Youth Ministry

The Office of Youth Ministry provides training, resources and diocesan-wide youth events to assist Directors of Youth Ministry as they strive to fully incorporate young people into the life of their parish. 

About the Office

Youth Ministry Prayer

Every Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. all of the youth workers across the Diocese of Arlington join together in prayer for each other and the teens we serve. Please join us in this prayer!

Join us to Pray
I Will Love

2016-17 Theme

This year's youth ministry theme in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington is “I will love.” The phrase “I will love” comes from Saint Teresa of Calcutta’s address to the United Nations on October 26, 1985. Every day we are faced with new stories of acts of hatred and prejudice – a seemingly endless list of reasons to be angry and hopeless. We have the choice to be dragged into the mess and be hurtful, or as Christians with our hope in Christ, we can make a firm resolution to love. When we experience the love of Christ, our response is to share that love with others.

Learn more about our annual theme.

Find Your Director of Youth Ministry

Every parish in the Diocese has a Director of Youth Ministry (DYM) whose job it is to provide many opportunities for young people to become involved in the life of the parish. Here is a listing of each DYM and information about the program they oversee.

Find a DYM