High School Ministry
It is our great desire to help you and your teens grow in the faith of Christ through instruction, prayer, service, and community. Our parish model focuses on catechesis within the context of the family and provides direct support to parents and the family, which the Church proclaims as the primary educators of children in the faith. Our program also helps our youth to develop into disciples.
HSM is open to all 9th – 12th grade parish teens and friends from Catholic and public schools. We offer a welcoming and accepting environment rooted in our Catholic heritage; accepting of their world, expressions, questions, feelings, and insights. A variety of events are held during the year as well. Guest speakers, games, and outings such as bowling night, scavenger hunts, retreats, service projects, Archdiocesan rallies/activities, national conferences to name a few.
We meet regularly on Wednesday nights throughout the school year from 6:10 – 7:30 p.m., however we are not limited to that time, we meet for social gatherings, during the school year social events, retreats, other offerings, etc can meet at different times. Be sure to check your communication with the director of youth and young adult ministry for current happenings.
If you would like to join us in this “journey with the Holy Spirit,” come check us out. We meet the first three Wednesday nights of the month, see calendar for more information.
YDisciple is an option for teens to decide how they would like to develop their faith. Parents are encouraged to support the participation of their teens in these experiences. As introduced in the Chosen2YDisciple, a Confirmation option, teens in the YDisciple program take the 7 Disciplines of Discipleship one step further by using the areas of formation within their discipleship groups. The discipleship groups base their learning opportunities and activities around the development and growth of teens in their groups.
- To invite them to foster a personal relationship with God and ownership of their faith.
- To teach them to be disciples, give them the tools to keep growing and living their faith.
- To deepen a sense of Catholic identity youth can put into practice.
- To build the communal life of parish.