IGNITE Canada (, a program of Redemptorist Youth and Vocation Ministry, is pleased to offer a series for the development and support of leaders in ministries with young people.  This series, called, “NETWORK” is a continuation of a year-long journey for parish leadership development.

These Virtual Seminars will provide parish leaders and volunteers with a comprehensive understanding of ministry, along the tools for developing new initiatives for work with young people (elementary, high school, young adult, and family ministry) by offering sound theological foundations for ministry in four key areas of the Church’s mission: 

  • Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Justice and Service
  • Prayer and Worship
  • Pastoral Care

What can Participants expect?

  • online gatherings of no more than 3 hours that will be informative, interactive and engaging.
  • you can participate in one or more of the sessions based upon your interest!
  • an opportunity to learn from professionals in ministry with young people.
  • an opportunity to “network” and build connections across the country.
  • training for volunteers in key areas of ministry that will help build awareness and knowledge for their ministry with young people. 
  • resource sharing on social media and virtual platforms.

For Full-Year Participants – through participation in the sessions, assigned readings and offline individual group work, groups of volunteers will build an identity to foster their ministry in a pro-active and professional way.  

Schedule for NETWORK!

Evangelization and Catechesis:  Proclaiming the Gospel Anew

Dr. Anne Walsh D.Min

Saturday January 22        10:00 am – 1:00 pm EST  

Exploration of faith growth and Catholic identity in young people through evangelization and catechesis in light of the current “postmodern” culture.  Special attention will be given to the New Directory for Catechesis (Rome 2020)

Justice and Service:  Walking in the Way of the Redeemer

Fr. Santo Arrigo C.Ss.R. M.Div

Saturday February 5       10:00 am – 1:00 pm EST  

Fostering a justice and service consciousness and spirituality drawn from Scripture, Catholic Social Teaching, adolescent development and contemporary catechetical principles.  Exploring action-learning models for young people and families.

Prayer and Worship:  Gathered and Nurtured in Christ

Fr. Santo Arrigo C.Ss.R. M.Div

Saturday February 19      10:00 am – 1:00 pm EST  

Exploration of the role of prayer and worship for the life of young people and families today.  Best practices and helpful hints to build spirituality among young people today.

Pastoral Care:  Bringing Together Hands and Heart

Dr. Anne Walsh D.Min

Saturday March 5      10:00 am – 1:00 pm EST  

Caring for young people and families in the midst of the believing community is a hallmark of our mission as Church. Exploring the scope and depth of pastoral care, family systems and adolescent development to build a community of care, especially in these ever-changing times.

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