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Youth and Young Adult Catechesis

 Office of Catechesis



The Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Catechesis supports the mission of the Diocese of Boise by assisting the Bishop in carrying out his role as the chief catechist of the diocese.  The Coordinator works collaboratively with clergy, catechetical personnel, and other diocesan staff to develop, strengthen, and promote authentic and effective faith formation experiences for young adults and youth throughout the diocese.  Specifically, the Coordinator provides consultation, support, leadership formation, and resources to those engaged in youth and young adult ministry.


ICYC 2014 

Planning for the

2014 Idaho Catholic Youth Convention

(ICYC) has begun.


It will take place Feb 28-Mar 2nd, 2013 at Bishop Kelly High School.


Click here for more information.





Youth Ministry Assessment is coming!

What is it? 


Last year 2 goals were set for Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the Diocese of Boise.  One was to create a tool to assess the effectiveness of youth and young adult ministry at the parish level.  The second was to obtain 70-90% parish participation in formation opportunities.


The assessment tool is an instrument designed to assist your youth ministry team discover where your parish's ministry to, with, and for young people could be enhanced. It is an exciting opportunity to see how we can better reach out to the young church in Idaho!


Much has been done leading up to this January.  At convocation Dr. Bob McCarty, Executive Director for the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry, joined us at our convocation in June.  Then we had the priveledge to have Frank Mercadante travel to 4 different locations for Youth Ministry training. 


Look for this assessment to arrive mid January.  If you have any questions regarding the assessment please call Chris Kreslins

208-350-7547 or email



Are you receiving Youth and Young Adult Ministry updates?


Are a Youth or Young Adult Ministry leader but haven't been receiving updates from our office?  Please email and request to be put on the email list.  Also, you can find us on Facebook as well.  Search for Diocese of Boise Youth and Young Adult Co-op and instantly be put in contact with Youth and Young Adult leaders from around the state.



Upcoming Events

for more information about these events or if there are other dates you would like to have listed

please contact Chris Kreslins (208) 342-1311


Feb 28-Mar 2



Idaho Catholic Youth Convention (ICYC)

   Bishop Kelly High School, Boise

Chris Kreslins


Mar 14-16

L.A. Congress Trip

   Anaheim, CA


Chris Kreslins





Forming Adolescents in Catholic Faith


Youth Ministry Certification Program

Young Neighbors in Action


Fe y Vida


Strong Catholic Families, Strong Catholic Youth




Chris Kreslins


Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Catechesis:

Chris Kreslins

(208) 342-1311





ICYC 2014 


Idaho Catholic Youth Convention


Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2014 



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Sr. Chela Gonzalez, OP 


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Sr. Chela Gonzalez, O.P.

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