Inspiration: Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
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 young people’s needs and 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.
Ministry with adolescents helps young people learn what it means to follow Jesus Christ and to live as his disciples today, empowering them to serve others and to work toward a world built on the vision and values of the reign of God.
Goal 2: To draw young people to responsible participation in the Catholic faith community’s life, mission, and work.
Young people experience the Catholic community of faith at home, in the parish (especially in youth ministry programs), Catholic schools, and other organizations serving youth. Ministry with adolescents recognizes the importance of each of these faith communities in helping young people grow in faith as they experience life in community and actively participate in the mission of Jesus Christ and the Community.
Goal 3: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
Ministry with adolescents promotes the growth of healthy, competent, caring, and faith-filled young Catholic people. The Church is concerned for the whole person, addressing the young people’s spiritual needs in the context of his or her whole life. Ministry with adolescents fosters positive adolescent development and growth in both Christian discipleship and Catholic identity.
–excerpted from Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry
Our Mission: To nurture youth spiritually and emotionally in their Catholic faith through FUN, safe, and faith-based fellowship.
Our Members: Enrollment is open to all parish teens grades 6th – 12th; new members are always welcome.
Activities: Regular meetings include FUN, safe, and faith-based fellowship.
Marc Leon Coordinator of Youth Ministry – firstname.lastname@example.org – (562) 598-0519