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!

New Youth Leader Orientation

The Office of Youth Discipleship & Evangelization will be hosting an orientation for new youth leaders within our diocese on September 5-6, 2019.  This new annual event is for anyone who is responsible for parish youth ministry or religious education efforts with youth in grades 7-12 and has been in their role for three years or less.  The goal is to introduce the participants to the various resources available to them throughout the diocese (including diocesan events, policies and guidelines, etc.), meet other diocesan staff, network with other youth leaders from around the diocese, and more.  The days will also include time for prayer, Sacraments, and fellowship. For this year we are extending an invitation to anyone who has been in their role for 4-5 years as well.  Register for free below!

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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