Parish Resources

Starting a Parish Youth Ministry
  • Building Youth Ministry A complete plan for starting, building and developing a parish-based youth ministry program from the Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry.
Intercessory Prayers
  • These petitions in three languages may be used by parishes at Sunday Masses throughout the year to raise awareness about the needs of teens and young adults. 
    English | Polish | Spanish
  • Spiritual Practice for the Season of Lent
    A Bible study on the Gospel of Mark is available on-line and can be viewed at the convenience of participants.  Take advantage of this 16-session series by Fr. Jim McIlhone, Director of Biblical Formation for the Archdiocese of Chicago, by visiting
  • Father Louis Cameli, speaking at the Archdiocese of Chicago's Catechetical Conference, describes the challenges facing those who teach morality to young people. He describes the history that has given us these challenges and the particular context of Catholic moral formation.

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Radio Program

The Strategic Pastoral Plan: Reflect Christ’s Light radio program, is heard on the Archdiocese’s Catholic Community of Faith broadcast on Relevant Radio, 950 AM, on the third Wednesday of every month from 9 to 9:30 a.m.  Hosted by Nancy Polacek, the program will feature teens and young adults who are putting their faith in action by helping others. 

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