Welcome to the Office of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Ogdensburg!

St. John Paul II said, “Dear young people, let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ, and spread that light wherever you are.”  As youth ministry is developed throughout the Diocese of Ogdensburg, both through diocesan-sponsored events and local youth ministry events, our hope is that young people will continually be taken over by the light of Christ and spread that light. 

The Department of Youth Ministry is here to be a resource for every parish.  If you are looking to undergo training as a youth minister through our Diocesan Youth Ministry Certification program, are hoping for help in planning youth events, are in the process of training adult leaders to serve on a youth ministry team, or are looking for resources, please get in touch.

We are also here to help facilitate diocesan youth activities.  Be on the lookout for information on youth activities such as Camp Guggenheim, youth rallies, the March for Life, leadership weekends, regional events, and more.   

Please contact Mr. Thomas Semeraro, the Director of Youth Ministry, with any questions or concerns regarding youth ministry; thanks for your interest in the youth of our diocese! 


Mr. Thomas Semeraro
100 Elizabeth Street
P.O. Box 369
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
315-393-2920 ext. 1415

Jeannie Grizzuto, Secretary
315-393-2920 Ext: 1413