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!


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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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

Follow our blog as we journey to Poland for World Youth Day! We will update it as frequently as internet access allows us.

Camp Lemieux Fish Fry

Last updated on June 15, 2016

Saturday July 2 you are invited to Camp Lemieux's Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser being held  from 4:30 - 7:00 pm out at Camp Lemieux at  Lac Pelletier near Swift Current. Includes All You Can Eat: Hand Battered Fish, French Fries, Coleslaw Cost: $15 for Adults, $8 for Children age 10-16, Free for Children 9 years and under. We would LOVE to have you join us. Thank you for spreading the word!

It Takes Two!

Last updated on June 9, 2016

“IT TAKES TWO: A Celebration of Dynamic Duos” was the theme of this year's Variety Night. Some members of the Youth and Young Adult Leadership teams, along with the group of World Youth Day pilgrims, came together this May to raise funds for the diocesan contingency that is traveling to Poland for WYD this year. They come from around the diocese, with some even preparing their act from afar and then just joining us the weekend of the show. The quality of the performances that these young people are able to bring to the stage, never ceases to amaze me.And while the show celebrated duos/duets of all kinds, it perhaps could have been more aptly named .... “It Takes SEVENTY TWO”, as this was the number of young people involved in the cast and crew.

The show featured music, dance, comedy and dramas that paid tribute to a diverse group of iconic duos such Donny and Marie, Statler and Waldorf, Lucy and Ethel, Laverne and Shirley, Beauty and the Beast and many more! The show ran for...

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Archdiocese Summer Camps Gearing Up

Last updated on June 2, 2016

Everyone in Saskatchewan looks forward to summer especially young camping enthusiasts who get to spend a week or more at one of four summer camps within the Regina Archdiocese. The Archdiocese doesn’t own them but does provide support from the Annual Appeal. Each operates with a volunteer board of directors and all received funding and support from various councils of the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Women’s’ League.

Monahan, O’Neil, Kenosee (Kom ‘N See) and O’Neil are accepting registrations for youth camps held throughout the summer each camp is about a week long but campers can register for more than one week. Times, costs and other information can be obtained by visiting each camp’s web site. All speak about summer fun with various programs of swimming, boating, archery, canoeing, etc. and all speak about the Catholic experience including liturgies and a mass usually at the beginning or end of the week.

All offer core programs such as mentioned earlier but...

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Youth Leadership Graduation

Last updated on May 16, 2016

”It’s all about leadership,” said Regina Catholic School Division Director of Education Rob Currie when he addressed the most recent Youth Leadership Course graduates May 12 at Holy Trinity Church. He told graduates that they will become leaders in their schools and bring their faith to their schools.

This is the 15th year for the program that began to teach mostly Grade six students about liturgy and the Mass. “Six students are chosen from 10 schools and this year we had a full complement of 60 students,” said Miles Meyers, Religious Education Coordinator for the Regina Catholic School Division. “The program had been growing every year and last year we had to limit the number of students as the classes were getting too large,” said Meyers. The program is limited to Grade six students because the school then has them for two more years. However, graduates of the program use what they learned in the program when they move to high school and many work with their high school...

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