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.
College graduate with preference 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
Open to either a parish or high school placement as the VIA Team discerns assignments
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
Training in personal support-raising
An annual 8-day silent retreat
A pilgrimage to Rome between years 1 and 2.
- The possibility of pursuing graduate studies at the Athenaeum of Ohio
Are you in?
Contact Matt Reinkemeyer with any other questions or to setup a time to talk in person: firstname.lastname@example.org. (513) 421-3131 x2742