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) (www.cmdnet.org) or the University of Dayton (vcl.udayton.edu).  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.