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Office of Youth & Young Adult Accompaniment

Department of Missionary Discipleship

Mission Statement:

The Office of Youth & Young Adult Accompaniment strives to accompany those who accompany the teens and young adults in the Diocese of Youngstown by forming disciples for Jesus Christ through a ministry of presence, programs, and missionary service.  This includes facilitating collaboration, generating enthusiasm, and creating and promoting opportunities to personally encounter Jesus Christ.

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” 
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“The world is thy ship and not thy home.”
St Therese of Lisieux 
Resources for Youth & Young Adult Ministers

Youth/Campus Ministry

Young Adult Ministry


Food & Fellowship Spring/Summer 2024 Dates Flyer

Food & Fellowship -NEW

Food and Fellowship was created as an opportunity for youth ministers, campus ministers, and young adult ministers to come together to enjoy casual, ministry-focused conversation, connect with one another, and to share ideas and experiences to continue to improve our ministerial approaches in an ever-changing world.

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Confirmation Retreat Guide Logo 2024

Confirmation Retreat Guide

This Confirmation Retreat Guide may be used as a tool by catechists in the Diocese of Youngstown to guide confirmandi on their preparation journey to receive the Sacrament! Catechists should feel free and inspired to use as the Holy Spirit moves them. Questions/Suggestions? Please contact Maddie DiSalvatore at

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Upcoming Events

May 2024
Saturday May 25
June 2024
Thursday June 6
July 2024
Wednesday July 10
Friday July 26
April 2025
Wednesday April 30
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Madeleine DiSalvatore, Diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Accompaniment, Discernment, Formation and Missionary Discipleship

Maddie DiSalvatore

Director of Youth & Young Adult Accompaniment, Discernment, Formation and Missionary Discipleship

(330) 744-8451 x310

Please contact me if:
  • You need help promoting an event or program!
  • You have been recently hired by the diocese and would like some resources!
  • You need moral support or someone to brainstorm ideas with!

Contact the Office of Youth and Young Adult Accompaniment

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