HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP IS ON THE MOVE!!!!! We are officially starting youth group back up every week (per the teens request!) As of right now, youth group is Sunday nights in the Window Room from 7pm-8:30pm. We have food, friends, fun, and fellowship, so please come join us! All 9th – 12th graders are welcome (and encouraged) to join! If you have any friends who are in that age range who would like to come, even if they aren’t part of Holy Redeemer Parish (or even Catholic), feel free to bring them! The more the merrier!
The purpose of Youth Ministry is to provide opportunities for our youth to become more aware of who they are as Catholics, learn how they can actively be disciples of Christ, deepen their relationship with their God, and bring the Gospel message to others.
As approved by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and stated in the document, Renewing the Vision, our Youth Ministry aims to:
- Empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today,
- Draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community, and
- Foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
Spiritual Life: Youth Ministry at Holy Redeemer Parish creates a space for youth to encounter Christ in Sacrament and relationship, and to learn how God is calling them to respond to His love in their day-to-day lives. Through prayer, Sacraments, retreats, and conferences, we raise our hearts and minds to our Lord and find fulfillment in our Source and Summit, Christ in the Eucharist.
Community: As a vibrant Catholic community, we spur each other on to love and good works while having lots of wholesome fun! Together, we stand strong. A Christian alone is a Christian in danger. As unique members of the body of Christ, the Lord calls us out of ourselves to love one another.
Faith Formation: Our high school group forms disciples through authentic Christ-centered relationships. Dynamic youth nights enliven the truths of our Catholic faith as we grow in relationship with Christ and each other.
Stewardship: The Lord has blessed us with material, spiritual, and personal gifts. In response, we glorify God by ministering in the Liturgy and by living out the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. High School youth regularly pack food for Hand2Hand Ministries and food drives.
*Permission forms are available (when events planned) in the Faith Formation office or the Youth Ministry bulletin board in Shepherds Hall hallway or check out the bulletin for any links! Permission forms for off-site events are mandatory for all participants, including non-parishioners.