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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

2015 Idaho Catholic Youth Convention

(ICYC) has begun.


It will take place March 6-8th, 2015 at Bishop Kelly High School.


More information will be coming soon.



 Assessment Update: Youth Ministry Focus Tool



The deadline for completion was March 31, 2014. Many parishes have their Youth Ministry Focus Tool completed and turned in. Thank you! If you have not turned it in please communicate with Chris Kreslins about the circumstances and offer a timeline for completion.




High School Leadership Camp


High School Leadership Camp is for those high school students looking to leave a positive mark on every single person and place they encounter. Themes of camp include: leaving your mark, the spiritual leader, practicing the practice (spiritual disciplines), team building, effective leading (small groups, games, prayer, etc.), power of your story, cultivating a culture of evangelization.  For more information email Chris Kreslins.




Junior High Camp


Your Junior High son or daughter is invited to Catholic Camp this summer! Camp is open to all students entering 7, 8, or 9th grades for the 2014-15 school year. Activities include many Catholic experiences (Mass, reconciliation, adoration) and many recreational experiences (sports, ropes course, swimming, boating, hiking).  There are two weeks of camp this year. June 23-27 and June 29-July 3.  For more info contact Mari Deleon at St. Paul's Nampa.




Youth Ministry/Young Adult Minsitry at Convocation 2014


Youth Ministers and Young Adult Ministers are invited to this years convocation.  We will have special sessions that deal directly with youth and young adult ministry and then two special evening events for leaders of these ministries.  The evening of June 10th we'll meet out at the Z Lounge (fancy bowling lounge) for a great night wth our guest speakers and on the evening of June 11th at the Cathedral chapel for night of prayer and empowerment.  Contact Chris Kreslins for more details.





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


June 9-12


   Our Lady of the Rosary, Boise

Chris Kreslins


June 23-27

Junior High Camp


Mari Deleon


June 29-July 3

Junior High Camp


Mari Deleon


Mar 6-8, 2015



Idaho Catholic Youth Convention (ICYC)

   Bishop Kelly High School, Boise

Chris Kreslins


Mar 13-15

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


March 6-8th, 2015 



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