Our mission is to share the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with young people.
The formation of young people through this ministry – the Catholic Youth Coalition Board – is crucially important during this time of pandemic. How we operate and what we do this year will certainly look different than past years.
In short, we don’t know exactly how the work of the Board will be conducted this year. We know only that the mission and its importance is the same.
We appreciate your flexibility and steadfastness as we navigate the changing realities presented to us.
We promise to communicate to you often and immediately when new information becomes available or plans change. Stay connected and informed, especially with your local youth minister.
The Plan as of August:
-Meeting 1 – Sunday, August 23 from 2-4pm: We will host 6 different meetings at the same time in 6 different locations (one in each deanery). Young people will attend the meeting in their deanery, providing the opportunity for some in-person interaction and formation with some connection as a Diocese through video conference, all while being able to follow appropriate health guidelines and directives (e.g. less than 50 people; wearing a mask; providing social distancing; etc.).
1) Bozeman Deanery: Resurrection Parish (Bozeman)
2) Butte Deanery: Immaculate Conception Parish (Deer Lodge)
3) Conrad Deanery: St. Joseph Parish (Choteau)
4) Helena Deanery: Our Lady of the Valley Parish (Helena)
5) Kalispell Deanery: TBD
6) Missoula Deanery: Christ the King Parish (Missoula)
-Meeting 2 – October 9-11: We will not be meeting in Helena for our usual over-night meeting. We are looking at several options, including following a format similar to our first meeting where there would be multiple locations meeting at the same time.
-Meeting 3 – December 4-5: Meeting in Missoula as planned, with accommodations made for whatever guidelines and directives are in effect at that time. Again, if/when decisions or changes are made, we will communicate to you immediately.
-Meeting 4 – Feb. 28-March 1: Meeting in Butte as planned, with accommodations made for whatever guidelines and directives are in effect at that time. Again, if/when decisions or changes are made, we will communicate to you immediately.
-CYC Convention – March 27-29 – We are planning to have Convention at Carroll College, with appropriate adaptations for whatever guidelines and directives are in effect at that time.