Diocesan Youth Leadership

"Let your life change the world"

Diocesan Youth Leadership is a unique leadership, formation, and pastoral training opportunity for young people in 10th-12th grade. Diocesan Youth Leadership will have representatives from our Catholic high schools and parishes to advocate for the needs of our young people. Members of Diocesan Youth Leadership will also play crucial roles in spreading the joy of the gospel through advocating youth events, joyful discipleship, and heartfelt evangelization in their local communities.


Diocesan Youth Leadership Team Requirements:


  • Able to attend the entire retreat the weekend of February 21-23, 2020 at Bishop Luers High School

  • Willingness to arrive early and stay after the retreat to help with set up and clean up

  • Commitment to good communication: read and respond to all emails and group messages as they are sent, and let the adult leaders know if you have a conflict with a meeting as soon as you learn about it

  • Commitment to live a life in accord with the teachings of Christ and the Church.


  • Commitment to attending each of the four meetings below:

  1. Thursday, November 14th Video Call, 6:30-8:00pm  Meet at the Noll Center (Ft. Wayne) or the JPII Center (Mishawaka)

  2. Friday, January 3rd Group Meeting, 11:00am-2:00pm, Sacred Heart Parish Warsaw
    Meet at 9:45am at Bishop Dwenger High School (Ft. Wayne) OR Marian High School (Mishawaka) to carpool
    Lunch will be provided

  3. Sunday, February 9th Group Meeting, 11:00am-2:00pm, Sacred Heart Parish Warsaw
    Meet at 9:30am at Bishop Dwenger High School (Ft. Wayne) OR  Marian High School (Mishawaka) to carpool
    We will attend the 11am Mass together, Lunch will be provided

  4. Tuesday, February 18th Video Call, 7:00-8:00pm. Meet at the Noll Center (Ft. Wayne) or the JPII Center (Mishawaka)

  • Willingness to work with others and complete any tasks assigned to you by your team

  • Youth must be nominated by their pastor, chaplain, or youth minister to be able to apply.

How to Get Involved:

Pastors, Chaplains, and Youth Ministers: Read the Letter to YM and share the application form with those who you would like to nominate to apply for Diocesan Youth Leadership. 


Youth: should fill out a Diocesan Youth Leadership Application Form after being nominated by their school or parish. 

Application Due date: Friday, November 8, 2019



Archbishop Noll
Catholic Center

915 S. Clinton Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46802


Mon - Fri:
8:30am - 4:30pm

260-422-4611 x 3321


John Pratt

260-422-4611 x 3321



Janice Martin

260-422-4611 x 3318


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