“The role of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute.”
The goal of Youth Ministry for parents is to begin and/or continue fostering a beautiful relationship with your children where you can openly discuss faith and moral issues as well as pray together as a family. Youth Ministry is not aimed to replace the role of the parent in your child’s spiritual life but assist you in this essential role!
Who is Youth Ministry for?
High School aged teens: 9 – 12 grade
My Child goes to Catholic School. Should they attend Youth Group? YES!
- Having the opportunity to grow in relationship with Jesus outside of school is essential to fostering a healthy and lifelong faith life.
- Youth group gives teens an opportunity to grow in Christian fellowship with other teens from their parish, praying together and creating an environment where they build each other up and call one another on to greater holiness goes far beyond what a school environment is able to offer.
- We offer teen the chance to attend youth nights, mission trips, service projects and life changing retreats, which are some of the few ways that create this unique and awesome fellowship.
What Can I do as a Parent?
Encourage your child to grow in relationship with Jesus is the greatest thing you can do!
- Attend Mass as a family weekly and encourage them to receive confession often.
- Be active with the youth group by volunteering and showing you support them.
- By giving us your email, you will receive follow up information about every youth night including the teaching, questions to ask your child, and information about upcoming events.
The Catholic Church defines “The duties of parents” as follows:
2221 The fecundity of conjugal love cannot be reduced solely to the procreation of children, but must extend to their moral education and their spiritual formation. “The role of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute.”29 The right and the duty of parents to educate their children are primordial and inalienable.30
2222 Parents must regard their children as children of God and respect them as human persons. Showing themselves obedient to the will of the Father in heaven, they educate their children to fulfill God’s law.
2223 Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule. The home is well suited for education in the virtues. This requires an apprenticeship in self-denial, sound judgment, and self-mastery – the preconditions of all true freedom
2225 Through the grace of the sacrament of marriage, parents receive the responsibility and privilege of evangelizing their children. Parents should initiate their children at an early age into the mysteries of the faith of which they are the “first heralds” for their children. They should associate them from their tenderest years with the life of the Church.34 A wholesome family life can foster interior dispositions that are a genuine preparation for a living faith and remain a support for it throughout one’s life.
2226 Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God.35 The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents.
For more information on the role of the parent, please click this link http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s2c2a4.htm