About Us


“Youth Empowered For Discipleship and Service”


To prepare Catholic youth for Christian life and mission by fostering a deeper sense of Catholic identity in an environment where their talents and gifts are utilized for the development of self, church and the wider community.

  • To prepare Catholic youths for Christian Life and mission.
  • To develop an environment where the talents and gifts of young persons are explored and affirmed for the further development of church and the wider community.
  • To empower young persons to actively promote Church among the youths.
  • To develop in young persons a deeper sense of their Catholic identity and a greater appreciation for Prayer.

The Diocesan Youth Commission

The Diocesan Youth Commission is composed of individuals appointed by the Bishop of Roseau and commissioned for a period of 3 years at a time. The role of the Commission is to:

  1. Assist in developing long-range diocesan responses to the needs of youth.
  2. Provide a forum to share ideas and programmes.
  3. Endorse programmes of interest and benefit to those involved in youth ministry in the diocese.
  4. Approve policies, which impact youth ministry.
  5. Liaise with other commissions within the diocese
  6. Ensure representation of youth on the Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC)
  7. Implement the vision for ministry for youth and young adults.
  8. Ensure that youth activities are in harmony with the diocesan pastoral plan
  9. Advocate for youth at the diocesan level.
  10. Facilitate communication between the Diocesan Youth Commission and the
    AEC Youth Commission.

Current Members of the Diocesan Youth Commission are:
Mrs. Mahalia Paul – The Coordinator of Diocesan Youth Ministry (Chairperson)
Fr. Brancker John – Chaplain for Youth
Mr. Wallace Williams – Deputy Chairperson
Ms. Wynante Charles – Recording Secretary
Mr. Donald Rolle
Mr. Kereem Ferrol
Ms. Ivo Jno Baptiste
Mr. Davis Letang
Sr. Bernadette Peter


Dominica Catholic Youth Movement
Brief Overview

The Dominica Catholic Youth Movement (DCYM) will encompass all registered Catholic and affiliated youth groups in the Diocese of Roseau.  The Diocesan Youth Office will coordinate leadership training, special programming and support for registered youth groups.  The DCYM will not replace the parish Youth Ministry programmes.  It will be an additional resource to what may already be in place in many parishes.  The DCYM will focus primarily on building and supporting youth groups within the parish setting.  The Diocesan Youth Commission will serve as an advisory body for the DCYM.

Membership Guidelines

  1. Leaders of interested youth groups are to complete or update an annual Youth Group Registration Form and return it to the Diocesan Youth office by the end of January each calendar year (membership fees will eventually be introduced to support the movement).
  2. Youth groups are to be classified as:
  3. Children: Age 7-12
  4. Youth: Age 13-17(approximately)
  5. Young Adult: Age 18 – 40 (approximately)
  6. Open: all age groups
  7. The group’s spiritual Director and Adult Adviser must be listed on the form.
  8. If the group does not have an adult adviser, the Diocesan Youth Office will assist in assigning one to the group.
  9. Once membership forms are received by the Diocesan Youth Office, the group will be added to the mailing list and a resource package will be sent to the youth group leaders.
  10. Regular newsletters will be published by the Diocesan Youth office and sent out to all registered groups.
  11. Groups will benefit from various training and formation opportunities.
  12. A gathering of the DCYM will be held once a year where special officers will be elected.
  13. Four individuals will also be elected to represent the DCYM on the Diocesan Youth Commission.