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, 2017
Beginning on September 20, 2017: St. Mary's Center, Port Sanilac, 6 - 7:30 pm. This is a meet and greet sections and mandatory for your parents, please.
Thank you to all who made a great effort to come to youth group last 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.
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!
Enjoy some of the snap shots from activities and events held during our past 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. Out reach projects included, assisting at the first fries of the Knight of Columbus, 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.