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Annual Fall Gathering

Each September, all of those serving in parish youth ministry, parish leadership colleagues and clergy are invited to a day of networking and formation that serves to ‘kick-off’ the upcoming ministry year.  Typically this day is facilitated by a nationally known catholic ministry speaker.


2016 Details

  • Who is this gathering being held for?
    • Pastoral Assistants for Youth Ministry, Youth Ministry Coordinators, Pastors, and ALL Parish Staff.
  • When is this gathering being held?
    • Wednesday, September 7th from 8:30am to 4pm (with the Tuesday, September 6th optional social & overnight).
  • Where is this gathering being held?
    • The Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades, Federal Way

About our Guest Presenter

Michael Theisen -- Director of Ministry Formation (National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry)

  • Topic: The Five Critical Building Blocks Needed for Engaging and Forming Adolescent Disciples
    • Comprehensive ministry to and with young people is done through accompanying them along their journey of discipleship. But what are the critical components needed to assure a successful journey? Which settings and ministries beyond those ‘labelled’ youth or young adult ministry gatherings may be used to expand the opportunities to walk along aside the young church? Let’s explore the five important elements we need to help foster in order for your ministry with youth and young adults to take root and bear fruit.
Earlier Event: September 6
OYYAE Leadership Evening
Later Event: September 17
Adult Volunteer Team Formation Day