Father Bernard Youth Center photo
Chapel of the Father Bernard Youth Center
Father Bernard Youth Center photo
Chapel of the Father Bernard Youth Center
The Archdiocese of Portland’s annual youth minister gathering will be held Aug. 12-13 at the Father Bernard Youth Center in Mount Angel. The gathering is for all youth ministers and coordinators whether full-time, part-time or volunteer. 

The gathering provides an opportunity for networking, policy updates and discussions related to effective youth ministry. 

The gathering begins at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, and continues until Wednesday afternoon. The cost is $50, which includes lodging and three meals.
 
Those new to youth ministry in the Archdiocese of Portland are invited to an orientation on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 12. The meeting will cover policies and best practices, risk management procedures, internet and social media practices and policies concerning travel involving minors.

The orientation will also be held at the Father Bernard Youth Center, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  The cost for the orientation session, which includes the meals, is $20.