Who We Are

The Office of Youth Ministry exists to foster, create and support the best efforts to engage and invite Catholic teenagers into a life in Christ and His Church, across Long Island. We recognize the most effective and impactful evangelization happens in the local parish. Our effort is to encourage and grow that model throughout the diocese.


To initiate and encourage a solid, sustainable and sacramental ministry for Catholic teens in each of the 133 parishes of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.


To equip priests, youth ministers, and parish leaders with appropriate resources and formation to effectively evangelize and disciple the Catholic youth of their community in the modern day.