HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
Youth ministry's goal to create lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ is done by making the parish feel like a home away from home.
St. Luke writes in the Acts of the Apostles that the early church "..devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of the bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common" - Acts 2:42-44
We want our programs to echo this passage from Acts so the youth may truly live their faith as the Apostles did. To live The Way Christ has shown us in the Sacred Scriptures, the community we create, the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist and committing our lives to go to Our Lord in prayer.
With that being said, we have a new program schedule to fit the needs of our high school teens in order for them to truly feel heard and cared for here at St. Anthony's. These are the new changes this year (2021-2022) that we are excited to bring to you and your family. We believe it will make for a better ministry environment so that the students can receive the Gospel more effectively.
We've put together a resource guide for you to grow in your faith. Check out the recommendations from your youth ministers and happy learning!
Announcing "YEAR ONE" and "UpperClass"
YEAR ONE (Grade 9+ for teens who have not received and are not in the Confirmation program)
Day and Time: Sundays | 4:30-5:45 PM
It will still be run as a normal Life Night- large group talks and activities alongside small-group discussion and prayer. See the "YEAR ONE" tab for more information!
UPPERCLASS (10th - 12th Grade)
Day and Time: Sundays | 7:15-8:45 PM
UpperClass will be run as a normal Life Night with large and small groups, with talks and activities and games. But By focusing on the older grades, we can foster a deeper understanding on our Christian faith because the foundations for their Catholic faith have already been laid in YEAR ONE and Confirmation. See "UpperClass" tab for more information.
Every four to six weeks we will bring everyone together: YEAR ONE, UpperClass, and those in Confirmation for Sacraments such as Adoration and Reconciliation, socials, and special topics. This way, regardless of what ministry your high school student is in, he or she will get to experience community within the other High School Groups of our parish as well.