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Ever Increasing Hope

After a long year, we need hope now more than ever.

 

As we approach Holy Week and Easter, all teens and young adults from throughout the Diocese are invited to prepare through a virtual experience on Thursday, March 25 from 7pm-8pm.

 

The evening will feature international keynote speaker and performer ValLimar Jansen: international and inspirational speaker, storyteller, vocalist and emcee, including at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) and World Youth Day, Panama. She has also spoken in Europe, the Caribbean, Japan, and Israel.

4th Watch

4th Watch offers a one-night opportunity to safely connect.

Be inspired by our speaking team, moved by our worship team, encounter Christ in Eucharistic Adoration, and experience mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

In Scripture, during the 4th watch of the night, Jesus came to the Apostles while they kept watch on their boat.

We've weathered the storm. But Jesus is coming.

Meet Him at 4th Watch.

Christian Leadership Institute

The Christian Leadership Institute (CLI) is a six-day long leadership training experience for high school age youth sponsored by the Office of Faith Formation. CLI seeks to foster the leadership potential of our young Church by heightening each person's gifts and talents for various ministerial roles and responsibilities in their parishes, schools and greater communities. 

CLI is currently postponed due to the pandemic.

New dates are being planned.

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YES! Retreat

The YES! Retreat is a three-day weekend retreat experience run by a Board of Directors and sponsored by the Office of Faith Formation. The YES! Retreat provides high school youth an opportunity to encounter God through the sacraments, testimony, fellowship, and a closer examination of self and relationships with others. The experience allows young people to affirm their confirmation promises and return to their communities with renewed conviction and empowerment to bring Christ to others. 
 

New YES! Retreat dates are being planned. 

Catholic Youth Day

The Diocesan Youth Day celebrates the Catholic Church's annual World Youth Day locally, in between the international World Youth Day. It is a shared initiative between the Bishop's Office and the Office of Faith Formation. Held each year on Cape Cod, the day brings together young people from the Diocese for a summer experience, including service, speakers, music, and worship.

Future Youth Day dates are currently pending.

Additional Programs

The following are youth programs within the Diocese of Fall River, but that are independent of the Office of Faith Formation

Diocesan Catholic Scouting Committee

The Diocese of Fall River seeks to support scouts, their parents, scout leaders and local parishes. Catholic scouting activities are overseen by the Diocesan Scouting Committee. For more information, contact: 

 

Diocese of Fall River Catholic Committee on Scouting

P.O. Box 70737

North Dartmouth, MA 02747

774-202-3047

Fr David Frederici

ECHO 

of Cape Cod

Encountering Christ in Others (ECHO) has been active on the Cape and Islands for over thirty-five years. This teen weekend retreat program is open to all high school juniors and seniors who are seeking to deepen their faith and enhance their relationship with Jesus.​ The weekends are held at the Craigville Conference Center in Centerville, MA.  

ECHO Website

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

CYO offers organized sports for Catholic Schools and young area young people, with locations in Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton. For more information, contact:

Fall River Area CYO
Tel. 508- 672-9644

New Bedford Area CYO
Tel. 508-996-0536

Taunton Area CYO
Tel. 508-679-6732

Tel. 508-679-6732

Fr Jay Maddock

ABOUT US

The Office of Faith Formation is a department of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River.

 

Our mission is to work with the Diocese of Fall River’s parishes, personnel and agencies to evangelize and form engaged disciples for Christ.

ADDRESS

508-675-1311

423 Highland Ave

Fall River, MA 02720

 

dcarvalho@dioc-fr.org

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