Sacred Heart Church in Moreauville, LA, will host a Unified evening Lenten Mission on March 27th. The evening will begin with 5:00pm Mass. All in the Avoyelles Deanery are invited to attend. Unified events are open to everyone, high-school-age thru adult. Come join us for an evening of teaching, fellowship, prayer, and song. Gabriel's Cry will offer the music. The theme is "Bring It to the Cross," and will be presented by Fr. Keith Ishmael. For more information, please see our Gabriel's Cry/Unified page.
SALT Retreats are provided for high school youth. Contact the Office of Religious Formation and Training or your parish DRE for more information. Click here to download the 2013 Registration Brochure.
Religious Education Text Books in Conformity with the Catechism:
The Office of Religious Education and Training assists the Bishop in supporting catechetical leadership, and parish ministries for the Diocese of Alexandria. Working with pastors, parish, and school personnel, we endeavor to help develop and affirm catechists as well as offer resources in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Opportunities for catechist formation are offered through the diocesan office and in some parishes.
Gabriel's Cry is a group of gifted musicians and singers from the Diocese of Alexandria who have been brought together over the past few years to share their ministry of music with others. Gabriel's Cry is comprised of college students and young adults, and is available for all types of events, including liturgies, rallies, and parish and diocesan events.
The Diocese of Alexandria is committed to providing youth with ample opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ in ways such as gathering at rallies and coming together for retreats. We strive to provide our youth with resources to support them in their faith journey and we offer Youth Ministry Counseling to give youth a place to turn in times of need.
P. O. Box 7417 • Alexandria, LA 71303
Phone: (318) 445-6424, Ext. 221
FAX: (318) 448-6121
The Office of Religious Formation and Training seeks to guide others into a lifelong encounter with, and formation in, Jesus Christ. We assist disciples of all ages in their journey to full maturity in the Roman Catholic Church through human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral growth.
Here's what's going on in the Youth Office!
Visit our Upcoming Events page for information on the following Youth events:
- Called 2 B Catholic Music Festival, September 11th
- "Peace I Give You" - Jr. High and High School Youth Rally, September 25th
-"In Your Jr. High Face" Youth Rally, October 2nd-
"In Your Face" High School Youth Rally, December 4th
We also have information for Youth Ministers on the NCCYM Conference to be held in New Orleans on December 9th-12th.
The St. Joseph Catholic Center
Mailing address: P.O. Box 7417, Alexandria, LA 71306-0417
Located: 4400 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303
Office hours: Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m.-12 noon/1:00 to 4:30 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Receptionist: (318) 445-2401
Auto-attendant: (318) 445-6424
Toll free: (866) 447-7088
Fax: (318) 448-6121