The Bishop of Kerry has launched a youth ministry initiative for the diocese.
Ógra Beo is a faith based parish programme for post primary young people.
It is a response to the concern expressed by parishes about the lack of involvement of young people and it is a resource for parishes as they reach out to young people.
The programme will include training workshops and training with adult leaders is beginning this Thursday.
Bishop Ray Browne is encouraging all parishes to take part.