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March 17, 2024Catholic Scouting Religious Awards, 10 a.m. – Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. Reception, 11:15-1:30 at Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium.

May 16, 2024Catechetical Leadership Awards, 6-8 p.m., at Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium.

Totus Tuus – (Latin for “Totally Yours”) is a fun and energetic parish-based summer catechetical program for both grade school age children, middle and high.  If your parish is interested in hosting the program the 3rd week of June or during the month of July, contact Carlos Rameriz, Associate Director of Youth Programs, Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

For additional information, contact Angie Poat at [email protected]


Youth Commission Evangelization Team

  • A high school leadership team, commissioned to serve as peer ministers within the Diocese of Covington.
  • Members give witness to the joy of the gospel in their communities and assist the Church in youth ministry.
  • Ministries include leading retreats, music, small groups, prayer services, service, large group evangelization experiences to evangelize and enhance parish, school, and community life.
  • A diverse group of high school students, from diocesan parishes and schools, who seek to develop and use their spiritual gifts as missionary disciples.
  • Potential members are to be nominated to apply by an adult mentor (ex. teacher, priest, parent, coach, youth or campus minister).
  • After receiving a nomination, the nominee is invited to apply, interview, and discern the opportunity to serve on the team.
  • Commitment to the team is for one year and is renewable.
  • Under the direction of the YCET directors, the team spends three months in training and formation, including a retreat and regular meetings, followed by a year of missionary service and ongoing formation.
  • Transformative Catholic community of peers that is joyful, faithful, and fun
  • Development of spiritual gifts, vocational awareness, and leadership skills
  • Leadership certificate and service hours
  • Angie Poat, Diocesan Youth Minister
  • Mark Johnson, Youth Minister
  • Hannah Ubelhor, Youth Minister

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YCET Co-Directors, Mark Johnson and Hannah Ubelhor

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We seek prayerful and missionary-focused adults and young adults to help envision, plan or support thriving youth ministries and retreats.

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For adult leaders (volunteers, catechists, teachers, coaches, campus ministers, youth ministers, chaperones, retreat leaders) and all who desire to serve the young church! Come hungry! Dinner and spiritual nourishment provided.

Need information? Contact Angie Poat at [email protected].

Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium Diocese of Covington Curia Office 1125 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011

Next Meeting:
May 2, 2025 

National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)


National Catholic Youth Conference

National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is a unique three-day experience of prayer, community, evangelization, catechesis, service, and empowerment for Catholic teens and their adult chaperones.

The next NCYC will be in Indianapolis, Nov. 20-22, 2025.

Click on the link above to learn how to implement a youth ministry program in your parish.

The Mission of Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Covington

To build and support widespread youth ministry across the diocese to, with, by, and for teens, providing an intentional place for teens to thrive in the life, mission, and ministry of the Church. 

“Planted in the house of the Lord we shall flourish and bear fruit.”  Ps 92:14-15 

The pillars of diocesan youth ministry are unity, sustainability, and joy. 

Reminder: All adults must be VIRTUS certified to work with youth. More information can be found on the Safe Environment webpage.