regional family adorations +

Catechetical Kick-offs for your parish RE / YM leaders!

Our next Adult Enrichment Opportunities will take place on February 24 in the North (am) and South (pm). Details TBA!

  • Rural outreach offers Fall Kickoff as well as spring semester Adult Enrichment opportunities each year. 
  • For the opportunities that include invite all adults from the parish, grants are offered based on rural parish attendance. RYMO sets aside a certain amount and it’s divided by # of attendees. Parishes have earned several hundred dollars with effort given to inviting parishioners who care about kids.
  • We ask that grant money be used for the youth of the parish – however the pastor and youth leader see fit.
  • August 19-20, we will offer Family / Parish Regional Adoration with a Catechetical Kick-off session following.
  • We will award grant money for those parishes who have catechists attend the Kick-off portion. 
  • Please distribute the “Holy Hour” flier to your parishioners / families.  Please share the “Adoration + Kick-off” fliers to your catechists only so we might avoid some confusion.
  • Read more about PJ Anderson here
  • No RSVP required. Come as you are. All are welcome (non-rural parishioners always welcome)
  • Send questions to Angie at or call/text (785) 221-2644

August 19, 2023 st. stanislaus, Rossville

**Our 100+ degree days are back and we will pray inside of the beautiful and air-conditioned church at St. Stanislaus! No need for lawn chairs or blankets for the rosary garden!

Catechetical discussions with Pam Riordan (Office of Children’s Catechesis for ArchKCK) and Angie Bittner (Rural YM Outreach ArchKCK) will be held inside of Dekat Hall 10-11.  DREs will have a chance to meet with their catechists 10:50-11:30 if they wish.

august 20, 2023 sacred heart, Emporia

Adoration will take place inside of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church 12-1pm

Parishioners will be invited to take part in the parish Ice Cream Social which begins at 1:00

Catechists will move to the commons area of Sacred Heart School after adoration. Catechetical discussions will begin around 1:00 pm and DREs will have a chance to meet with their catechists from 1:50-2:30 if they wish


Catholic Youth Ministry Convention – June, Phoenix, AZ

Lifeteen has an initiative to help you get your kids closer to Christ through resources, training, and teen events.

You can receive an all expense paid scholarship for one youth leader from your parish and your priest to attend CYMC in June with rural outreach.  This St. John Paul II Initiative also includes registrations for 5 teens and 2 adults to attend a Life Teen Steubenville AND online Life Support Resources for one year at no cost.

Please contact Angie ( for more details and the link to this LifeTeen Scholarship application.


  • There are many other adult training conference and workshop opportunities available. 
  • If you find a good one, please share with us!
  • Apply for assistance to attend an adult youth ministry training event: ADULT YM CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION