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 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 night a month.
This year we will add a place to crash, play games and just hang out with friends, or study. So, let us know what days work best for you in the below survey:
Youth Confirmation 2017-18
TEEN RETREATS & SPIRITUALITY
Monthly Holy Hour: 4th Friday of each Month, 7-8pm, in the Church. Light candles, pray before Jesus in the Eucharist. With live singing and scripture meditations.
Southwest Catholic Youth Conference: October 28, 2017 (open to all High School Teens)
Archdiocesan Search Retreat: November 10-12, 2017 (15-18 years, still in High School)
Archdiocesan Middle School Conference: November 18, 2017 (open to all Middle School Teens)
Advent Retreat: TBD (open to all High School Teens)
Confirmation Retreat: April 8, 2017 (open to all candidates for Confirmation)
Lenten Retreat: TBD (open to all High School Teens)