Stay Informed with Two Minute Tuesdays

Every Tuesday, OYYAM will release a brief video with updates around the field of Youth Ministry. Subscribe to the OYYAM YouTube Channel, join the Western Montana Catholic Youth Ministers Facebook Group (for adults working in the field of youth ministry, not for young people), or join the Youth Ministers email list (managed via Flocknote) to see the videos when released.

Webinar: Ministering with Young People when You Can’t Gather

Watch this inspiring conversation, lead by Laura Toeckes who is the youth minister and DRE for the Choteau-Fairfield-August area, for ideas about sharing the Gospel with young people and their families.

Junior High Youth Night

Since we were not able to gather for our Junior High Rally, the Board put some energy into a “youth night” that would let Junior High youth know that they are loved, that they are being prayed for, and to give them an experience that other young people are sharing across our Diocese. We invite you to use this in your ministry to Junior High youth.
It is simply a resource for you to use. Of course, every parish and community is different. You have creative license to adapt this however it will best serve the young people in your parish/community:

Diocese of Helena Virtual Youth Nights

See the entire list of Virtual Youth Nights on our YouTube Channel.

Virtual Leadership Camp

All of the content for our Virtual Leadership Camp, including the daily challenges, reflection guides, etc., can be found online at

All of the videos will remain on the OYYAM YouTube channel.

Online Summer Ministry

Each week Legendary Lodge and OYYAM will release online content for use by individuals, families, and parishes. Find all resources online at:

Our goal is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with joy, in all circumstances.

As St. Paul says in his second letter to Timothy:

“So you, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And what you heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will have the ability to teach others as well. Bear your share of hardship along with me like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.”

We strongly encourage our priests, youth ministers, DRE’s, and catechists to find creative ways to serve and teach our people through this trying time. God has gifted us with technology that allows us to stay connected even when isolated. Use this gift and your creativity to continue our mission!

To that end, the Diocese of Helena Offices of Catholic Formation and Youth & Young Adult Ministry have gathered these online resources:

Online resources to share with your community:

  • USCCB Resources: The Bishops have put together a list of various resources.
  • Ministering through Covid-19: The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) has developed this page as a resource for youth ministers that includes webinars, documents, and links to other resources.
  • Diocese of Helena Homepage: Find Bishop Vetter’s Friday Video series along with homily podcasts from several of our diocesan priests.
  • All of their resources have recently been made available for free online!
  • Ascension Presents YouTube Channel: Hours of quality content from some of the best Catholic speakers.
  • Ave Maria Press YouTube Channel: Short videos on topics that are relevant to everyday Catholics, and more!
  • Think “Netflix for Catholics,” this is an online hub of some of the best Catholic media. (Many parishes have paid for a subscription for their parishioners to access the content for free! Contact your parish for details.)
  • LifeTeen: In addition to their gathered ministry resources, LifeTeen does offer some free resources that are great for individuals and families. Specifically, check out their weekly Lenten series on YouTube called “Lectio Live.
  • Catholic Cuisine: This is a great way to encourage families to bring the Faith to their mealtimes.