Programs & Ministries
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.
Guiding Principles of Youth and Young Adult Ministry:
- To call the Catholic faith community to continually
renew its affective and effective option for young people.
- To foster the total personal and spiritual growth
of each young person.
- To invite and empower young people to live as
missionary disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
- To draw young people to participate responsibly
in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community.
Young Adult Ministry:
- To connect young adults with Jesus Christ
- To connect young adults with the Church
- To connect young adults with the mission of the Church in the world
- To connect young adults with a peer community
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