Formation and Training



1. Special Topic Training (Online)
This Event has been moved to a TBD date in September / October. Thank you for your understanding!

Youth Stress and Trauma: How to Respond
presented by Roy Petitfils

Roy Petitfils is teaming up with our diocese to present a special topic training titled: “Youth Stress and Trauma: How to Respond.” Roy is an internationally sought after speaker who uses humor, passion, clinical and life experience to help adults connect with teens and teens to know, understand and love themselves. This online training is designed for teachers, youth ministers, and other adult leaders who would like to learn more about the psychology behind teen stress, ways to identify it, and how we can respond as pastoral leaders.

2. Hispanic Ministry Training (Online)

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Teaching Youth How to Pray
Presented by Fr. Augustino Torres, CFR


Registration opens July 15

3. Core Team Training (In-person)

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.



Training Topics:

9:00 a.m. Growing in Our Pastoral Identity

10:30 a.m. Responding to Racism

The Core Team Training is an in-person professional development event for youth ministry leaders to help them prepare for the upcoming year of youth ministry. This year our training topics include pressing issues for our young people and for us as leaders. 

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Fort Wayne 

Address: 4916 Trier Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46815


8:15 a.m. Mass in Church

8:45 a.m. A Light Breakfast and Coffee Provided

9:00 a.m. Training

12:00 p.m. Conclusion


Archbishop Noll
Catholic Center

915 S. Clinton Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46802


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

260-422-4611 x 3321

Director of Youth Ministry

John Pratt

260-422-4611 x 3321


Janice Martin WP

260-422-4611 x 3318

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