Office of

Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Michal Horace, Director 

  Current OYYAM Calendar  (updated 3-5-14)




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The Archdiocese of Portland

in Oregon is an

affiliated member of the

National Federation for

Catholic Youth Ministry.





To download a copy of the Archdiocese of Portland Policies and Best Practices for using the Internet and Social Media, visit the Archdiocesan Office of Communications



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





2014 Archdiocesan Pilgrimage Walk

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Click the image below for all Pilgrimage Walk Information

Guaranteed Lunch & T-Shirt Deadline Extended 40 Hours to 9:00am, Thursday, April 17

All registrations received at the Pastoral Center by 9:00am on Thursday, April 17 will be guaranteed a t-shirt and lunch.

Wak by Faith

YM Budgeting Tips 2014
(Click image above for flier)

CMD 2014 Workshop

May 13, 2014
8:30am - 3pm

St. Vincent de Paul Church-Salem

Details & Online Registration


2014 Youth Minister Retreat

May 19-21, 2014  |  Aldersgate Retreat Center

2014 YM Retreat

Register Online Here!




Christian Leadership Institute (CLI)

June 16-20, 2014  |  Father Bernard Youth Center

2014 CLI
Download the Complete Application Packet!



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


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