WHAT WE ARE:
Our comprehensive youth ministry program strives to “empower our young people to live as disciples of Jesus; draw them into participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic Church; and foster personal and spiritual growth” (based on Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.)
Our high school and junior high youth participate in parish and archdiocesan based activities.
Our youth faith formation program that includes prayer, community building and faith sharing activities that help youth encounter Jesus Christ in new and exciting ways. Junior high and high school age youth meet every Sunday from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Meetings take place in the Parish Center. Other service and growth activities will be planned throughout the year.
Community Service consists of various projects dedicated to the mission and work of the Catholic community. With the annual parish Mission Trip, the youth learn about the larger community while living in solidarity with the poor and enjoy making a difference. Summer of Service is a service retreat held in the summer for junior high youth. There will be various community service opportunities throughout the year. If you are in need of service hours, please contact our Youth Minister, Mike Hoendorf, for additional opportunities.
There will be new and exciting retreat opportunities during the year. Check back for details this Fall!
Social activities are scheduled for high school and junior high students and help to build parish unity. These activities have included: a bonfire at the local Corn Maze, Laser Quest, Adventure Golf, and bowling.
Fundraisers are an important aspect of Youth Ministry and help build community. The money raised is used to fund our Winter Retreat and Kairos; the annual Mission Trip; diocesan seminars such as NCYC; and helps reduce expenses for supplies and social activities. Our main fundraiser is the Muffin Sales which are held several times a year.
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