Jun 6, 2017

Youth Ministry Training

Following up on the Core Strategic Actions named at the Diocesan Synod last year and outlined in our Diocesan Pastoral Plan the Youth Ministry Team in the Diocese will be delivering a Youth Ministry Training Programme beginning in September 2017.

The ultimate aim of the programme will be to train people from Parishes/Pastoral Areas to deliver youth ministry in their own localities. Our goal is to empower and encourage people at local level to take on leadership roles in the area of youth ministry and so the training will be very much focused on the practical elements and will offer resources and tips as well as the looking at the theory and theology. Having spent over 10 years in youth ministry we know the importance of team work and support and so we are insisting that parishes would gather teams of 4 people to participate.

Who is this course aimed at? This course is aimed at adults (aged 21+) volunteers or professionals who have an interest in working with children or young people in a parish or school setting.

What is the aim of the training?

  • To train people to deliver youth ministry programmes and events within their own parishes.
  • To empower and encourage people at lo-cal level to take on leadership roles in the area of youth ministry.
  • To offer practical support and resources as well as grounding people in the theory and theology of youth ministry.


When & where will it be run?

  • Thursday nights from September to December 2017 beginning on September 21st.
  • Weekend Residential Retreat October 14th and 15th
  • One day of Safeguarding Training on November 11th


Course Contents

  • Introduction to Youth Ministry
  • Prayer & Worship
  • Pilgrimage & Residentials
  • Children’s Liturgy & Sacramental Prepa-ration
  • Altar Servers
  • Special Liturgies & Youth Masses
  • Confirmation Retreats
  • Pastoral Care & Mental Health
  • Music
  • JPII Awards & Justice Projects
  • Planning


How much does it cost? €200 (Approx.)

How can I apply? Application Forms can be downloaded HERE. They must be forwarded to your local Parish Priest who will sign the form and submit them to us. Parishes must gather a team of four people in order to undertake the training and ap-plication forms should be submitted to us by June 30th. We are hoping to have a good balance of age, (young and not as young!) experience and gender in our participants so your application may not be successful for this course. However we will keep your details and inform you when the next course is being run.

For more information please contact: Aoife Walsh, Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Den-mark St, Limerick 061-400133