As youth begin High School, their lives get a lot busier. A lot of them (and their parents) make the mistake to “free them up” from religious studies because life is, well, busy. We are here to help them keep things in holy perspective. (For more on that, go to our prayer page).
Our Goal of Youth Ministry is three-fold:
- to empower our young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in the world today;
- to draw our young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of our Catholic faith community; and
- to foster personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
What do We Offer?“JPII Crew” High School Youth Ministry In the spirit of Saint John Paul II, Annunciation YOUTH offers our high school youth various means to grow in relationship with one another in faith. Our High School Youth Group name is “JPII Crew” , honoring Saint John Paul II – “Totus Tuus!” (I am yours).
“Café Night” These Friday evenings provide opportunities for high school fellowship while enjoying food, games, good conversation, and faith. We build a meal together, and share life while sharing in our labor of love. Cafe’ Nights take place one Friday a month, in St. Bakhita Hall.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, from 4:00 – 7:30pm. Come to the Youth Room (formerly the Teacher’s Lounge) to hang out with your friends, play a board game, study … the room is yours. Spontaneous games of frisbee and dodge ball are a possibility. (The room is supervised, of course).
Youth Confirmation 2016-17
TEEN RETREATS & SPIRITUALITY
High School Youth Conference: October 21-22, 2016 (open to all High School Teens)
Archdiocesan Search Retreat: November 11-13, 2016 (15-18 years, still in High School)
Archdiocesan Middle School Conference: November 12, 2016 (open to all Middle School Teens)
Advent Retreat: December 2, 2016 (open to all High School Teens)
Confirmation Retreats: February 11, 2017; March 18, 2017; and April 22, 2017 (open to all candidates for Confirmation)
Lenten Retreat: March 17, 2017 (open to all High School Teens)