For Youth Leaders

Welcome and thank you for your work with the youth!

Below you will find links to the general 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!


Summer 2022 – Lumen Christi

We are now taking requests for the summer 2022 Lumen Christi missionary teams from parishes.  All teams will be offering a 4 day VBS program and the option of a 4 or 5 day evening program.  The cost is $1500 per parish.  Please click the button below to get your request in and we will be in touch with more details.  Please fill out this Parish Information form and return to Grace Tibbetts by February 15, 2022 at: 523 N Duluth Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Request a team



Confirmation Retreat

The Diocese is providing a Confirmation Retreat on November 14th from 12pm- 6pm at St. Thomas More Parish, Brookings.  Lunch will be provided.  All registrations are done through your parish and close November 5th.  The parish is required to send adult helpers with their youth attending to assist with small groups. There must be one adult for every 5 youth (ex. 2 youth = 1 adult,  7 youth = 2 adults).  The parish is responsible for ensuring these adults have all met the Safe Environment requirements laid out by the Diocese.   Click below to download the registration form and send your filled out copy to the Diocese by November 5th.  More details can be found here: 

Registration Form



New Parish Catechetical Leader’s Orientation

This year’s New PCL Orientation day was October 1st. If you were not able to attend, you can find the recordings here: 



Parish Catechetical Leaders Day

November 5th, 2021 from 9am-4pm @ St. Thomas More Parish, Brookings.  There will be Mass, presentations from the diocesan Discipleship & Evangelization team,  and a workshop on the thresholds of conversion. Lunch will be provided. If you are a priest, deacon, DRE, YM, RCIA coordinator, or discipleship coordinator, you should plan on attending if possible!  Register below!

Register here



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.

Weekly Youth Leader Zoom Meetings

Every Tuesday at 11am there will be a meeting for all parish youth leaders and pastors around the diocese.  Meetings will be one hour long. These meetings are recorded and available upon request.

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


Sacramental Preparation

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