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Lifelong Lay Formation

Youth Formation

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]

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.

Learn more about the National Catholic Youth Conference

Holy Fire is a powerful moment of encounter, worship and fun for young people in grades 6-9. It offers youth preparing for the sacrament of confirmation an engaging and significant experience of the broader Church.

Learn more about Holy Fire

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 13-18, 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.