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Challenging youth to pursue a life of Spirit-filled holiness through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ within the community of the Catholic Church.
Junior High youth group (7th and 8th graders) meets on Monday nights from 7:00 - 8:30pm September - May. The approach of this program is to personally evangelize each teen through relational ministry in a small group setting. The lessons are enhanced with opportunities for Community building through games and team building activities, as well as praise and worship, which includes different prayer experiences to encounter Jesus in a personal way.
All youth in grades 9-12 are invited to Senior High youth group Wednesday nights from 7:00 – 9:00pm, September - May. As a part of youth group, teens have the opportunity to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ through fellowship and formation in their Discipleship group that meets every other week to discuss topics about the faith, personal faith life, and be challenged to live out their lives as a committed follower of Jesus.
In addition to small group, there are large group nights that include times of prayer and Praise and Worship, talks to deepen faith, fun activities, fellowship, outreach ministry, and class or small group competitions.
In 9th and 10th grade youth prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. After being Confirmed, teens have the option to continue growing with their small group through the PORT- a group specifically for those in post-Confirmation.
Confirmation Preparation is a program which prepares youth for the "Rite of Confirmation." Confirmation is open to all youth. Most teens start the preparation process in 9th grade. Candidates can comfortably complete the program in two years. The Confirmation candidates meet every other week, September – April, to fulfill the course study portion of our program in their Discipleship group. The Program also includes retreats, ministry hours, sponsor activities, and more.
Peer Ministry is a team comprised of Confirmed teens, young adults, and adults. The team's purpose is to aid the youth program in fulfilling its mission statement: “A community of Catholic disciples, empowered by the Holy Spirit to evangelize their peers and bring them closer to Christ.” This team meets on the first Monday of the month from 5:00 - 8:00pm. All teens on the Peer Ministry team are also part of the PORT on Wednesday nights and take part in a Discipleship Group. The team will learn skills in small group dynamics, drama, leadership development, team interaction, and much more!