ONE Youth Ministry
We will find and train good mentors— inspiring companions for young people on their journey of faith.
Many of the strong lay leadership and religious vocations in our diocese are built by offering engaging youth ministry programs. We need to support more Catholics to rise up and take these roles in our parishes—and in the lives of our young people.
Focusing on YOUTH MINISTRY will make us stronger as ONE:
- Lay Formation: $2.5 million
To support our lay leadership, endowment funds will help certify an additional 400 lay ministry leaders at the basic level and 100 lay ministry leaders at the advanced level over the next five years.
- Youth Ministry Program Endowment: $5 million
The Diocese will establish an endowment to create a Regional Youth & Young Adult Ministry Program. The endowment will provide training programs and the infrastructure necessary to nurture the spiritual foundation of our youth and lay leadership.
- Newman Centers: $6 million
Young adults in their twenties are at a critical juncture in their lives and Newman Centers can be instrumental in helping them discover God’s plan for them. A vibrant Newman community attracts Catholic and non-Catholic students, leading to both new and recommitted Catholics. Simply having Newman Centers is not enough. The ONE Campaign will provide funding for an endowment to help sustain Bishop Soto’s newly proposed governance model and help provide much-needed capital improvements to the centers in both Chico and Davis.
- Retreat Center: $2.5 million
To expand participation of youth and young adults at the parish, deanery, regional and diocesan levels, the Diocese plans to purchase a new youth camp property that can also be used for various retreat options.