For Youth Leaders

Welcome and thank you for your work with the youth!

Below you will find links to the various different resources and offerings of the Office of Youth Discipleship & Evangelization.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything that we can do for you!

Youth Leader Workshop

This day of formation will be geared towards those who lead parish youth ministry efforts (youth ministers, DRE’s, Discipleship Coordinators, etc).  Chris Bartlett is coming to our diocese to speak at our Diocesan Youth Conference, but will first be joining us at this Youth Leader Workshop to offer several talks on engaging our young church, finding and recruiting leaders who can assist in our efforts, and more!  Chris has been invited specifically because of his experience and expertise in youth ministry.  He currently serves as the Director of Youth Ministry at St. William Catholic Church in Round Rock, Texas and is also the Vice President of Next Level, an Ablaze Ministry.

Date:  November 8th, 2019

Location:  St. Thomas More Parish – Brookings, SD

Schedule:  9 am – 3 pm.  Itinerary coming soon.

Cost:  There is no cost to attend.  Lunch will be provided.

Parish Catechetical Leaders (PCL) Email List

If you are not already receiving the Parish Catechetical Leaders (PCL) Emails, click the “PCL Email Signup” button below to get on the list!  This email list is used to keep you informed about the many things happening in the Office of Discipleship and Evangelization and throughout the Diocese.  We are striving to send out updates as we get them in lieu of a newsletter.


Diocese of Sioux Falls Youth Leader Forum

The Youth Leader Forum is an online forum for youth leaders within the Diocese of Sioux Falls to communicate, network, ask questions and share resources with each other.  This forum is primarily used as an email address that can be used to send an email to all of the youth leaders that have subscribed to the forum.  Any of the subscribers can send an email through this email address.  For more details check out the Sioux Falls Youth Leader Forum webpage.

Monthly Youth Leader Meetings

New for the 2019-2020 school year.  On the 3rd Tuesday of each month (beginning Oct. 15th) at 1pm, there will be a meeting for all parish youth leaders around the diocese.  Meetings will be 75 minutes long.  People who can make it physically to the meeting (in Sioux Falls) are welcome.  Everyone else can join in through video conferences.  The agenda will typically be as follows;

  • Prayer & Book Sharing (15 minutes)
  • Guest Speaker (30 minutes)
  • Diocesan Updates & Business
  • Agenda Items Proposed by You!

To get involved in these meetings, please ensure you are on the PCL email list.  If you have topics or ideas to bring to the meeting, please let Eric know.


Sacramental Preparation

Religious Education


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