Youth Formation

Youth Ministry is a vibrant part of our parish. Our programs offer opportunities for teenagers to grow deeper in faith and knowledge about the Catholic Church and to build lasting friendships along the way. We believe that students can become closer to Christ by becoming close with each other.

Our youth gatherings provide an environment where discussions on church teachings, life issues, and social events take place. We explore secular topics such as morality, social justice, stress, depression, peer pressure, social media, family life, and dating/relationships. Additionally, our theological discussions focus on prayer, the saints, Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit, the Catholic Church, discipleship, and the sacraments. Finally, our social nights are packed with fun activities like water balloon fights, bowling, laser tag, service events, sports nights, movie nights, and much more!

JAM - Middle School (6th-8th)

JAM (Jesus and Me) is the middle school religious education program at St. Benedict. By sharing the teachings of the Catholic Church and discussing moral issues, our youth grow in relationship with one another and with Jesus Christ. JAM challenges our middle school youth to live out their faith in everyday life.

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EPIC - High School (9th-12th)

EPIC (Empowering People in Christ) is the high school religious education program at St. Benedict. By sharing the teachings of the Catholic Church and discussing moral issues, our youth grow in relationship with one another and with Jesus Christ. EPIC challenges our high school youth to live out their faith in everyday life.

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Mission

Empowering young people in Jesus Christ for the salvation of all souls.

Vision

Through catechesis, moral theology, prayer, and service to others, we seek to help young people grow in a life-altering relationship with God.

Pillars

  • Catechesis
  • Community Life & Pastoral Care
  • Justice, Service, Advocacy
  • Leadership Development & Evangelization
  • Prayer & Spirituality
  • Catholic Longevity

Objectives

  • We relay biblical and doctrinal truths to our youth (catechesis)
  • We promote a lifestyle of moral and theological virtues (community life)
  • We actively serve others on behalf of the Catholic Church (justice)
  • We encourage others to share their gifts, talents, joys, and struggles (leadership)
  • We instill the importance of personal prayer and spirituality (prayer)
  • We promote the greatness of Christ over core leaders and ministries (longevity)

David Rees

Coordinator of Youth Ministry

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