Youth Ministry Certification

Without prejudice to a particular parish’s organizational chart, the Diocese of Pueblo regards its Youth Ministers as CREs, Coordinators of Religious Education, with a particular charge:  the whole complex concerns surrounding ministry to contemporary youth as articulated in the USCCB document, Renewing the Vision:  A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry.

The Diocese of Pueblo therefore asks that all Youth Ministers in the Diocese meet, at a minimum, the professional qualifications required of a CRE.
At the same time, the Diocese wishes to heartily encourage all Youth Ministers to seek Youth Ministry Certification through the Center for Ministry Development (CMD) ( or the University of Dayton (  Please contact the Office of Lifelong Catechesis for assistance with dates within the diocese, if available, or with help getting in touch with one of our neighboring dioceses.