Catholic Youth Ministry (CYO)

Our model for this ministry is Jesus, who prepared, trained and sent His disciples for their mission in the world (cf. Matt. 28:19).

The CYO at St. Joachim Church works to empower our teens and pre-teens with characteristics and experiences necessary to support the goals of the Church, through the promotion of Christian discipleship and growth of their Catholic identity.

The CYO Ministry is always willing and ready to serve in the St. Joachim Parish and our community.


We reinforce the goals of the Archdiocese of New Orleans' CYO Ministry:

  • To foster quality youth and young adult ministry in Catholic parishes, schools, and college campus ministries.
  • To gather the local young church as an experience of being the living Body of Christ in communion with our shepherd, the archbishop.
  • To form and nurture youth and young adults as leaders in the Church for the present and future.
  • To continue our efforts as a part of the Department of Christian Formation, and to collaborate with other diocesan offices and outside agencies and institutions.
  • To be a leading advocate for youth and young adults in the Catholic Church and society, assuring that their voices are heard.

Membership Information:

Please call the church office at 504-341-9226 or email: CYO - Teen Outreach 

Adult Board: Kevin and Mechy Ghivizzani, John and Cathy Smith, Daniel and Melinda Harlow
Anyone 18 or older interested in volunteering, please contact church office.