Religious Orders that do Youth Ministry


#1

Anybody know of any religious orders that do youth ministry work? I feel a very strong call to do youth ministry, but I’ve also had a lot of people tell me I’d be a good priest, so I’m considering religious priesthood. Also I love traveling and I love that religious orders often travel.


#2

Look at the Salesians of Don Bosco. They do a lot of youth ministry–in fact, that was St. John Bosco’s motivation for starting his order.
salesians.org/


#3

I’ll endorse the Salesian suggestion, but also recommend considering the Jesuits as well. They have a long tradition of instructing youth in religious matters: jesuit.org/blog/index.php/2013/07/jesuit-father-general-adolfo-nicolas-stresses-importance-of-youth-ministry/.


#4

I’m pretty sure all of them do. :blush:
Youth ministry is a big part of every parish.

Or it ought to be.


#5

I don’t know about the Passionists in General but our Passionist Pastor and his community are very active in youth ministry. (Even though, I think the Passionists are a Congregation and not an Order)


#6

I know other people already mentioned them but definitely the Salesians! Don Bosco is the patron saint of young people. They also emphasis music a lot and using it to reach the youth. I went to school with some great Salesian Brothers. Also look up Bosco Beats, they are doing some amazing things.


#7

The Community of St. John does YM I believe! Check them out:

eagleeyeministries.org/about/community

:slight_smile:


#8

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