Diocese of Trenton. Youth Ministry Formation Program Ministry To, By, With and For Youth

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1 Diocese of Trenton Youth Ministry Formation Program Ministry To, By, With and For Youth Facilitated by Department of Youth, Marriage and Family Life Diocese of Trenton Chancery and Pastoral Center Lawrenceville Rd. PO Box 5147; Lawrenceville, NJ Phone: ; Fax: Web Site:

2 DOT Youth Ministry Formation Program Curriculum: The curriculum for the program will blend current youth ministry theory and practical aspects of developing a comprehensive youth ministry program. The entire curriculum will be covered in 10 sessions over a 2 year period (this includes one retreat each year). The foundation for all sessions will be Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry as well as Leadership for Catholic Youth Ministry: A Comprehensive Resource. For each curriculum area the candidate will: 1. Read and reflect on the assigned readings to prepare for the upcoming session 2. Attend all formal sessions which you have registered for 3. Participate in discussions with fellow participants in the program. Methods of Participation & Registration If you register in advance for all 5 Sessions of the current year, we will provide you with all the necessary books used throughout the courses at no extra cost ($75 value) o The enrollment Fee for Year 1 or Year 2 is $ per individual You may register for each Session individually. Books used during the sessions are not included in the Individual Session cost but can be purchased at the any of the Sessions. Lunch will be provided at all Sessions for registered participants All priests, deacons, and sisters may attend free of charge. All registrations should be completed online at Sample Session Schedule 9:00am: Light breakfast /Prayer 9:30-11:45am: Presentation for morning session 11:45-12:30pm: Lunch 12:30pm-2:00pm: Presentation for afternoon session o Some retreat opportunities may be during the week 2

3 DOT Youth Ministry Formation Program Session Details Program Overview Year 1 ( ) Session 1: Foundations for Comprehensive Youth Ministry Session 2: Catechesis and Youth Ministry Session 3: Connecting Communities Session 4: Evening Retreat Session 5: Social Media and the New Evangelization Year 2 ( ) Session 6: Pastoral Care of Youth Session 7: Justice and Service: Beyond the Hours Session 8: Prayer and Worship with Youth Session 9: Retreat Day Session 10: Evangelization of Youth Diocese of Trenton Certificate in Youth Ministry & Other Formation Opportunities All Sessions offered within the Youth Ministry Formation Program can be applied to the Certificate of Youth Ministry and also towards National Certification For more information about the Diocesan Certificate Program, please contact us at 3

4 Year 2: Session 1 Session 1 Title: Pastoral Care of Youth Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014 Location: St. Robert Bellarmine Parish Hall, Freehold, NJ Presenter: Deanna Sass, Director of Pastoral Care Department Topics discussed: - Pastoral Care vs. counseling - More than crisis intervention - A community approach to Pastoral Care - Life Skills for youth - The needs of our youth and their families Pre-Session Assignment: Please read over Leadership for Catholic Youth Ministry, Ch. 12 Year 2: Session 2 Session 2 Title: Service and Justice: Beyond the Hours Date: Saturday October 25, 2014 Location: St. Robert Bellarmine Parish Hall, Freehold, NJ Presenter: Jan Wilcox, Center for FaithJustice Topics discussed: - Biblical perspective of Justice. - What does a comprehensive service prgoram look like? - Sharing of best practices in our ministries - Components of an impactful Summer service program - How to prepare teens and help them reflect on a service experience Pre-Session Assignment: Please read over Leadership for Catholic Youth Ministry, Ch

5 Year 2: Session 3 Session 3 Title: Prayer and Worship with Youth Date: November 15, 2014 Location: St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, room 101, 61 Georgia Rd, Freehold Presenter: Msgr. Sam Sirianni, Director of Office of Worship Topics Discussed: - Youth participation in liturgies - Building a Youth Ministry community of prayer - Meaningful & Prayerful Retreat experiences - Helping youth develop personal prayer habits - Fostering family prayer Pre-Session Assignment: Please read over Leadership for Catholic Youth Ministry, Ch. 13. Year 2: Session 4 Session 4 Title: Evening Retreat Date: TBD Location: May be held in multiple locations within Diocese 6:00pm-9:00pm Presenter: TBA Topics Discussed: TBD Year 2: Session 5 Session 5 Title: Evangelization of Youth Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015 Location: St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, room 101, 61 Georgia Rd, Freehold Presenter: Colleen Kelly Rayner Topics Discussed: - What is Evangelization? - What does Evangelization with and of youth look like? - Sharing of practical ways to increase our Evangelization efforts within our ministries - Challenges faced in Evangelization youth today. Pre-Session Assignment: Please read over Leadership for Catholic Youth Ministry, Ch

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