Our High School Youth Ministry program is designed to help high school teens (grades 9-12) engage in both exciting and contemplative ways with Christ and their Catholic faith. Our goal is to help encourage the development of their Catholic faith through providing meaningful Catholic community and strong theological formation. Each month will focus on a specific theme that will be addressed through theological formation, community service, social, and worship events. Providing a broad explanation and intensive examination of that month’s topic.
High School Youth Group meetings will take place from 12:30-2:30pm after the 11 a.m. Mass. Lunch will be provided.
Spring Retreat: The Presence Kalamazoo February 22-24, 2019
We will be attending the Presence retreat hosted by the Diocese of Kalamazoo. This year’s guest speaker will be Sister Helena Burns, a member of the Daughters of St. Paul.
This retreat will include talks given by priests, testimonies from other teens, small group discussion, Mass, Adoration, daily recitation of the Rosary, and opportunities for meeting other Catholic teens from Michigan.
Summer Retreat: DYMO Camp
DYMO Camp is a week-long Catholic Summer camp that incorporates our faith in a new way that teens are sure to relate to. Camp is filled with opportunities for teens to learn more about their faith, meet other Catholic teens, and experience Christ’s presence in new and exciting ways. This retreat is a MUST for Catholic teens! Visit their website for more information: www.dymo.org.
Teens on a Misson
Alive in You Service Camp
Looking ahead to next summer, we will be attending the Alive in You Service Camp. This camp is filled with service, faith, and fun. During the week teens will spend three days working in the community and their nights attending mass, meeting other Catholic teens from around the country, and growing deeper in their Catholic faiths through listening to presentations on this year’s theme. The camp ends with a day to explore the host city in the morning, then in the afternoon the teens attend a conference ending in a keynote speaker. More information and details will be released later this Fall semester.
Peer Ministry is a high school ministry that is composed of teens who are filled with their faith and have a passion or desire to share their faith with their peers. This opportunity to help serve the high school ministry will allow them to grow in their faith through helping lead youth group meetings, and other auxiliary roles. Teens taking on the responsibility of leading others in their faith is a great opportunity for them to personally grow while profoundly effecting the lives of their peers.
Information about applications and more details about the program will be released later this Fall semester.