Youth Ministry

Ever wonder what Youth Ministry really is? 

Is there more to it than just eating pizza and playing dodgeball? (hint: yes)

Do you desire for your parish to be welcoming to youth? (hint: it can be!)

The Office of Youth Ministry is now offering Youth Ministry workshops! Call and book yours today!

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MyGen 2017 Wrap Up Video

Hightlights fromt the MyGen Youth Rally

MyGen 2016 Keynote 1 - Colm Leyne

MyGen 2016 Keynote 2 - Colm Leyne

MyGen 2016 Special Guests | Friends on the Outside

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My Gen Rally 2017

Last updated on April 6, 2017

It was loud and it was fun as about 120 high school students and 69 young adult leaders from across the Regina Archdiocese who gathered at O’Neil High School for the annual MyGen Rally on April 1.

”We’ve had about 120 people registered for each of the last five years,” said Regina Archdiocesan Youth Coordinator Michelle Braden.  “It would be nice to have more come but it seems to be the number God means for us to have because the number has been consistent for the last five years.” 

The two-day theme was, Lead, Follow, and or Get Out Of The Way, and featured three talks by Regina inspirational speaker Gabe Dipple. He gave talks on leadership and what it means to be a leader; the talk on following focused on modelling ourselves on Christ and His examples of leadership, and the final talk on Sunday explored the excuses we use for not serving and leading. The talks were relatable and very well received.

Both days were filled with activities, games, including...

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Vocations Tour Party Bus-May 7th

Last updated on March 31, 2017

Have you wondered what it would be like to live a religious life?
Take the Vacations Tour Party Bus on Sunday May 7th

The Vocations Bus Tour is for Grades 11, 12 and young adults. We leave from Christ the King Parish after the 11:00 a.m. Mass. We will be visiting priests and sisters around Regina so you can see what it is like to live a consecrated life. We will return to Christ the King Parish for supper.

Those who are interested can finish off the day at Christ the King's Source gathering.

Lunch and Supper are both provided at no cost.

For more information or to register for the Vocations Tour Party Bus call or Email Michelle Braden at 306-352-1651 Ext. 223 MBraden [at]

Event begins on May 7, 2017

Gr. 7 - 9 Youth Leadership Camp

Last updated on February 7, 2017

Our Diocesan Leadership Camps are open for registration! Our theme this year is “Lost and Found”. These camps which are run by the diocesan youth ministry office, seek to provide a Catholic camp experience for teens seeking to become leaders in their lives and in their faith. Young people at all stages of their faith journey are welcome. Camp for those ENTERING(in the Fall) Grades 7 – 9 will be held August 17-20. Come experience great friendships, swimming, hiking, campfires and many opportunities for prayer, adventure and important conversations. Spaces ARE limited!! Registration forms available at parish office, diocesan office or by emailing

Event begins on August 17, 2017

Gr. 10-1st Yr U. Youth Leadership Camp

Last updated on February 14, 2017

Our Diocesan Leadership Camps are open for registration! Our theme this year is “Lost and Found”. These camps which are run by the diocesan youth ministry office, seek to provide a Catholic camp experience for teens seeking to become leaders in their lives and in their faith. Young people at all stages of their faith journey are welcome. Camp for those ENTERING(in the Fall) Grades 10 – 1st year University will be held August 13-16.  Spaces ARE limited!! Registration forms available at parish office, diocesan office or by emailing ymo [at]

Event begins on August 13, 2017

Summer Seminar Administrator

Last updated on January 25, 2017

The Western Canadian Association of Catholic Youth Ministers (WCACYM) is looking to hire a Summer Seminar Administrator for 2017. This position administers courses toward the Certificate of Youth Ministry Studies & the Enrichment Stream. The Summer Seminars are a dynamic part of catholic youth ministry training in Western Canada. The position starts Feb 15th 2017 and concludes on December 31st (pending completion of duties). Contract is for 2017 Summer Seminar sessions. The contract is open for renewal upon completion.

CLOSING DATE: February 5, 2017 4:00pm PST 

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Prospective Candidates are to email or mail letter of application, resume and three references to:

​Deanna Beaudoin, Chairperson - WCACYM,
5249 Gertrude Rd. ,
Port Alberni BC V9Y 6L1
E-mail: deanna.beaudoin [at]

Rethinking Youth Ministry

Last updated on December 1, 2016

Seventy-five parishioners and priests gathered at Holy Rosary Cathedral to listen to Michelle Braden and Braden Kuntz, Archdiocesan Youth Ministry Coordinators encouraging a rethink of youth ministry. Most parishes are worried about the lack of young people in their pews and are searching for ideas that will help bring them back.

Groups gathered to discuss the impact parish life had in their past. We realized that in many cases social activities centered around the church especially in rural communities. If young rural people saw their friends after school, it was usually at Mass on Sunday or at church social functions. There weren’t as many extracurricular rivals for the attention of our youth in the past.  However,  many young people today are starving all around us, searching for spiritual food to feed their souls.

Seven young people shared their faith stories with the group and as we listened, a common theme emerged. They were invited to join the youth group by...

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Krakow: City of Mercy

Last updated on October 18, 2016

Our week in Lodz prepared us well for our arrival in Krakow. What a city! So rich in history, full of faith, and the home to the great saints of mercy; Saint Faustina, Saint JPII and St. Maximillian Kolbe to name a few. It is against this rich backdrop that we entered into the theme of our WYD celebration: Blessed Are the Merciful”.

Each morning was the same....we made our way to the “Mercy Center” where we would join 20,000 other English speaking pilgrims for morning prayer, guest speakers, catachesis by a bishop and the celebration of mass. After mass, we would grab some lunch and make the long journey to the field where most eveinings we would have a signifigant celebration. The opening mass with the Archbishop of Krakow was a wonderful start to the week. The welcoming of the pope was a highlight for many and we were blessed to have had a place on the path which allowed us to be very close as he passed by. The way of the cross was both powerful and breathtaking. (...

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#Restored by Love

Last updated on September 13, 2016

         What a summer! The Archdiocese of Regina World Youth Day pilgrims shared a journey which has left each one of us forever changed! I would like to share with you one segment of our pilgrimage, each week for the next three weeks. To thank you for your support and prayers….To give you a glimpse into the impact of the universal church…..To fill you with hope for the future!
          The first week of our WYD experience was spent at “days in the diocese”. This important week leading up to WYD (World Youth Day) saw dioceses from all around Poland open up their parishes and homes to welcome pilgrims to the country, to give them an experience of culture and to prepare them for what will follow during the week of WYD when the young church of the world gathers together in with Pope Francis in Krakow.
           This “days in the diocese” (DID) experience varied greatly from diocese to diocese, depending on the resources, creativity and passions of the hosting community...

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Yesterday, the General Secretariat received an update from Father Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., CCCB National Coordinator for World Youth Day 2016 in Poland, regarding the Canadian national gathering that took place July 26. According to Father Rosica, the gathering brought together over 3500 young Canadians from every province in the country. The celebration was presided by His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec and Primate of Canada. The Canadian Ambassador to Poland and the Consul General were also present and addressed the youth during the celebration.

For your information and possible distribution in your diocese/eparchy, here is the video link to the gathering: You may also wish to post it on your diocesan website or share it with local youth groups.

Register for Summer Sem

Last updated on July 15, 2016

Greetings in Christ Jesus!

Western Canadian Association of Catholic Youth Ministers (WCACYM) has been annually sponsoring the Summer Seminars for youth ministers and volunteers in Western Canada since 1991. To date, more than 450 students have studied and benefited from the on-going youth ministry training held each summer. 

Our training seminars have evolved.  We have introduced a system of learning that will provide the following:

1)     Certificate Courses which will lead to the Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies (CCYMS)

2)     Enrichment Courses, which will equip youth ministry leaders with practical ideas and challenge them as well to growth in the Catholic faith. These will be non-certificate courses.

The two streams will run concurrently. Colm Leyne
Summer Seminar Coordinator
Work: (306) 716-5231    
E-Mail: wcacym.summerseminar [at] CERTIFICATE COURSES (... Read More


Archdiocesan Youth Ministry
445 Broad St N
S4R 2X8 Regina , Saskatchewan
Phone: (306) 352-1651 ext. 223
Fax: (306) 545-0510
Saskatchewan CA
Michelle Braden
Archdiocesan Youth Minister
306-352-1651 Ext. 223