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Catholic Youth Ministry Convention



The Catholic Maine Youth Ministry Convention gathers hundreds of high school teens from around the state to celebrate faith and the gifts young people bring to the life of the Church, to build community, have a ton of fun, to pray together, grow in faith and to be sent forth to share the Good News of Jesus with the world.  Come join us! 

Register through your youth ministry coordinator.

For general inquiries, contact Maureen Provencher in the Diocesan Office of Lifelong Faith Formation at (207) 321-7813 or

The convention will feature dynamic workshop presenters and several special guests.

Keynote Speaker Doug Tooke:

Doug Tooke combines interactive speaking (stories, humor, small group discussion, motivational themes, etc.) with Scripture and witness for an all-around incredible youth ministry experience.

He has nearly 20 years of youth ministry experience and is invested in the young Catholic Church across the country.  He currently works as the executive director of Reach Youth Ministry and is a former diocesan director of youth ministry and faith formation.  He holds undergraduate degrees in both theology and philosophy, as well as a master’s degree in pastoral ministry. He and his wife Becky have five daughters and live in Helena, MT.

Click here to read more about Doug Tooke.


“All that Glitters is not Gold” - “Navigating through Loss and Grief” -  “On a Mission from God” (the work of Cross Catholic Outreach) - “For Seniors Only: Making the transition, faithfully!” - Female and Male Sessions - Session for Adults.

Click here to view workshop flyer.

Deadlines and Registration:

• Convention registration no later than April 5

• Mail parish checks no later than April 17

• Financial aid forms to be in-hand no later than April 5

• Youth and Adult Recognition Forms due in-hand no later than April 5

• CYLT applications are due in hand no later than April 7

All Convention registrations are handled through the parish Youth Ministry Coordinator or designated parish adult leader.

Cost for Youths:  $250 for a quad or triple; Cost for Adults: $250 for a double, $350 for a single.  

*Cost includes all food from Saturday breakfast through Sunday breakfast, two nights lodging, and program participation.
Parish checks should be made out to: Diocese of Portland. Mail no later than April 17 to:
Maureen Provencher
ATTN:  Convention 2017
510 Ocean Avenue
Portland, ME 04103