Youth Ministry: Ave Maria Parish
Three interdependent and equally important goals guide the Church's ministry with adolescents. These goals state what it means for the Catholic community to respond to the needs of young people and to involve young people in sharing their unique gifts with the larger community. They express the Church's focus for ministry with adolescents, while encouraging local creativity in developing the programs, activities, and strategies to reach these goals.
- Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today
- Goal 2: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
- Goal 3: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person. Taken from USCCB directives for Youth Ministry
Youth Group of Ave Maria Parish, 2021 - 22
Thank you to all who attended our Youth Group Meetings this year. As we conclude for this year in May, 2022, I wish to offer you my prayer during this summer season. Walk with God and He will take care of you.
Congratulations to Cassy who is graduating this year from High School. May the new chapter in your life bring you peace and the love of God.
I enjoyed delving into the social issues of our day, what the Church teaches and how to navigate our Catholic faith with our friends. Hope that those of you who are still in Junior High or High School will join us again next year.
Think about who you could bring with you next year.
Sister Mary Philomena, SMDG
Sister Maria Gabrielle, SMDG