“What is needed today is a Church which knows how to respond to the expectations of young people. Jesus wants to enter into dialogue with them and, through his body which is the Church, to propose the possibility of a choice which will require a commitment of their lives. As Jesus with the disciples on Emmaus, so the Church must become today the traveling companion of young people…”

-Pope John Paul II, World Youth Day 1995, Philippines

 

About Youth Ministry

St. Benedict’s Youth Ministry welcomes the challenge of walking with our youth on their spiritual journeys. We seek to assist families in developing the total personal and spiritual growth of the junior high and high school youth of the parish. Formation, service, and social opportunities and experiences are provided in which youth examine the meaning of being Catholic; reflect on the gospel message of Jesus Christ; come together to share thoughts, emotions, and ideas; connect with youth in the parish and in neighboring communities; and gain an understanding of stewardship through use of their time and talents. These opportunities seek to draw youth to responsible participation in the greater mission, life, and work of the faith community and to empower them to become disciples of Jesus Christ.

Junior High Ministry

The Junior High program meets on Wednesday nights.  The 7th & 8th grade meets from 5:30 pm- 6:45 pm. We welcome all 7th & 8th grade students—Guests are always welcome!

For a calendar for 2017-2018 please click on the links below:

Religious education calendar

Registration Form

Register

High School Ministry

The High School program meets on two Wednesday a month. Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. We welcome all 9th & 10th grade students—Guests are always welcome!

Through our time together we hope to grow in faith and understanding of what it means to be Catholic and to live a Catholic/Sacramental life.

For a High School calendar for 2017-2018 please click on the links below:

Registration Form

Religious Education Calendar

Register

Confirmation Prep

“…Confirmed by the gift of the Spirit, that they give witness to Christ by lives built on faith and love…”

General Intercession from the Rite of Confirmation

As the final sacrament of initiation, Confirmation welcomes us and deepens our belonging to our faith community; deepens our relationship to God, as Creator, Redeemer, and Spirit; and strengthens us as disciples. The Confirmation program at St. Benedict’s is offered to teens in their junior year of high school. Older teens and adults can prepare for Confirmation through the RCIA process.

Our preparation for Confirmation will include the following components:

  • Each candidate will attend the scheduled meetings.
  • Each candidate will attend a special Confirmation retreat.
  • Each candidate will be a regular participant in our Sunday liturgies.

For more information on Confirmation and the Confirmation program, please contact Molly Smith.

For a Confirmation calendar for 2017-2018 please click on the links below:

K-11 Calendar

Registration Form

Register

News & Events

For information on our exciting social and service events click on the Youth Ministry Newsletter links below or the parish bulletin.

Links

Check out the cool youth ministry web-sites below!

National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry

Omega Rock   A web based Christian radio for Catholic high school and college students. Tune it in!

The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding

Outside da Box Ministries