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Offices Parish Life Youth Ministry Blessed Carlo Institute

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Blessed Carlo
Institute for Youth Ministers

The Blessed Carlo Institute for Youth Ministers is a four-day, three-night experience of formation hosted at the Center for Pastoral Leadership that includes classes each morning taught by seminary professors, afternoon workshops by ministry experts, off-campus excursions, daily Mass, and more. 

August 8-11, 2023 

Center for Pastoral Leadership, Wickliffe, Ohio

The Blessed Carlo Institute is an annual formation event for youth ministers.  Each summer stands alone and will not be a pre-requisite for the following year. It will likely be a key component of youth ministry certification from our diocese in the future. 

Classes and workshops for 2023 have not been announced yet, but you can check out the offereings from 2022 to get a sense for the Blessed Carlo Institute.

Classes in 2022 

  • Catholic Moral Teaching and Modern Dilemmas with Fr. Joe Koopman 
  • Liturgy with Fr. Chris Trenta 
  • Philosophy and Contemporary Issues with Dr. Joel Johnson 

Workshops in 2022 

  • Life in the Holy Spirit with Dan DeMatte 
  • Story Telling with Francine Costantini 
  • Pastoral Counseling: The Art of Listening with Nellie Krawczynski

Excursions in 2022 

  • St. Stephen's Byzantine Church
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Ivy's Women's Center

Cost (including meals and lodging at the seminary):

  • $400 - for those in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
  • $500 - for those outside the diocese

Registration will open April 1, 2023.

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HUMAN FORMATION

Develop and deepen relationships with others in ministry, and participate in service and cultural experiences in our diocese.

SPIRITUAL FORMATION

Pray and worship together with other youth ministers, leaning into the liturgical life of the Church.

INTELLECTUAL FORMATION

Take classes from faculty of St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, and workshops from ministry experts.

PASTORAL FORMATION

Learn practical methods to better minister to the young people and the families in your care.

Co-Directors of the Blessed Carlo Institute:

  • Fr. Damian Ference, Vicar for Evangelization and Secretary for Parish Life & Special Ministries
  • Francine Costantini, Director of Youth Ministry

Questions?  Please contact Francine.

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