Office of

Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Michal Horace, Director 

  Current OYYAM Calendar  (updated 10-17-14)




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The Archdiocese of Portland

in Oregon is an

affiliated member of the

National Federation for

Catholic Youth Ministry.





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National Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers is now available




Coming Up!


Child Protection Train the Trainer Workshops.  See the Office of Child Protection for schedule.



Archdiocese of Portland Confirmation Policy







Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies Program Course

Prayer & Worship

January 10-11, 2015  |  Griffin Center, Milwaukie, OR

YMSP #7: Prayer & Worship

Register Online Now!



Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies

Certificate in Youth Ministry Courses can be taken by any full-time, part-time or volunteer lay ecclesial minister working with youth.  The program is offered through eight weekend-long courses over a two year period. Individuals can take any course as a standalone workshop or take all courses to earn a Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies.

For further information about the Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies courses, including fees, the 2014-2015 schedule (new!), and course descriptions, see the flyer below.

YMSP 2014-2015 Course Dates

Save the Date!

2015 Archdiocesan Young Adult Retreat

January 23 - 25, 2015
Canby Grove Retreat Center, Canby, Oregon

2015 Young Adult Retreat

Register Online Here

Engaging Parents, Forming Family Faith
A workshop presented by the Center for Ministry Development

February 26, 2015
Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, Portland, OR

Engaging Parents, Forming Family Faith

Register Online Now!


NET 2015 Retreat Dates
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