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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, ministry workshops, off-campus excursions, daily Mass, and more. 

August 6-9, 2024

8:15am Tuesday - 4pm Friday
Center for Pastoral Leadership, Wickliffe, Ohio

Register Here

Cost (including meals and lodging at the seminary)

  • $490 - for those in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
  • $850 - for those outside the diocese (This event is highly subsidized by our diocese for those who serve here.)


  • Sacraments of Initiation with Bishop Michael Woost
  • Encountering the Holy Spirit with Fr. Joshua Trefney
  • Unpacking Theology of the Body with Teens with Jen Ricard


  • Evangelization and Spirituality with Fr. Andy Turner
  • Discernment of Mission with Bishop Malesic
  • Pastoral Counseling: Self-Care of the Minister with Fr. Pat Anderson


  • Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine Mass & Tour
  • Hofbräuhaus & Playhouse Square Show
  • Recreare at Schultz' FOP Property in Hiram

You can download the flyer HERE.

Questions?  Please contact Francine Costantini.

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


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


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


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

Previous Content for the Blessed Carlo Institute



  • Sacred Scripture with Fr. Mark Ott
  • Patristics with Dr. Andy Staron 
  • Christian Spirituality with Mike Hayes (Ignatian), Fr. Alex Clark (Carmelite), Mother Cecilia (Desert), Br. Mick Joyce (Franciscan)


  • Pastoral Counseling: Responding to Teens in Crisis with Rachel Spetrino Dollard, MSW, LISW-S, Bereavement Clinician at Cornerstone of Hope
  • Leadership in Ministry with Miguel Chavez, Senior Vice President of Mission & Ministry with Sisters of Charity Health System
  • How to Seek the Lost with Josh Danis, Alpha National Director for Catholic Context and Bruce Farley, Alpha Great Lakes Associate Network Director


  • XLT with Fr. Damian Ference
  • Christ the Bridegroom Monastery
  • Nine Nights of Night Prayer
  • CLE Scavenger Hunt



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


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


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

Blessed Carlo Acutis,
pray for us!

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