Office of Youth Ministry

573-635-9127 x233

Po Box 104900
Jefferson City, MO 65110

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The Annual Seminar

The Annual Seminar is an opportunity for all those involved in the faith formation of youth to come together for a full-day workshop focused on professional development and youth ministry training.  Each year a nationally recognized speaker, expert, or trainer will come to our diocese to provide high quality professional training around a topic of need or interest.  If you are a youth minister, DRE, catechist, religious educator, administrator, or member of the clergy please join us for this excellent opportunity to grow in your ministry to our young church.


The Art of Accompaniment

featuring Katie Prejean McGrady

Choose your date and location!


​​Saturday, March 30th from 9am - 3pm at Schwartz Catholic Center, Jefferson City

Sunday, March 31 from 10am - 3pm at St. Mary's Church, Shelbina

In his address to Bishops at World Youth Day, 2013 Pope Francis said, "We need a Church capable of walking at people’s side, of doing more than simply listening to them; a Church which accompanies them on their journey." Join with your colleagues in Christ to explore how we, as ministers to the young Church, can more effectively accompany our kids in their journey of faith. Our ministries must go beyond  workbooks, outings, and programs.  They must provide youth with the authentic relationships they need to grow in their faith and in their involvement with our parish communities.

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Featuring Katie Prejean McGrady

Katie Prejean McGrady is an international speaker and the author of Room 24: Adventures of a New Evangelist and Follow: Your Lifelong Adventure With Jesus. She has been traveling across the country since 2007, engaging audiences of all ages and sizes with theological truths and a unique blend of humor. Katie has appeared on EWTN, Catholic TV, Radio Maria, Sirius XM’s Catholic Channel, writes for Ave Maria Press, LifeTeen, and EpicPew, and has spoken in parishes and dioceses from L.A. to New York. She has a bachelor's degree in theology from the University of Dallas and lives with her family in Louisiana.

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