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Welcome to Saint Elizabeth Youth Ministry!

The mission of the youth ministry program is to support the development of spirit-filled youth leaders who abide by the Father, imitate and follow the Son, and live in the power of the Holy Spirit. By developing intentional disciples of Jesus Christ, the programming raises up, equips, empowers, and launches each participant’s path into becoming full-fledged members of the parish and positively contributing to the wider community.

This provides the youth of the parish the opportunity to grow in:

Relationship:

This speaks to allowing youth the opportunity to meet their peers and build friendships within the parish community, so that they can learn and grow off of their shared values and experiences and how it interacts with their faith. Relationship also refers to the focus of providing participants the opportunity to form a personal relationship with God. The youth ministry program strives to lead individuals to a real encounter with Christ in the sacraments and a personal friendship made possible through the Holy Spirit through exposure to various liturgical, devotional, and spiritual practices.

Discipleship:

By helping participants to shift their personal values from who they present to peers in social settings, concentrating on their desire to “fit in,” to their shared identity as called together by God, they are able to discover their identity as known and loved by God. In turn, these real encounters of Christ fuel everyone to share their experiences and evangelize others. This is what it truly means to be a disciple. The youth ministry program, then, emphasizes equipping participants with the tools to spread the gospel effectively.

Stewardship:

By providing opportunities for youth to participate in prayerful and volunteer-focused activities, they are able to see themselves as full-fledged members of the parish community who are capable of supporting and lifting others up with the gifts, skills, and charisms that they currently possess.

2020-2021 Theme: Sursum Corda: Lift Up Your Hearts.

Sursum corda is a Latin phrase meaning “lift up your hearts,” or literally “up hearts,” as in, “hearts up!” It appears in the opening dialogue of the Eucharistic Prayer and dates back to at least the 3rd century!

What does it truly mean to lift up our hearts to Christ? How do we do it? Why are we encouraged to do this and what implications does it have for the way that we live our lives? We will explore all of these questions and more throughout the year!

 

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High School Youth Group

Come join us and meet fellow parishioners your age! Joining our Youth Group allows the chance for high school students to share their faith and participate in service opportunities while taking on a leadership role.  Our high school youth group has two regularly scheduled meetings and two special events every month!

Agape Latte: Come and join us for our Agape Latte coffee house event following the 5:30 PM vigil Mass on Saturday night, where we will grow in our spirituality through discussion while sharing a nice warm beverage! Agape, which can best be described as God’s self-sacrificial love and the way Christians love each other and their neighbors, is truly lived and practiced as youth come together to share stories, faith, and care for one another in food and drinks.

Agape Latte 

Saturday Stewardship: Come join us 1 Saturday a month, for special stewardship activities, followed by our 5:30 PM Vigil Mass. We will work with other ministries in the parish on service projects and offer leadership roles to high school students. This allows the chance for our youth to develop connections with other members of the parish, as well as to help others in need!

Saturday Stewardship

 

7th and 8th Grade Youth Group

Come join us and meet fellow parishioners your age! Joining our Youth Group allows the chance for high 7th and 8th grade students to share their faith and participate in service opportunities while engaging with other ministries in the parish.  Our 7th and 8th grade youth group has one regularly scheduled meeting and one special event every month!                      

Saturday Stewardship: Come join us 1 Saturday a month, for special stewardship activities, followed by our 5:30 PM Vigil. We will work with other ministries in the parish on service projects! This allows the chance for our youth to develop connections with other members of the parish, as well as to help others in need!

 

Mandatory Health Screening

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all youth ministry group members and volunteers will be required to complete a mandatory health screening before all in-person meetings. It is required that all youth participants and adult volunteers who plan to be in the education center for meetings or activities complete the health screening 30 minutes prior to arriving. You can complete the health screening by clicking here.