“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” –1 Timothy 4:12
The Youth Ministry at St. Pius X provides a safe, welcoming, and fun environment where all young people are encouraged to develop and share their gifts with the wider community. Utilizing a comprehensive, multidimensional ministry team, we promote a “total parish” approach to ministering to youth in grades 6-12, to support and nurture our young people.
YOUTH MINISTRY WEEKLY GATHERING
In September 2016 we will offer a weekly gathering on Sunday nights, 6 -8 pm for youth in Grades 6 – 12.
Each session will be include these components:
- Gathering Activities
- Keynote Presentation for grades 6-12 presenting the weekly Gospel message for youth by youth
- Learning experiences for each grade level for 6th, 7th and 8th grades and 9-12.
- After learning session young people will be invited to participate in planning groups that will plan activities such as service projects, communal prayer, seasonal parties, and worship opportunities to name a few.
- We will conclude evening with Community Prayer led by youth.
Young people will also be encouraged to participate in other crazy events like the Haunted Hayride, Hockey Games, Zombie night, NCYC and more.
Grade 6 – 7 use
The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers by St. Mary’s Press which provides a comprehensive program to foster the faith of young adolescents and help them make the connections between the Catholic faith, their everyday life, and their faith community, which will strengthen their Catholic identity and inspire them to participate more fully in the Church’s mission.
Grades 8 – 9 use
The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth by St. Mary’s Press which is an easy-to-understand and practical guide to all things Catholic. The handbook helps the young person gain the foundational catechesis to present him or herself as a Candidate for Confirmation at the end of 9th grade.
Grades 10 – 12 use
Understanding the Catechism by RCL-Benziger which provides a deeper understanding of the Four Pillars of the Catholic Church: Creed, Sacraments, Morality and Prayer and how to live a life guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church.
For more information, please contact Barb Legere at (585) 247-2566 x111 or firstname.lastname@example.org