Gathering on Youth Ministry – January 31, 2024

This night is meant for all those that walk with young people in our parishes – and campus ministries. From Youth Ministry Leaders, Clergy, Religious, Campus Ministers, PCL’s, Scout Leaders, Youth Ministry Volunteers and more!

We invite YOU to a special evening being held at the St John Paul II Youth Retreat Center.

We will be looking at the topic of Ministering to Generation Z. These are young people that were born in the late 1990’s to the early 2010’s .. most of the teens we have in our current middle and high school programs! In addition several Archdiocesan Offices will have information tables set up that participants can view and meet diocesan staff!


Our speaker for the evening will be Ela Milewska. Ela is the Executive Director of the Department of Youth Faith Formation of the Archdiocese of New York, supporting parishes in their ministries to form young people and their families from baptism to twelfth grade. She has trained youth ministry and catechetical leaders, catechists, and educators across the United States and internationally and also has been blessed to minister in a variety of environments, from a small community in West Virginia to a large parish in Raleigh, NC!

Our Evenings Schedule
6:30pm   Doors Open, food is served/ visit various Archdiocesan Ministries/Offices info tables
7:20pm   Welcome, Prayer, Opening Comments
7:30pm   Evening Presentation
9:00m    Wrap Up
9:30pm   Night Ends

Rich Donovan, Associate Director
Office for Youth & Young Adult Ministry
201-998-0088 x 4150