Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

"The goal of diocesan and parish youth ministry is to provide age-appropriate opportunities which will lead our youth to a life-changing encounter with Christ which will nourish a faithful, fruitful and joyful friendship with Him and His Church."

The Diocese of Ogdensburg's Department of Youth Ministry is available to provide youth and youth ministers with the opportunities and resources to help our young people grow in their faith and form a joyful, fruitful, lifelong relationship with Christ and His Church. 

Through diocesan-wide activities, such as the youth rally, Youth Buses for Life, leadership weekends, and Camp Guggenheim, youth from the diocese are invited to join together in faith and fellowship, drawing closer to the Lord.

The Diocese of Ogdensburg Youth Ministry Certification program and deanery/regional youth minister sessions are available to help youth ministers grow in their understanding of youth ministry best practices, giving them the necessary tools to best serve our youth.

It is my heart-felt hope that the faith of the youth of the diocese can continually grow as youth are given the opportunities to witness, and be witnesses of, God's awesome love. 

Thank you for your interest in youth ministry in the diocese of Ogdensburg; please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas regarding youth ministry.

Pax et Bonum,
Kelly Donnelly
Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Ogdensburg