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