YOUTH ON A MISSION (YOAM) June 23-26, 2020

The Diocese of San Jose in collaboration with the Northern California and Reno Dioceses are hosting

YOUTH ON A MISSION (YOAM) June 23-26, 2020

YOAM is a 4-day VIRTUAL discipleship training for Catholic teens who are ready for the next step in their development as disciples and leaders in the (domestic) church. During YOUTH on a MISSION:

  • Youth will encounter Christ
  • Learn practical skills for servant leadership
  • Discover God’s call to evangelize
  • Be encouraged to serve in leadership in parish life (while you’re stuck at home)
  • Be challenged to take the next step in their discipleship

Register by June 12, 2020 for $35 ($ 45 after June 12)
For more information please call me at 408|983-0112 or

Volunteer Opportunities
Consider joining a new ministry of COVID Recovery with fellow parishioners and Catholic Charities.

There are many ways to make a difference:

  • Helping out at our food distribution sites in parish parking lots
  • Making phone calls to vulnerable people
  • Sewing hygiene face coverings for unhoused persons

Volunteers Needed at the Following Parishes: Click on the Parish where you would like to volunteer

We hope that your youth will take advantage of these opportunities and others as they become available. May we all respond to God’s call to be missionary disciples denouncing the sin of racism, expressing our faith and not being afraid to share it with all those we encounter.

Be assured of my prayers for you, your families and communities.

Sandra Torres
Director of Youth and Young Adults


An online confirmation retreat

“The best part of our online Confirmation retreat is flexibility! With that in mind, we’ve crafted two separate retreat experiences based on the availability of your teens: a 4 week format or a 2 day weekend retreat. Each version comes with resources, roadmaps, and content geared towards your chosen format.” – Greater

DYR Cancelation


MSDYR Cancelation



Check out what’s happening with young ministry throughout the diocese!

We envision a community in Christ Jesus that
to every generation.
We serve and develop advocates of youth and young adults
for the evangelization of the young Church.
Scouting is an effective way to help Catholic youth to do their duty to God
and to their country. Scouting builds character and teaches devotion to God in an
environment that provides wholesome fun under the guidance of strong adult role models.
The Scouting program provides a wonderful channel to involve youth in the life of Catholic parishes.