“What is needed today is a church which knows how to respond to the expectations of young people. Jesus wants to enter into dialogue with them and, through his body, which is the church, to propose the possibility of a choice, which will require a commitment of their lives. As Jesus with the disciples of Emmaus, so the church must become the traveling companion of young people...” (Pope John Paul II, World Youth Day 1995, Philippines)
The church must become the traveling companion of young people—and that is what we mean by youth ministry. If, indeed, “it takes an entire village to raise a child,” then it certainly takes an entire church to journey with young people as they grapple with the Good News and respond in discipleship.
Goals for parish Youth Ministry
1. To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
2. To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the
2. faith community.
3. To empower young people to transform the world as disciples of Jesus Christ living and
3. working for justice and peace.
Youth Core Team
Apply to be High School Core Leadership Team for St. Patrick’s Parish. This is a wonderful team to be part of, but it is a serious commitment, equal to that of being in Marching Band or an athletic team at school. As a part of the team, you are depended on by the youth, the youth minister, and other members of the team to live up to the commitment you make. Learn more »
During the summer, the youth ministry at St. Patrick Catholic Church will be hosting activities for students. Click here to see a schedule.
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