SPIRITUS Ministries

Goal of Program

SPIRITUS has two goals: to inspire thousands of Catholic youth and to form young adults as lifelong missionary disciples and leaders for the Church.

Type of Placement

SPIRITUS missionaries are young adults between the ages of 19-29 who ignite the faith of Catholic youth through dynamic retreats and parish youth ministry internships. The missionaries inspire youth in grades 2-12 to live their faith and grow closer to God using music, dramas, activities, witnesses, and small and large group discussions. There are two types of volunteer positions available: Youth Ministry Internship Missionaries and Retreat Missionaries. Retreat Missionaries focus their efforts on leading retreats and spiritual programming for youth in parishes and schools throughout Wisconsin. Youth Ministry Interns lead some retreats and gain vital youth ministry skills by learning to: implement a comprehensive youth ministry program; engage youth and adults to call them into the ministry; plan, organize, and execute programming; present spiritual programs and retreats in dynamic ways; successfully collaborate with a parish staff; facilitate meetings and small groups effectively; and disciple youth.

Service Area

SPIRITUS works out of Mount Tabor Center, a youth retreat facility, and travel to parishes and schools throughout Wisconsin.

Service Length

9 months (mid-August through mid-May)

Program Size

SPIRITUS missionaries live and serve in teams of 6-10 people depending on the need. Missionaries share their gifts in the New Evangelization and contribute to the growth of the SPIRITUS mission.


SPIRITUS members: love God; love the Catholic faith and follow the teachings of the Church; are single and between the ages of 19-29; feel called to inspire young Catholics; want to live in community.

Financial Arrangements

SPIRITUS members receive: housing; food; health insurance; $175 monthly allowance; time off for holidays; $3,000 stipend upon completion of program; and a year of service that will change your life!

Living Arrangements

SPIRITUS missionaries live in community and have their own bedroom. Men live with a priest while the women live in two other residences. Missionaries come together for prayer, ministry, meals and fun!


SPIRITUS missionaries receive formation & training to create inspiring witness talks, to learn evangelization, youth ministry & leadership skills, inspire the youth & create leaders for the Church.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for these 9-month positions close as soon as positions are filled.

Start Date

August 19

Contact Name:

Eden Foord


522 Second St.
Menasha, WI 54952
Phone: 920 722-8918 ext. 7




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