Youth Ministry: Ave Maria Parish
Three interdependent and equally important goals guide the Church's ministry with adolescents. These goals state what it means for the Catholic community to respond to the needs of young people and to involve young people in sharing their unique gifts with the larger community. They express the Church's focus for ministry with adolescents, while encouraging local creativity in developing the programs, activities, and strategies to reach these goals.
- Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today
- Goal 2: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
- Goal 3: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person. Taken from USCCB directives for Youth Ministry
Summer Break, 2017
Thank you to all who made a great effort to come to youth group this past year. We had a grand time exploring St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body, and the program Altaration on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Enjoy some of our snap shots from activities and events held during this year. The youth group participated in the All Saints Day Party for the Children, dressing as a saint and explaining their character to the children. We also participated in the March for Life held in Washington DC. Some of the out reach projects we joined in were at our local Knights of Columbus assisting in their fish fries, and volunteering at our local Project Blessing in Carsonville, and the YES (Youth Encounter Service) Projects sponsored for the poor and needy in the Diocese of Saginaw.
I also am grateful to the parents who sacrificed to choose Faith Formation for their teens over the other busy committments that they have. We hope you will join us for another year beginning in September.