DioMass Youth Ministry

2017-2018 Youth Ministry Calendar of Events

View the PDF version of the flyer here.

Youth Leadership Academy Applications

Available on-line now. 
Due Wed., August 6, 2017

Leadership development.
Spiritual formation.
Service in community.
These are the three pillars of this year-long program. Applications for the 2017-2018 Youth Leadership Academy program are now available. All those entering ninth or tenth grade are eligible, whether or not they attended the YLA camp week.

Participants learn new skills, challenge themselves as community organizers, and put their discipleship in action--and have a lot of fun!!

For more information, contact The Rev. H. Mark Smith.Start your application here>>

Contact H. Mark Smith for more information.

Middle School Retreat 2017 

November 17-19, 2017

Friday at 7:00 pm – Sunday at 12:30 pm

Barbara C. Harris Camp

The Office of Youth Ministry and the Diocesan Youth Council look forward to welcoming you to the annual Middle School Retreat! Come enjoy the beautiful fall at our Barbara C. Harris Camp. We will have small group workshops, fun games, active and thoughtful worship, a LIVE band, and holy time for attentiveness to the presence of God in our lives and in each other.

Adult mentors will also have the opportunity to take part in adult programming. Whether you are a professional youth worker, or this is your first doing this work, this is a wonderful opportunity to develop skills that will help improve your parish ministry. If you can't attend the retreat, but would just like to come for the day to participate in this free training, please email Mark (hmsmith@diomass.org).

Registration will open in the summer.

Las Posadas / Searching for Shelter

Saturday/Sabado, 16 December/Diciembre, 2017

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 

The people of San Lucas/St. Luke’s in Chelsea invite young people from across the diocese to join in this traditional Advent celebration with roots in Mary and Joseph’s search for refuge—a bilingual celebration of processions, Novenas, music, food, and hospitality.

El pueblo de San Lucas / St. Luke’s en Chelsea invitar a los jóvenes de toda la diócesis para unirse a esta celebración del advenimiento tradicional con raíces en María y de José búsqueda de refugio - una celebración bilingüe de la procesiónes, Novena, música, comida y hospitalidad.
Registration for this event will close on Wednesday, December 13th.

El pueblo de San Lucas / St. Luke’s en Chelsea invitar a los jóvenes de toda la diócesis para unirse a esta celebración del advenimiento tradicional con raíces en María y de José búsqueda de refugio - una celebración bilingüe de la procesiónes, Novena, música, comida y hospitalidad.

Registration for this event will close on Wednesday, December 13th.

High School Retreat 2018 

February 2-4, 2018

Friday at 7:00 pm – Sunday at 12:30 pm

Barbara C. Harris Camp

Come enjoy the midwinter beauty at the Barbara C. Harris Camp, and meet young people and adults from all over the diocese! We will have small group workshops, indoor and outdoor games, worship that gets you both moving and thinking, a live band, and above all, time away from the stress of everyday life, so that we can pay a little more attention to the Spirit of God!

Registration will open in the summer.

Two Preconfirmation Retreats

March 16-17, 2018   |   April 6-7, 2018

Friday at 7:00 pm – Saturday at 4:00 pm

Barbara C. Harris Camp

PreConfirmation retreats are a chance for young people of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts to meet other young people discerning their call to Confirmation, or even just the faith journey in general! The retreats do not try to sum up a year’s worth of classes in one overnight, but we do try to give all who come a feeling for how making a commitment to one’s faith can be lived out not only in church, but in every part of our day.

The retreats are led by the members of the Diocesan Youth Council, 10th-12th graders who see part of their leadership and ministry as welcoming all the youth attending retreats, leading small groups, and giving reflections on their own spiritual journeys. They look forward to getting to know all participants!

Good Friday Overnight

March 30-31, 2018

Friday (5:30 pm) to Saturday (10:00 am)

Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston 

Join young people from across the diocese to experience the practice of compassionate witness through creative expression.

Participants will work individually and in groups to create art that speaks to their experiences and reflects on the meaning of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection for the world around us today.

Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Sep 6 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday, Nov 17 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, Nov 19 12:30 PM
Saturday, Dec 16 at 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Feb 2 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, Feb 4 12:30 PM