What is Catholic Youth Ministry?
The Catholic bishops of the United States defined Catholic youth ministry in the 1997 document Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry (RTV). This document, printed in both English and Spanish, provides a structure for the ministry as well as a language, theology, and pastoral approach for responding to the personal and spiritual needs of today's adolescents.
“What is needed today is a church which knows how to respond to the expectations of young people. Jesus wants to enter into dialogue with them and, through his body, which is the church, to propose the possibility of a choice, which will require a commitment of their lives. As Jesus with the disciples of Emmaus, so the church must become the traveling companion of young people...” (Pope John Paul II, World Youth Day 1995, Philippines)
The church must become the traveling companion of young people—and that is what we mean by youth ministry. If, indeed, “it takes an entire village to raise a child,” then it certainly takes an entire church to journey with young people as they grapple with the Good News and respond in discipleship.
The National Conference of Catholic Bishops, in their 1997 document, Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry, identified three goals and eight components which provide direction for this ministry. Youth ministry, at its best, is characterized by the following five hallmarks:
- Giftedness and growth
- Entire church (parish) involvement
Information from National Federation from Catholic Youth Ministry
Every registered family in our parish with a child preschool age to high school and who are not enrolled in Catholic Schools were emailed a pre-filled registration form and schedule in the beginning of August 2019. If you are a non-parishioner family (or did not receive your email), please download the documents below and return your registration form to the parish office.
2019-2020 Parent Letter (302 KB, PDF)
2019-2020 Registration Form (133 KB, PDF)
2019-2020 Faith Formation Schedule (87 KB, PDF)
2019-2020 Middle School Youth Group Schedule (140 KB, PDF)
2019-2020 High School Youth Group Schedule (85 KB, PDF)
Faith Formation Classes (Preschool through 5th Grade) meet every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Family Center for prayer before the students head off to their classrooms - unless otherwise noted. Middle School Youth Group meets every Sunday at 6:00 p.m. in the Youth Room of the Parish Office - unless otherwise noted. High School Youth Group meets every Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the Youth Room of the Parish Office - unless otherwise noted.
Registration Fees for Preschool through 8th Grade (Parishioner Rate)
One (1) Child: $65
Two (2) Children: $110
Three (3) or More Children: $175
Registration Fees for Preschool through 8th Grade (Non-Parishioner Rate)
One (1) Child: $100
Two (2) Children: $180
Three (3) or More Children: $275
Registration Fee for High School (Parishioner & Non-Parishioner Rate)
Per Child: $45