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Youth Ministry

Mission Statement

The Office of Youth Ministry is committed to developing strong Catholic leaders in our youth and bring them closer to Jesus Christ present in the Sacraments and through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and teaching of the Catholic Church in Sacred Scripture, Tradition, documents of the Catholic Church and “Renewing the Vision:  A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry”, so that they can carry out the Mission of the Church throughout our diocese and throughout their lives.


The Vision

The Office of Youth Ministry seeks to empower young people to live out their faith as disciples of Jesus Christ and draw them into responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic Church through:

• Advocacy
• Catechesis
• Community Life

• Evangelization
• Justice and Service
• Leadership Development

• Pastoral Care
• Prayer and Worship

Adult Formation and Certification

Each year the Office of Youth Ministry offers trainings that are geared for full-time, part-time and volunteer youth ministers by bringing in national speakers and trainers on a wide variety of important topics that relate to the field of youth ministry.  For more information on upcoming trainings, please contact the director.

Adult Formation

Beginning in the fall of 2012, we will offer a 2-year program to train adults using the components for a comprehensive ministry with adolescents from “Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry”.

CYM Lunch Network

Youth ministers from throughout the diocese come together for lunch once a month to share ideas and thoughts on youth ministry.


This program is for youth ministers that would like a more comprehensive formation program and would like to work towards a Basic Certificate in Youth Ministry.  For more information on these programs, please click on these links:

University of Dayton

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Center for Ministry Development

National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM)

Sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, the National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM) is the largest conference in the country for adults who minister to and with Catholic youth. Join thousands of your colleagues—youth and campus ministers, religious education leaders, clergy and religious, young adult ministers, performers, artists and volunteers—for three days of inspiring keynotes, challening workshops, dynamic prayer and worship, extensive networking, hundreds of resource exhibits, and good-hearted entertainment.

The conference is held every two years and will be in Tampa, Florida on December 6-9, 2018.  For more information on the conference, please click on the link below:

NCCYM (link to http://www.nccym.info/index.htm)

National Organization Links

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry

National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders

Diocesan Youth Leadership Team

High School youth from parishes throughout the diocese make up the DYLT and serve as the voice of the youth in the diocese to Bishop Guillory, the creative influence in direct programming of the Office of Youth Ministry and spread the Gospel through their witness as Disciples of Christ.

Bowling for Birthright

Don’t miss your chance next spring to help Birthright, Inc. fight for unborn children and support soon-to-be mothers. What better way to fundraise than with a few games of bowling?
Baby goods and monetary donations are encouraged! Contact your parish youth minister or the Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry for more information!

coming soon this fall

Quest Retreat 2018

IT’S BACK! It is time once again to step away from the busyness of life, to unplug from our mundane responsibilities and plug into our faith. QUEST is a diocesan retreat which brings youth from all over our diocese together for a weekend of prayer, worship, Adoration, music and fellowship! We want to see you on January 26th-28th at Lake Tomahawk Retreat Center.

Contact your parish youth minister or the Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry for more information.

Summer Camp

“When we think of July, certain events immediately come to our minds.  There’s the 4th of July celebrations with family and friends, including BBQ, watermelon, and fireworks.  THEN, there is the Diocese of Beaumont Summer Camp! Each July for over thirty years, staff and campers from throughout the diocese have gathered in the great outdoors (WITHOUT air-conditioning) to enjoy games and activities, re-connect with old friends and make new ones, and share and grow in faith.  This year, however, our July looks a bit different.  Because we cannot gather in our traditional camp setting, we want to share with you a few ideas we collected.

In these newsletters, you will find the daily themes with reflections and  discussion questions, activities, craft projects, and various forms of prayer; all of these would have been part of our camp this year.  Now, you and your family  (and friends) can experience a little of Summer Camp 2020 – OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART LORD – right in the safety and comfort of your home. We hope you enjoy!

For us, some of the best gifts of the Summer Camp experience have been seeing our campers grow as individuals, as brothers and sisters in community, and as young disciples excited and ready to live the daily themes and lessons learned with those they meet once they return home.

PLEASE, don’t miss Summer Camp 2020.  You might not be able to do everything in the newsletter every day, but I heard a statement once, and it’s one I think of often – “something is better than nothing.”  Save our Summer Camp Newsletters, and do “something”  as your family schedule allows.  So,  you can have Summer Camp 2020 all summer long!

We look forward to being with you again next year at Summer Camp 2021!”

Sunday newsletter (pdf)

Monday newsletter (pdf)

Tuesday newsletter (pdf)

Wednesday newsletter (pdf)

Thursday newsletter (pdf)

Friday newsletter (pdf)

Youth 2000 Retreat

YOUTH 2000 is a Eucharistic-centered weekend retreat with an atmosphere of joy, celebration and enthusiasm. Join us for a weekend focused on celebration of the Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation! The weekend includes catechesis, music, prayer, talks, friendship, and workshops. If there’s anything that our youth could walk away with from Youth 2000, let it be Christ. We find Jesus Christ in the Eucharist; the “source and summit” of our faith! It all begins February 16 – 18, 2018 at St. Anne Parish in Beaumont. Contact your parish youth minister or the Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry for more information!

Youth 2000 General Information (pdf)

The Office of Youth Ministry stands in solidarity with the poor and vulnerable in southeast Texas and the global community. In accordance with the Church’s social teaching, we seek to serve by the key themes that are at the heart of our Catholic social tradition.

The Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

  • Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  • Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
  • The Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers
  • Solidarity
  • Care for God’s Creation

The youth of the Diocese of Beaumont carry out the mission of the Church by serving in many capacities throughout our communities.

To begin the “BOY SCOUT” program, purchase the appropriate book at the Hearn Scout Shop and contact Catholic Committee on Scouting Chair Mike Sigur at michaelsigur1227@gmail.com.


Scouting IS Youth Ministry

If you have any questions regarding the Catholic scouting programs, please contact Chair Mike Sigur at michaelsigur1227@gmail.com, Vice-Chair Frank Valdez at favlem@yahoo.com, or Chaplain Bruce Grimes at brucegrimes@aol.com. Thank you!

Scout Sunday 2019 will be held Feb. 3 in the St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica Center. Join the scout procession at the noon Mass in the Basilica!

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31 (each year). Upon completion contact your parish priest for a meeting and mail completed certificate from back of book to: Office of Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 3948, 77704

Attention all Catholic registered Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts.

Completion time is drawing near for the Catholic Scouting awards this year.  Cub scouts can earn their age appropriate Light of Christ (age 6-7) or Parvuli Dei (age 8-10) awards with their parents and Pastor.  Work books are available at the scout shop or online.  Completion page can be e-mailed to msigur@sbcglobal.net or mailed to the Diocese of Beaumont c/o Melanie Ehrlich by January 7, 2019.   Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts can earn their Ad Altare Dei (age 13-14) or Pope Pius (age 15-18 or up to 21 for Ventures) by attending an indoor campout with your award workbook, and prep work.  Campout for Pope Pius starts at Jan 4th at 5:30 PM & cost $25.00. The Ad Altare Dei starts at Jan 5th at 7:30 AM, the cost is $25.00.  Please bring overnight gear and workbook for either class. Both classes will be at St. Francis in Orange and should be complete by 5:00 PM on Sunday. If you need more information, please email the Diocesan Committee on Catholic Scouting Chair Michael Sigur at msigur@sbcglobal.net with Catholic Awards in the subject line.

All awards will be presented after Mass on Scout Sunday February 3, 2018 at noon at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica in Beaumont.

Cub Scouts

To begin the program, purchase appropriate book at the Hearn Scout Shop and work with parent to complete.

Light of Christ –

Grades 1-2
Parent & Child Program

Parvuli Dei (Children of God) –

Grades 3-5
Parent & Child Program

For more information go to http://www.nccs-bsa.org/

Boy Scouts

To begin the “BOY SCOUT” program, purchase appropriate book at the Hearn Scout Shop and contact David Pecora, Chair, dpecora322@yahoo.com

Ad Altare Dei (To the Altar of God) –

Ages 12-14
DCCS Counselor & Scout Group *Required Retreat

Pope Pius XII –

Ages 15-21 (Boy Scouts/Venture Scouts)
DCCS Counselor & Scout Group *Required Retreat

For more information go to http://www.nccs-bsa.org/

Girl Scouts & Camp Fire

To begin the program, purchase appropriate book at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 710 Archie Street, Beaumont, and work with parent to complete.

Family of God –

Ages 7-9
Parent & Child Program

I Live My Faith –

Ages 9-11
Parent & Child Program

Marian –

Ages 12-15
Parent & Child Program

The Spirit Alive –

Ages 16+
Parent & Child Program

For more information go to http://www.oyya.org/ccgscf.html

More Information:

Moore Scholarship

Applications for three Moore Scholarship awards are being accepted by the Office of Youth Ministry through March 20, 2021.  Three $8,000 scholarships will be presented in June to graduates who plan to further their education in college, vocational or technical schools. These scholarships will be awarded at the annual Diocesan Youth Convention.

Scholarship applications are available on the Diocese of Beaumont website, www.dioceseofbmt.org under Youth ministry, under Moore Scholarship or by contacting the Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry by email, mehrlich@dioceseofbmt.org, or by phone, (409) 924-4362.

The Moore Scholarship Fund is permanently endowed through a gift from Miss Alouisia Moore in memory of deceased members of her family.  Criteria for the scholarship are active involvement in the parish, demonstrated ability to complete their degree programs, and financial need.

Recipients must register as full-time students with a minimum 12-hour load per semester and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.  Recipients receive $1,000.00 per semester provided they continue to meet eligibility requirements.

The fund is administered through the Office of Youth Ministry.

Click To Download The Moore Scholarship Application (PDF)

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