Bring DTS to your
Parish or School
DTS can be used as a stand-alone youth ministry program or
as a complement to an already-established youth ministry program
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Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources Make it Easy to Start
Starting a DTS chapter is quite easy to do. Chapters are primarily parish and school based and have an adult leadership of three. The leadership includes a priest or deacon in good standing with the Catholic Church. The other leaders are usually the parish youth minister, DRE, associate youth minister, or other adults approved by the pastor and who have completed all child safety programs required by the Diocese.
Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Ireland
Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word
Diocese of Columbus
U.S. Navy Marine Corp. Chaplain, Japan
Diocese of Green Bay
Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin
Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Denver
Bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida
Priest for over 30 years
Bishop of Birmingham
Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin (now deceased)
Bishop of Santa Rosa, CA
Archdiocese of New York, NY
archbishop and the patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Parishes regularly report to us the blessed results DTS has born in the lives of their parish teens and young adults such as:
Increased Mass attendance among teen and college age population
Vocations to religious life and/or a life of service
Increased pre-Confirmation enthusiasm and post-Confirmation attendance at Mass and youth/parish activities
Increased interest in young people participating in parish life, service, and other ministries
Increased reception of the Sacraments, especially Communion and Confession
Increased faith formation and a deeper prayer life
Programs that make a difference in the lives of young Catholics for costs that are accessible to every parish.
The rights to use the name and the logo of the Dead Theologians Society for one year.
The DTS Manual complete with prayers, which explains how to set up and run a DTS meeting from A to Z. Manual also comes with a resource list.
Chapter Support Services
Access to Chapter Support Services which include downloadable Saints teachings, links to Saint teachings, apologetic questions and answers, and more.
Seven official DTS hoodies with embroidered DTS logo
Seven olive wood rosaries made in Bethlehem exclusively for the Dead Theologians Society.
Seven wool Brown Scapulars of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Full color posters to promote your DTS chapter
Usage Rights Renewal
To maintain the rights of the Dead Theologians Society name and logo.
How to Start Your Chapter
Starting a Chapter of the Dead Theologians Society is quite simple, just follow the steps below.
Get Your Parish On-Board and Apply
Get the approval of the Pastor where the chapter will be located and submit the application form by clicking the button below.
Upon approval, sign and return to the National Office, a copy of the Chapter Agreement Form along with any payments outstanding.
You will then receive the materials you need to run your DTS chapter!
Frequently Asked Questions
An evening of DTS combines a nice blend of the social and spiritual. We believe that two great errors in youth ministry are programs that are either, a) all religion and no social or b) all social and no religion. DTS has a format that blends the two in an evening that keeps the interest of the young people while helping them to grow in faith and community. A typical evening lasts for two hours. A good time is 7:00pm to 9:00pm. This time usually does not conflict with after school extra curricular activities, family dinner time (which hopefully is being carved out by families), homework, and it still gets the young people home at a decent hour.
At a DTS meeting, young people are inspired by the lives of Saints, grow in their prayer life and deepen their knowledge of the Catholic Faith, in a way that engages them while allowing time to grow in community and socialize.
Chapters purchase the additional DTS hoodies and rosaries from the DTS International Headquarters as their chapters grow. This ensures quality, uniformity, assistance for poor and mission parishes with DTS, and helps the apostolate continue to grow.