High School Ministry
Our youth ministry program aims to connect all of our youth into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through the many encounter opportunities that we offer during the year. All of our events are scheduled with these four goals in mind:
1. We want to form a community where kids can build relationships
together and be vulnerable when needed
2. To have an encounter with Jesus Christ and enter into a personal
relationship with Him.
3. To provide opportunities for youth to learn more about the
person of Jesus Christ and His Church.
4. Provide training so that when our kids encounter Jesus and get to
know Him, they understand that He has a mission for them to "go
out to all of the nations and proclaim the Good News".
It is our hope that upon high school graduation, all of our youth would be equipped with the necessary tools to continue growing in their faith at college and in the workplace.
Junior High and Middle School
Dear Students and Parents,
We are excited to start the school year back on with some meetings for the Junior High and Middle School Youth Groups! Based on attendance from previous years, we will start meetings for the year at the end of September. The groups will meet on alternating Thursdays after school until 4:15pm in the Youth Center. Here is the schedule for the first semester:
Director of Youth Ministry
Students will need a note from their parents saying they have permission to attend youth group each week. Please fill out the Emergency Contact Form on file and turn into the Parish Office or Corey Luna.
To improve communication about different events offered with Youth Group, I’m implementing a new way of communicating between myself and parents and high school students.
With Remind, you can choose to receive announcements via text message or email depending on your preference. I have two different groups set up: one for general youth group announcements related to retreats, fundraisers, Steubenville, and more; and another for our High School Women’s group. For parents of 8th graders, feel free to sign up for the general youth group announcements to stay in the loop with fundraisers and other information about Steubenville.
To sign up to receive text messages for general youth group announcements, text @mhtyouths to 81010. For general youth group email announcements, send a blank email to email@example.com. For Women’s group, text @wgmht to 81010 or send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even with this tool, I will still have announcements in the bulletin. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
"All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle." - St. Francis
"You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all." - St. Therese of Lisieux
"For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God." -St. Teresa of Avila
The Director of Youth Ministry
989-593-3174 Ext. 2
Little Ceasar’s Pizza Kit Fundraiser- Our first fundraiser for Steubenville will already be starting the week after school starts! This is a great early start on getting that Steubenville trip cost down by next summer. Forms will be handed out at the first day of Religious Ed. If you miss getting a form there then please pick up one at the Parish office or contact me by email!
Start Date: September 11th
End Date: October 18th
Delivery Date: October 26th (3pm-6pm)
Diocese of Lansing Youth Conference- the Diocese of Lansing will be putting on a day youth conference for High School students who want to know more about the faith! It will be all day on November 5th. There will be more information and sign up available here by September 11th.
Bible Study- There will be a high school bible study starting up Sunday's at 7:30 pm in the youth center! The first one will start this Sunday (October 8th). Any high school student who is interested in learning more about the faith and about God in scripture is welcome to come!!
High School Retreat- This year's retreat will be December 1-3 at Camp Roger in Rockford, MI. The retreat is open to all high school student's and will be a time to encounter who God is and what he wants for your life. We will have talks, small groups, adoration, and confession throughout the weekend along with some other activities. The amount is $65.00 for the weekend and forms are available on the parish website. Any questions or concerns can be answered by Corey Luna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Have you been away from church for a while but would like to come back? Or would you like to learn more about the faith?
Please contact Paul Fahey at (989) 593-3174 or via email at email@example.com or Adam Halfman at (989) 593-2162 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to help you grow in your faith!