Welcome Dallas Missionary Leaders! This section of our site offers resources, a full calendar, descriptions of our services to you, and guidance on the role of being a ministry leader in Dallas.
Workplace by Facebook
Share and gain access to the latest ministry resources, create network and collaboration opportunities, and pose thoughtful and practical questions to your fellow ministers. Workplace by Facebook is a connectivity platform that enables us to communicate casually and quickly with one another in the diocese.
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If you need additional support, please contact Katie Erskine. She would love to chat with you on the phone and help you get connected!
What’s Happening …
Got changes to your staff? Let us know! If someone has either left or joined your youth, young adult, or…
I’m excited to share with you that this past Labor Day, Carlos Aguilar and I got engaged! Carlos proposed to…
I wanted to share with everyone the excitement of my recent engagement! Eric proposed August 6th right after spending time…
Announcing the release of the new Handbook on Risk Management & Safety When Working with Middle & High School Youth. …
Forms and Waivers
These off-site travel forms contain event specific details and any mode of travel. The forms contain liability and medical release/consent. The forms may be kept by the group leader or with the person throughout the event. It is recommended to use these for each off-site event for minors. Young Adult ministries may want to modify an adult form for high-risk events, like sports or foreign travel.
For events with minors: These forms are an example on how a parish might communicate expected behavior and guidelines (and any consequences) to youth and parents for ministry events. These are samples only, and should be modified per event and parish. Youth Ministry leaders may build a Code of Conduct into the Travel Release Form to reduce the number of forms a parent needs to sign and request parents to discuss the guidelines with their minor child, rather than the child signing the form.
This form is recommended to be filled out annually for all youth (minors) participating in a routinely gathered ministry program. It contains information on youth and parents as well as a medical release for any on-site emergencies. It also contains a blanket Audio Video Release.
This form is recommended to be filled out annually by all volunteers who may be driving their own private vehicle to, from or for an off-site youth ministry event. It is especially important for those who will be transporting children, youth or vulnerable adults.
This form is built into the Annual Enrollment form and a travel form. However, it can be used as a stand-alone waiver when audio/video recordings are outside of a specific program/event.
This form is helpful when a parish is hosting an event for minors and allows other parish groups to attend. The hosting parish may request other group leaders to complete this form to verify their adult leaders are Safe Environment cleared.
This form is recommended for documenting any incidents including, but not necessarily limited to, those which require disciplinary action such as vandalism or illegal activities, as well as any accidents or injuries which may occur.
ministry RELATED policies
Youth MinIstry Handbook on Risk Management & Safety
When working with Middle & High School Youth
This is not an exhaustive list. Please see a full list of polices for the Diocese at https://www.cathdal.org/policies
- Coming Soon – Check-List for Annual Ministry Start-Up
- Coming Soon – Check-list for Off-site Trips
- Coming Soon – Check-list for Visiting Speaker
- Coming Soon – Check-list for Transportation Options
- Coming Soon – Check-list for Scouting Groups
Information and resources
Intellectual Development developing the ability to engage in reflective thinking (“what do I think?” “why do I think that?”), making…
Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions with respect to the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Confirmation White…