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 Youth Ministry

​“What is needed today is a church which knows how to respond to the expectations of young people. Jesus wants to enter into dialogue with them and, through his body which is the church, to propose the possibility of a choice which will require a commitment of their lives. As Jesus with the disciples of Emmaus, so the church must become today the traveling companion of young people ...”  - Pope John Paul II


We, at the Diocese of Greensburg are called to take up the Holy Father’s challenge by focusing the church’s ministry with adolescents on three essential goals drawn from the United States Catholic Conference of Bishop’s document, Renewing the Vision. 

We are called to:

  1. Empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
  2. Draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the faith community.
  3. Foster the personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
The mission of our office is to guide and support pastors and lay ministers as they minister to youth and young adults, and design and implement local initiatives that foster the spiritual, intellectual and social development of young people.​​​​​​ 

 2016 Retreatoree | Merciful Like the Father

Plan now to attend the 2016 Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting Retreatoree, Merciful Like the Father, to be held at Camp Conestoga from September 23 to September 25. The Retreatoree is open to all boy, girl, venture, explorers, and webelos scouts in fifth grade and up.

Sessions include, Defining God's Mercy, Where Have You Experienced God's Mercy and A Scout is Merciful.​ There will be opportunity for prayer, celebration of the Eucharist and reconciliation, along with a lot of good fellowship. Plan to attend and strengthen your faith.

The cost of the retreatoree is $25, which includes snack on Friday, meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Also, the price includes materials and patch. All registration is online only.

The registration deadline is September 16. Check-in, Friday, September 23 begins at 6:00 p.m., and physical forms A and B are required at check-in. The program begins Saturday at 8:00 a.m., and ends with camp break-down occurring after Mass on Sunday morning.

Contact Tina Moore or Joe Rougeux with any questions regarding this retreatoree. Tina Moore can be reached at 724-837-0901 or call Joe Rougeux at 412-215-7274.​​

Download the full 2016 Retreatoree Schedule .​​​​​​​​​​​

 Permission Forms

Below you will find vital permission forms that may be used for events held within your youth ministry. If you have any questions about these forms, please contact Christie Smith at 724-837-0901.
Download Form
Parent Permission Form for Field Trip Participation
Parent/Guardian Consent/Release Form
Photographic Release Letter

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