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"Chosen" Youth Ministry & Confirmation Workshop featuring Chris Stefanick
May 28, 2014 - St. Joan of Arc - 10am to 1pm
(Includes lunch)
Chris is coming to our diocese to share  his new Confirmation program, CHOSEN. This is an excellent tool for Confirmation preparation complete with 24 awesome short DVD talks by some of the best up and coming young Catholic speakers. Please plan to join us. To register click here
LIFE TEEN CONVENTION for YMs
Scottsdale, Arizona, June 8 -11, 2014
This conference is just for youth ministry leaders and team members.  There will be amazing workshops on a vast number of relevant topics.  There are a number of us going so if you are interested and want to share a hotel room or carpool to cut costs, please contact me ASAP. For conference details and registration Click here

SPIRIT WEST COAST
will be taking place in our backyard at the Concord Pavilion on June 22, 2014.  There is an amazing line up of Christian artists and tickets go on sale today -- lawn seats are only $12.50.  What a great way to promote Christian music to your teens!  For details click here

Summer Enrichment for YM Leaders - Are you interested in gathering over the summer (once a week for 4-5 weeks) for a study and discussion to nourish your mind and your soul?  I am happy to facilitate multiple locations for your convenience.  I have had two books suggested---33 Days to Morning Glory and Engaging Today's Young People.  Email with your thoughts and suggestions.... PLEASE!!!!

Free MATT MAHER Concert -
July 19, 2014 at Todos Santos Plaza
ALL FOR GOD Youth Conference
San Diego, July 25 - 27
This annual conference features some of the leading Catholic speakers in the country.  It is a great opportunity to set your teens' faith on fire! 
For registration and details Click here

Our Mission

The Diocese of Oakland Youth Ministry Office supports the faith journey of our young people by promoting a comprehensive approach to youth ministry. Our goal is to support and equip those who serve in youth ministry with the tools and resources to create life changing Christo-centric formation in order to prepare our youth to live out Christ's call to discipleship.

We do this by:

  • Offering ongoing catechetical and enrichment opportunities
  • Providing resources, tools, and ongoing support
  • Providing ongoing communication about youth ministry matters
  • Coordinating Diocesan Youth Events in cooperation with youth ministry leaders


We support and encourage the comprehensive approach to youth ministry as outlined in Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Effective Ministry with Youth by the U.S., Conference of Catholic Bishops

For more information:

Please email Patti Collyer, Coordinator of Youth/Young Adult Ministry or call 510-267-8389