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, 2022 - 2023
We are beginning the new year for Youth Faith Formation. This year we hope to explore in depth the Catechism of the Catholic Church as laid out in the YOUCAT. We hope that all the junior high and high school students of our parish will join us. It is important to understand your faith so that you can truly OWN it to live it well. You are the future of the Church and your baptism has made you a disciple of Christ. Come join us, to pray together, to learn together and to have some exciting activities together.
Sister Mary Philomena, SMDG
Sister Maria Gabrielle, SMDG