Dear young people, the Church depends on you! She needs your lively faith, your creative charity and the energy of your hope. Your presence renews, rejuvenates and gives new energy to the Church.
Pope Benedict XVI - World Youth Day, 2011

Youth & Young Adult Ministry

The Diocese of Victoria's Youth and Young Adult Ministry is a response to the needs of young people by the entire Catholic community with the goal of actively involving and empowering youth and young adults within our local parish communities, Diocese and beyond.

With the help of the Holy Spirit, we want to assist our youth and young adults in cultivating a deep and lasting relationship with Jesus Christ within the Church and to help find ways to strengthen that relationship so that when faced with the trials and challenges that the world may present them, our young people will have a solid foundation with which to endure and thrive in faith, hope and charity.

Our Youth and Young Adult Ministry program  is here to offer training and support to assist pastors, youth and young adult coordinators with current programs and to help cultivate new and exciting programs throughout our Diocese. We are here to advocate and be a source of encouragement and inspiration for the youth and young adults of our Diocese. Young people today face many challenges and we need to do all that we can to support them on their faith journey.

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Guiding Principles of Youth and Young Adult Ministry:

Youth Ministry:

  1. To call the Catholic faith community to continually
    renew its affective and effective option for young people.
  2. To foster the total personal and spiritual growth
    of each young person.
  3. To invite and empower young people to live as
    missionary disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
  4. To draw young people to participate responsibly
    in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community.

Source: "You Give Them Something to Eat", CCCB, 2016

Young Adult Ministry:

  1. To connect young adults with Jesus Christ
  2. To connect young adults with the Church
  3. To connect young adults with the mission of the Church in the world
  4. To connect young adults with a peer community

Source: "Sons and Daughters of the Light", USCCB, 1997

Contact Information

Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry: Kelly Bourke, MDiv, S.T.B.


1-4044 Nelthorpe St
Victoria, BC V8X 2A1
Phone: (250) 479-1331 ext. 230


Last Updated

Feb 2, 2018


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