The Fellowship for the New Evangelization is a group of Diocesan Directors of Youth Ministry who are products of the "JPII generation" and continue to be inspired and encouraged by the ministries of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and now Pope Francis. We exist to support one another in our positions and in our ministry to young people through the Youth Ministries in our (arch) dioceses.
Diocesan ministry is a true joy, but can be a difficult position at times with few peers within our diocese. The Fellowship allows us to gather on a regular basis with those who are our peers in this work. We also study the documents of the New Evangelization and discuss methods of bringing this vision to fruition within our diocese.
We love Jesus Christ, our Catholic faith, our Holy Father Pope Francis, and the deep traditions of our Church. We have committed ourselves to sharing these loves with the young Church of today.
We began this Fellowship in 2006 and are open to anybody that wants to join us in this mission...click here to learn how.
Please feel free to look around the site and visit the Contact Us page if you would like more information.
At our annual gathering, we spend time discussing the documents of the New Evangelization and how we are attempting to implement this mission within our diocese. We also bring in priests and guest speakers to guide us in prayer and spiritual growth. Lastly, we always make time for fun and fellowship. Here we are hiking in the Rocky Mountains north of Denver during a recent gathering.
If you are interested in attending our meeting in Bethesda, MD on April 25-27, 2017, please contact Kevin Bohli.
We often find ourselves discussing the best way to encourage discipleship in the parishes and youth ministries in our dioceses. Eric Gallagher is a member of the Fellowship, Director of the Office of Youth Discipleship and Evangelization for the Diocese of Sioux Falls, and founder of Discipleship Focused Youth Ministry. Be sure to check out his site and resources!
Are you coming to DC for the annual March for Life in 2017? The Catholic Diocese of Arlington will again be hosting two events featuring Mass, concerts, and prayer opportunities to spiritually prepare young people for the March for Life. Many young people have said this is this highlite of their pilgrimage to DC. This event will feature Mark Hart and other speakers and bands soon to be named. Click here for more details.