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Youth Ministry


“Have the courage to be truly happy!
Pope Francis


As youth experience life, their curiosity and desire for meaning challenges us to meet youth where they are. 

Jesus invites us: “YOU give them something to eat.” (Luke 9:12-17)
We respond by creating space for teenagers and young adults to explore and grow in their faith journey.


Activities include:

  • Alpha for Youth – online experience
  • Youth Rally – virtual and in person gatherings
  • Steubenville Atlantic – virtual and in-person gatherings
  • Social Justice Activities – Food Bank; Local Charities
  • Information and Resources  for parish youth workers
  • Support of parish initiatives


Norma Blinkhorn
ph 902-202-2972 or 902-736-2972



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Documents from Pope Francis
You Give Them Something To Eat

“Young people are not the Church of Tomorrow, but are the Young Church of Today. Together, we can give them something to eat.”
(Archbishop Brian Dunn, “You Give Them Something to Eat” – CCCB Pastoral plan for Youth Ministry)


Responsible Ministry

Responsible Ministry Protocol



Responsible Ministry Policy Virtual or On-Line Gathering For Young People and Vulnerable Persons

Responsible Ministry: Consent for On-line and Virtual Gathering

Youth Ministry Advisory Council

Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick

Allyson Langley, Chair

Norma Blinkhorn, Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator

Lorena Capstick

Laurel McIntyre

Kenzie MacNeil

Fr. Angus MacDougall

Cathy Walsh