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The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries affiliated with the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

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Youth Ministry

Comprehensive Youth Ministry


Offerings from the Office of Youth Ministry based on the components of comprehensive youth ministry from Renewing the Vision, USCCB

Advocacy    Intercesión

Individual parish consultation is offered to Pastors, youth ministers, and other parish leaders to support their efforts to provide comprehensive youth ministry in the parish.

Leadership    Promotor de Liderazgo

The Archdiocesan Youth Leadership Team equips youth for leadership roles in their church and school communities. Input of this team assists adults to understand current teen culture. The Policy and Procedures Manual clarifies standards for youth ministry programs in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Professional Development Days are offered several times each year to address topics of special interest to youth ministers.

Catechesis    Catequesis

Basic Formation workshops are offered for those new to youth ministry and the Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program expands the knowledge and skills of those already in ministry. The office also provides resources to catechists of youth and their families.

Community Life    Crear Comunidad

Middle and High School Youth Spectaculars, give our archdiocesan youth an experience of the local church outside of their parish. National and regional youth 

conferences expand young people’s perspective and ignite their enthusiasm for their faith.

Pastoral Care    Cuidado Pastoral

The Office of Youth Ministry offers information critical to the understanding of healthy development of youth and the support of family life.

Evangelization    Evangelización

Weekly E-update and bi-monthly Newsnotes keep leaders current with local events, new ideas, and youth culture. CYO Sports parish and team ministers receive resources for Catholic evangelization in sports.

Prayer and Worship    Oración y Culto

A list of approved resources from the USCCB for confirmation preparation programs, and support for the development of effective liturgies and prayer with youth are provided.

Justice and Service    Justicia y Servicio

Resources and training are available for local service projects, national service experiences, and the service program YouthServe.