Collaborative Catholic Formation Ministries (CCFM) was founded in August 2011 with the dual purpose of forming outstanding youth ministers for the Church, and providing excellent youth ministry to parishes of all sizes. Our staff works as a community to support each other and learn from one another in order to become the dedicated ministers that God has called us to be.
You can use this website to learn about the mission that God has set before us and how we are being led by the Spirit to answer this call. You can also read through our blogs for inspiration and guidance. The blogs are written with youth ministers in mind, however, since we believe that all those who interact with youth impact them in some way, our blogs really offer something for everyone.
Desired (Aug 15-17) is a retreat for high school ladies entering 10th grade and older. This will be a weekend focusing on our identity in the eyes of the Father. We'll be discussing how to have holy relationships, how to date with purity, and how to root our self-worth in God. We will dive into these themes with great speakers and small groups. The women on the CCFM staff are very excited about this retreat and are already wrapping it in prayer.
Wild at Heart (Aug 15-17) is a retreat for young men in high school, going into 10th grade and up. With several outdoor activities, this retreat goes into the mystery of true masculinity and what it means to be a man of God. Our staff of guys is planning great talks for small groups and is also praying specifically for the young men that will join them on this retreat.
Discipleship Workshop - Sept 16, 7-9pm - This is a free workshop, open to all area catechists, parents, volunteers, and youth leaders. Topics are relevant to everyone who is involved in the formation of youth.
You can learn more about these events and how to be a part of them by hovering over our Programs tab.