The Young Disciples Apostolate begins with a training period of 17 days, which includes:

  • 10 hours of Methodology
  • 15 hours of Catechesis and Foundations of the Faith.
  • 30 hours of Camp Preparation, including overview of all lessons and camp components they will teach over the summer
  • 15 hours on Team Life
  • 20 hours of Spiritual Life Formation
  • 45 hours of on the road training with a full time supervisor

The teams will have on-going supervisor visits and telephone calls, as well as, correspondence with staff at the Pastoral Center throughout the summer. They have additional training halfway through the summer and at the end of summer.

Furthermore, their life of service to the Church and one another to bring all to heaven continues after their summer.  Many Young Disciples missionaries have joined seminary and religious life. Others have used their skills while raising their own families. Many others have become youth ministers, DREs, volunteer catechists, and long-term missionaries.


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