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Lifelong Lay Formation

Youth Ministry

The Diocese of Joliet partners with several organizations to offer youth programs and events throughout the year. These programs celebrate young people and equip them with experiences that deepen their relationship with Christ and the Catholic Church.

Programs and Events

Youth Formation [Accordion]

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June 1, 2024
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lewis University
1 University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446

Cost: $75/person

This exciting, first-of-its-kind youth event will be held at Lewis University on June 1, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An unforgettable day conference dedicated to transforming the lives of 8th to 12th graders (current 7th to 12th graders) into passionate and joyful disciples, participants will:

  • Engage with national keynote speakers
  • Experience uplifting praise and worship
  • Deepen their faith through Eucharistic adoration
  • Find renewal in Reconciliation


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Catholic conferences that bring high school students into a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. 

Learn more about Steubenville Conferences

NCYC is a powerfully unique three-day experience of prayer, community, evangelization, catechesis, service and empowerment for Catholic high schoolers and their adult chaperones.

EL CAMINO | THE WAY will be held November 14–16, 2024 in Long Beach, Calif. 

Learn more about NCYC

Quo Vadis Days is a camp for young men with a desire to learn more about priesthood. Quo Vadis translates to: where are you going? Legend tells us that St. Peter asked Jesus this question on the outskirts of Rome, and we know where Jesus went in response to His Father’s will.

The four-day/three-night camp sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago Vocations Office and in collaboration with the Diocese of Joliet Vocation Office is an engaging event that is 100 percent seminarian led. The retreat is open to young men, ages 13 to 18, that want to learn more about the priesthood. Those attending will have a life changing encounter with Christ while having the time of their life.

Learn more about Quo Vadis Days

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The Joliet Catholic Diocese Committee on Scouting (JDCCS) gives guidance, direction, leadership and vitality in the spiritual phase of scouting to all Catholic scouts and scouters in the diocese — whether in parish-supported units or units unaffiliated with a Catholic organizations.

The Committee serves Catholic Scouts in all scouting groups, including:

  • American Heritage Girls
  • Boy Scouts of America/Cub Scouts
  • Camp Fire USA
  • Girl Scouts USA
  • Other Catholic Youth Groups

Learn more about JDCCS

Winter Day of Recollection

Saturday, February 17, 2024
8 a.m. to noon
St. Michael Catholic Church
310 S. Wheaton Ave.
Wheaton, IL

Join us as we begin earning the LIMITED EDITION Eucharistic Revival Patch from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. This patch is only available through 2024! Come and learn more about the Blessed Sacrament through Mass, presentations, and scouting fun with fellow Catholic Scouts from around the area. Boards of Review for Scouts BSA religious emblems will also be available.

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