Youth and Young Adult Events

Events and opportunities for youth and young adults are listed below by age group: Teens, Young Adults and Adults.

For additional information, contact Kathy Loney in the Diocesan Youth Office at (701) 356-7902 or email kathy(dot)loney(at)fargodiocese(dot)org.

Events and Opportunities for Teens

There are many events scheduled throughout the year for teens. In addition to these events, CYAC is an opportunity for teenagers who want to get involved working on events in the diocese.

Summer Camps:
  • 2 1/2 day retreats being offered the summer of 2018 at Hankinson, ND.  One for males 13 - 17 and one for females 13 - 17.
  • More information on these two retreats will be posted after the New Year!
  • Trinity Youth Camp (Grades 4-8)
    For over 35 years, Trinity Youth Camp has offered Catholic camps throughout North Dakota.
  • Young Disciples (summer camps for Grades K-6; teen and family nights)
Catholic Youth Advisory Council

Catholic Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) is an active leadership youth council that creates, promotes and leads  Diocesan Youth events during the year. In 2018, the CYAC will have Nic Davidson coming to the 'Redeemed Conference' on Saturday, April 7.  Check out the Redeemed Conference for more information.

Youth members and their adult advisors live throughout the Diocese of Fargo. They come together five times during the year to prepare and implement the Diocesan Youth days. If you are interested in being on CYAC you need to be no younger than eighth grade and sign up for work crew first.  It is important that you think about who can be your adult advisor.  They must be your same gender, be in good standing with the Catholic faith, have or are willing to participate in our Child Safe Environment program in this Diocese and can come with you to each session, and be willing to share and grow in your spirituality of the Catholic faith. If you enjoy brainstorming, collaborating with others, and making things rich in spirituality happen for the teens of the Diocese of Fargo, you are a candidate for CYAC. Contact Kathy Loney at (701) 356-7902.

Events and Opportunities for Young Adults

College Students

College can be a challenge to a young person’s faith. Check out the resources available to college students, both in the Diocese of Fargo and across the United States.

Fargo–Moorhead Young Catholic Adults

Are you interested in the Fargo–Moorhead Young Catholic Adults (for ages 21–39, married or single)? You're invited! There are a variety of activities each month—socials, talks, book studies, prayer & service opportunities, etc. Free childcare for selective events. Visit the site for upcoming events.

FM I.D. 9:16 for young adults in Fargo area

I.D. 9:16 is for young adult Christians in their 20s and 30s, single, married, with and without kids who are actively seeking to build community and grow deeper in their Catholic Faith by becoming intentional disciples of Jesus Christ. I.D. 9:16 is a ministry of Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo. See for more details.

NET Ministry Teams

NET Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church through youth retreats, parish and school discipleship, and youth ministry resources. Please contact Kathy Loney at (701) 356-7209 to book a retreat for your parish Jr. High or Sr. High students. You may combine these age groups also.

SEARCH for Christian Maturity

Here you will find all the information you need to about SEARCH in the Diocese of Fargo including dates, locations, applications, and more. Located at Maryvale Convent (Valley City, ND), SEARCH is open to everyone 16 years old through their mid 20's.

Teens Encounter Christ (TEC)

Find out more about the Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) retreats. The Diocese of Fargo has a TEC site located at St. Ann's parish in Belcourt. Contact them at (701) 477-5601 ext 1.

St. John Bosco Conference

For information on this annual 5-day conference, visit the Catechesis page.

World Youth Day

Every 2–3 years an international World Youth Day is held, a gathering of youth from around the world sure to deepen the faith and love of any young person in Jesus and His Church.

Events and Opportunities for Adults

Please watch this space for further information of upcoming trainings or events for adults