Who We Are

Catholic Diocese of Erie works in cooperation with other departments within the Office of Education. These include Faith Formation, RCIA, Chastity and NFP, Athletics, etc.

We entrust our work to the Blessed Mother through the intercession of St. John Paul II -- "Totus Tuus!"

Please know of our prayers for the youth of the Erie Diocese and those who minister to them.

Jennifer Durney, OYYAM Coordinator

What We Do

Our mission is to develop young disciples of Jesus Christ. We do this through:

  • Discipleship programming for youth,
  • Opportunities for training, networking, and fellowship for leaders, and
  • Support and resources for young adults.

Our goals are:

  • Encourage leaders become strong mentors,
  • Guide the young church grow toward a deeper relationship with God,
  • Challenge leaders and youth to live an authentically Christian Catholic life,
  • Empower the young church to be bold disciples,
  • Inspire the young church to disciple others.

Who We Serve

The Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry serves...

  • thirteen counties of Northwestern Pennsylvania
  • a Catholic population of about 222,000
  • geographically the largest diocese in the state
  • covering 10,167 square miles
  • primarily rural, farm lands, fields and forests
  • 1 large city, Erie, and 2 medium metropolitan areas, Sharon & Meadville.
  • 117 parishes and 18 missions,
  • about 184 clergy
  • 326 religious women
  • 8,494 students in elementary, middle and high schools for the 2011-2012 school year;
  • close to 11,750 children and youth in religious ed
Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie
St. Mark Catholic Center | 429 East Grandview Boulevard | Erie, Pennsylvania 16504 | Ph. 814-824-1218 | Fx. 814-824-1239
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