Youth Ministry

APRIl 14, 2019

Dear Parishioners,

Mrs. Emmanuela Chukwuezi, our Young Adult Ministry Coordinator, informed me three weeks ago of her decision to pursue a different future
for herself. We are grateful for Emmanuela’s work here at our Parish with our youth. While we are sorry to part ways in such a short time, we are certainly respectful of her decision. We truly wish her the best in her future endeavors.
With Emmanuela’s departure there will be some changes in our youth ministry offerings, and I am asking for your prayers as we discern as a Parish what we can and should do for this purpose. Our youth’s faith life is very important, and we want to continue assisting them in any way we can, so that the gift of faith will continue to flourish and be part of their lives. We continue to pray and work together so we can achieve that goal.

Fr. Peter Damian

PLEASE NOTE: The rest of the school year’s regularly scheduled Youth Ministry activities have been cancelled, until a new Youth Minister is in place.

The Steubenville Youth Conference trip will still go as planned. Visit our Homepage for a link to a video about this amazing youth conference, where more than 50,000 Catholic teens from across the U.S. will gather to worship and celebrate this summer.

Check back here soon or contact the Parish Office for more details on Steubenville and all other Youth Ministry news!

A Message to Our Youth, From Pope Francis:

“Dear young people, we didn’t come into this work to “vegetate”, to take it easy, to make our lives a comfortable sofa to fall asleep on. No, we came for another reason: to leave a mark. It is very sad to pass through life without leaving a mark.”

“The times we live in do not call for young “couch potatoes”, but for young people with shoes, or better, boots laced. The times we live in require only active players on the field, and there is no room for those who sit on the bench.”

World Youth Day, Prayer Vigil, 30 July 2016

Indeed, our world needs people who come in contact with life, with people’s lives, and respond by taking action. The mission of a youth program is to respond to this challenge of Pope Francis and the invitation of Jesus to leave a mark on life, and history with our hands and feet – a mark that builds bridges and brings light.