Youth Ministry

May 2014

May 13

CASE Training

The Diocese of Rochester has a training program required for volunteers who work with youth at our churches. I wholeheartedly agree with this training. By our willing cooperation in it, we dis-empower those who seek access to youth to exploit them. It is not the policy that protects youth; it is our willing cooperation. Policy 2.8-1 reads:...
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May 13

Service Philosophy

The service component of our youth ministry program is founded on the bishops' teaching as outlined in Renewing the Vision. The ministry of justice and service with adolescents has several distinct features that give direction to programming and action. Specifically, justice and service with adolescents: engages young people in discovering...
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May 13

What is NCYC?

NCYC HomePage                                 Info Sheet for our cluster   Next Meeting April 19 12-1:30 St Mary - Forms for pilgrims   Who: Teens in grades 9-12 in Fall...
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May 13

Hands of Christ

"Hands of Christ Award"- is a recognition program to assist parishes in affirming their high school seniors who have been the "Hands of Christ" in their church, home, school and community; sponsored by the Department of Evangelization and Catechesis.  Recognized seniors are invited to receive a plaque from the Bishop at...
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May 13

Youth Ministry Philosophy

What is comprehensive youth ministry?  More than youth group.  Forming disciples beyond confirmation.  Integrating teens into the life of the parish liturgy, community and the wider world as followers of Jesus.  With that in mind, the youth minister, other staff, parent and parish volunteers and teens leaders put together a...
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