"To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; to seek Him the greatest adventure; and to find Him the greatest human achievement." - St. Augustine
The Youth Ministry program is an important part of the complete faith formation of the young. It is very important that students have a strong religious education (catechesis) but a complete youth ministry is composed of several more elements which we aim to provide here at the parish:
If you would like to learn more about these and how they are applied, you are welcome to read Renewing the Vision which is the national guide to Youth Ministry.
Middle school is a time where youth learn to explore the world around them, test the values they have been raised with, and discover new freedoms and independence. This program is designed to help them to explore their faith, reinforce their Catholic values with their peers, and develop leadership skills. This program has theme-based events that are always directed towards Jesus in some way. The goal is to create fun, active, and unique experiences for kids to help them bond as a community of faith.
Our high school youth ministry is designed to help youth develop life-long friendships in a positive Catholic social environment. The program is designed to create a safe, welcoming, and casual environment that youth can feel comfortable challenging and exploring their faith together. This is an age where it is important for teens to engage and integrate the teachings of the faith in order to develop and secure their Catholic identity. There are a lot of pressures at this stage of life and so our youth ministry program is designed to not only be stress relieving (through fun, active, and social gatherings) but also to allow God to be a source of strength and renewal throughout the week.