Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Youth Ministry         Young Adult Ministry        Pastoral Juvenil

Regina Wol, is a former youth from Our Lady of Fatima youth ministry program in Alcoa. In 2017 Regina was chosen to share her testimony on the main stage in front of 20,00 teens from across the country.  Her story is that of a teenage refugee from Africa, and she reflects on her and her family’s escape out of persecution for their faith. We are proud to showcase this testimony in hopes of inspiring other teens in our diocese and others who may stumble upon this page.

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This short video is from our most recent Catholic High School Camp (CYC) located at Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton Tn.  Keep this on your radar as we hope you will join us in 2020 where we hope to return to the Ocoee Retreat Center.

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Brittany Garcia speaks with Catholic Extension about the ministry to the Latino Community offered by the Diocese of Knoxville through Pastoral Juvenil.

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The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry serves the young people of the Diocese of Knoxville by promoting and supporting a framework for Catholic youth ministry. It accomplishes this goal primarily by living and encouraging others to take to heart the eight components found in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ document Renewing the Vision.
 The eight components are advocacy; catechesis; community life; evangelization; justice, peace, and service; leadership development; pastoral care; and prayer and worship. We hope our ministry will spread the Gospel entrusted to us by Christ to the youngest members of our church and that they in turn will pass the light of the Gospel to others.

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If you would like more information on Youth Ministry please feel out the form below.