Via Missionaries

 

This video was produced thanks to the generous support of the Catholic Ministries Appeal.

 

The VIA Missionary Initiative 

  • As VIA is a movement of the Holy Spirit at work in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, we are looking for a unique gift of self from our missionaries.

  • These individuals answer the call to serve the youth of the Archdiocese by radically living out the mission of VIA as part of a community seeking the face of Christ in the life of the Catholic Church and bearing witness -- inviting youth to join on the Way.

  • Our missionaries make a two-year commitment and are assigned to an understaffed parish or school in order to invite youth into relationship with Christ.

  • Missionaries are sent out two-by-two and live in community with other VIA Missionaries.


Who we’re looking for

  • VIA Missionaries are joyful individuals who are in love with Christ and his Church. They desire to share the Gospel with others, particularly youth, in a radical way.

  • VIA Missionaries embody the missionary virtues of Generosity, Humility and Zeal.

    Qualifications:

College degree preferred (though not required) with priority for studies in Theology, Catechetics, Youth Ministry, Religious Studies, or related fields

  • At least 21-years-old

  • Consideration given for previous ministry experience. e.g. youth ministry volunteer, retreat leader, NET Ministries, seminary apostolic work, etc.

  • Available for the full two-year commitment

  • Specific commitments to prayer, fasting, formation, and community life

  • Committed to personal support-raising

  • Commit to a one-year dating fast


Our commitment to the VIA Missionary experience

  • Our goal is to see each VIA Missionary flourish personally and in ministry, and so, we commit to providing training, formation, and support needed to succeed in disciple-making youth ministry.

    • Formation from the heart of the Church in the four pillars of formation: Human, Spiritual, Intellectual, and Apostolic

    • Housing provided

    • Healthcare available

    • Training in personal support-raising

    • An annual retreat

    • A pilgrimage to Rome between years 1 and 2.

    • Regular mentoring

    • The possibility of pursuing graduate studies


Are you in?

FAQ

Contact Matt Reinkemeyer with any other questions or to setup a time to talk in person: mreinkemeyer@catholiccincinnati.org. (513) 421-3131 x2742