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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

Youth Group of Ave Maria Parish, 2018 - 2019

Beginning on September 19, 2018: St. Mary's Center, Port Sanilac, 6 - 7:30 pm.  This is a "Meet and Greet".  The Youth Group will be meeting in the convent basement this year.  Hope to see you all there.  

Thank you to all who made a great effort to come to youth group last year. We had a grand time exploring CHOSEN a program about our Catholic Faith that helped us to engage and learn how to evangelize our fellow students at school, in the work place or neighborhood.

If you have not already signed up for this coming year, please do so at our parish office.

This year we will be reviewing some of the exciting and useful tips of our faith, as we all journey together to be faithful disciples of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  I invite you to be faithful to our meetings each week.  And we will have opportunities for you to engage in outreach, attend the March for Life, in Washington, DC, assist at parish events and come together for fun and enjoyment.

And parents, I thank you for your sacrifice involved in choosing Faith Formation for your teens over other busy committments.

Hope to see you all there!

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Youth News:

The Youth Group choose Advent Angels at last weeks meeting.  Remember to pray for your secret angel and do acts of reminders for them about the coming of Our Lord and Savior during this Advent Season.  

This week at Youth Group we will be discussing the scientific proof for the existence of God.  Since there is a vast discredit to the Creation Story from the Bible today, we will see how science does not contradict those natural reasons that we have for God's existence. 

Hope you will join us.  Blessings and peace.