision and Leadership

With Formation and Training, Consultation and Support

The Youth Ministry Division in the Office of Religious Education serves those who are in ministry with adolescents (age 10-18) in parish or school setting.  We support, empower, affirm, and challenge the efforts of parish communities in the areas of Young Adolescent Ministry (Jr. High) and Youth Ministry (High School, including Confirmation preparation).  We form and equip leaders with the knowledge, skills, practical tools, and techniques to serve effectively in their ministries with young people.

We help you develop the vision and leadership necessary to advance a comprehensive youth ministry in your parish that truly empowers teens to live as disciples, draws them to responsible participation in the Church, and fosters the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person. We do this through: Formation and Training, Consultation and support, Broad Experiences of Church

 

“Our young people deserve our best as we help them encounter God’s love in Jesus Christ.”

Did you know the Youth Ministry staff has a weekly blog? Every Wednesday, a new post is released! Our team also offers webinars designed to help ministry leaders, parents, and young adults navigate these uncertain times. Take a look at those pages.

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We are constantly trying to provide you with new resources, events, and learning opportunities to help your ministry flourish. Down below we have a list of our upcoming events.

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Jul 13

National Certificate Program in Youth Ministry Studies

Register Here! The Youth Ministry Division is please to announce that the National Certificate Program (NCP) in Youth Ministry Studies 2020 will be offered as a blended learning program. The traditional courses (2 days of in-person instruction for each course) have been re-configured to allow for a combination of live instruction and online courses. The learning from 2 traditional courses is... READ MORE »

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Jul 15

Open Wide Our Hearts Discussion Series

In November 2018, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops approved a new pastoral letter against racism, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love.  This letter invites all people of faith to conversion.  We are called to open our minds and hearts to Christ’s love for all people and to the experiences of those who have been harmed by the evil of racism. Archdiocese of Los Ang... READ MORE »

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Jul 16

Youth Ministry Specializations

Register Now here! Youth Ministry Specialization: Vision and Skills For Forming Missionary Disciples See and do your ministry with a clearer sense of mission.  Learn skills for accompanying youth in their missionary discipleship of Jesus. For anyone who ministers in: Youth Ministry (junior high and high school) Teen Sacrament Preparation (confirmation, first communion, baptism) ... READ MORE »

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Jul 19

Christian Leadership Institute (CLI)

A series of training sessions through Zoom will be available for all preparing to serve as peer leaders in their parish and school youth ministries. Although we are unable to gather these young leaders for Christian Leadership Institute (CLI), we are excited to assist parishes and schools in forming and training their peer leaders through A Taste of CLI! Parishes and Schools participating in A ... READ MORE »

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Jul 21

Signed Anointed Witness (SAW) Retreat

Deadline to Register is July 9th. Register Here! SAW is a post Confirmation leadership retreat open to confirmed teens (including those who were scheduled to be confirmed this Spring). The SAW retreat will have a different look this year compared to all the previous years. Due to COVID-19 and the restrictions in place keeping us from gathering in person, we have opted to have a virtual mini-ve... READ MORE »

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Jul 22

Open Wide Our Hearts Discussion Series

In November 2018, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops approved a new pastoral letter against racism, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love.  This letter invites all people of faith to conversion.  We are called to open our minds and hearts to Christ’s love for all people and to the experiences of those who have been harmed by the evil of racism. Archdiocese of Los Ang... READ MORE »

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Jul 23

Youth Ministry Specializations

Register Now here! Youth Ministry Specialization: Vision and Skills For Forming Missionary Disciples See and do your ministry with a clearer sense of mission.  Learn skills for accompanying youth in their missionary discipleship of Jesus. For anyone who ministers in: Youth Ministry (junior high and high school) Teen Sacrament Preparation (confirmation, first communion, baptism) ... READ MORE »

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Jul 26

Christian Leadership Institute (CLI)

A series of training sessions through Zoom will be available for all preparing to serve as peer leaders in their parish and school youth ministries. Although we are unable to gather these young leaders for Christian Leadership Institute (CLI), we are excited to assist parishes and schools in forming and training their peer leaders through A Taste of CLI! Parishes and Schools participating in A ... READ MORE »

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Jul 29

Open Wide Our Hearts Discussion Series

In November 2018, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops approved a new pastoral letter against racism, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love.  This letter invites all people of faith to conversion.  We are called to open our minds and hearts to Christ’s love for all people and to the experiences of those who have been harmed by the evil of racism. Archdiocese of Los Ang... READ MORE »

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Jul 30

Youth Ministry Specializations

Register Now here! Youth Ministry Specialization: Vision and Skills For Forming Missionary Disciples See and do your ministry with a clearer sense of mission.  Learn skills for accompanying youth in their missionary discipleship of Jesus. For anyone who ministers in: Youth Ministry (junior high and high school) Teen Sacrament Preparation (confirmation, first communion, baptism) ... READ MORE »

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Aug 01

City of Saints Teen Conference

[caption id="attachment_21561" align="alignright" width="300"] City of Saints Speakers[/caption] This year, the City of Saints Teen Conference will VIRTUALLY gather high school teens from across all 5 regions to form one family in faith. This annual event hosted by Archbishop Jose Gomez and the Youth Ministry Division of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will be a wonderful ONE DAY opportunity for... READ MORE »

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Aug 02

Christian Leadership Institute (CLI)

A series of training sessions through Zoom will be available for all preparing to serve as peer leaders in their parish and school youth ministries. Although we are unable to gather these young leaders for Christian Leadership Institute (CLI), we are excited to assist parishes and schools in forming and training their peer leaders through A Taste of CLI! Parishes and Schools participating in A ... READ MORE »

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Meet the Team

Katie Zeigler, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Lead Contact to San Fernando & San Pedro Pastoral Regions
kzeigler@la-archdiocese.org (213) 637-7616

Kelly McLoughlin, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Lead Contact to Santa Barbara Pastoral Region
kamcloughlin@sbpr.org (310) 663-8639

Dayrin Perez, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Lead Contact to San Gabriel and Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Regions
dperez@la-archdiocese.org (213) 637-7643

Jenny Guzman, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Lead Contact to LA Youth Day and City of Saints Teen Conference
jeguzman@la-archdiocese.org (213) 637-7674

Neira Sanchez-Garcia, Administrative Secretary
Nsanchez-garcia@la-archdiocese.org (213) 637-7580