Vision Statement:

The vision of Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the Diocese of Scranton is to empower members of the Young Church to answer the call of Baptism by living a life of intentional discipleship, and by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout their journey of faith.

Ministry for youth and young adults includes:

  • Providing resources, training, and consultation for assistance in the implementation of youth and young adult ministry.
  • Continued support is provided through on-site visits and spiritual formation for Religious Education and Youth Ministry staff.
  • Development of leadership and peer ministry programs on a diocesan level.
    Diocesan retreat opportunities.
  • Coordinating diocesan participation in conferences and pilgrimages for youth and young adults.

The International Student Leadership Institute is back!!!

The International Student Leadership Institute (ISLI) is a peer-facilitated faith-based leadership retreat designed by Fr. Thomas Chambers C.S.C. at the University of Notre Dame. The organization began when a group of Notre Dame students met with a group of young, potential leaders from a Midwestern high school in order to enhance and expand their leadership aptitude. From this, the organization developed its present scope of operations, which includes exceptional and talented students throughout the United States and Canada. As a graduate of I.S.L.I., you will become a part of the organization that has helped thousands of participants become strong leaders in today’s society.

For more information and to register, click here.

Youth and Young Adult Ministry Advisory Board:

Dominick Costantino |
Father Don Williams |
Kristin Osipower |
Dori Hurley |