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The Diocese of Manchester, Youth Ministry, helps young people to know Christ and deepen their faith.

Through prayer, professional development, and youth events we integrate young people into the life, mission, and work of the Catholic community.

We are inspired by the Holy Spirit, and guided by Scripture and Tradition.

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Global Celebration of Youth & Young Adults

In November of 2020, Pope Francis called for a renewal of the celebration of World Youth Day, moving the diocesan celebration from Palm Sunday to Christ the King Sunday starting in 2021.

This celebration will allow our local churches to communicate this important pastoral message to the young on a day focused on Jesus, our Lord and King. This year, the Feast of Christ the King falls on November 21, 2021.

For a list of resources for celebrating the Global Celebration of Youth & Young Adults, please visit the links below. A special guidebook, released on October 1, 2021, is available through the USCCB.

USCCB - Annual Celebration

The Vatican - "Pastoral Guidelines for the Celebration of World Youth Day in the Particular Churches" issued by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life

Pope Francis’s Message

Resources for Building Comprehensive Youth Ministry

St. Mary’s Press

The Vision of Catholic Youth Ministry

Catholic Youth Ministry – The Essential Documents

The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Renewing the Vision (A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry)

Order the book: Renewing the Vision

The National Initiative on Adolescent Catechesis
(Partnership with USCCB, NFCYM, NCEA, and NCCL)

The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis

Organizations That Provide Support to Youth Ministry

National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM)


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Related Links

Youth Ministry Mission

Campus Ministry - High School

Catholic Relief Services

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry and the Church (USCCB)