Youth Ministry


MISSION STATEMENT

St. George Youth Ministry is formed to serve the youth of this parish from Junior High through College.  We call young people to active participation in the life, mission and work of our faith community.  We accomplish this through offering a comprehensive program including the components recommended by the US Catholic Bishops in the 1997 document, Renewing the Vision of Catholic Youth Ministry.



DISCIPLES OF CHRIST’S KINGDOM (D.O.C.K.)

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul,
firm and secure. Hebrews 6: 19

We are excited to announce that the youth group of St. George and St. Julie Billiart will have a new name! We are all striving to become disciples of Jesus and since that is our mission we want to reflect this in our name. We are asking our Blessed Mother, Mary Star of the Sea, to be our patroness and Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati to be our patron. Mary, of course, was the first disciple of Jesus and is a wonderful role model to all of us. Blessed Pier was a young man who loved Christ very much and showed it in his devotion to daily Mass and helping the poor. He is a great role model to the young especially as he was young and adventurous but he always put Christ first. We strive to be like both of these Saints and we ask their intercession and prayers along with yours as we grow in our faith and take our love for Jesus “to the heights”.
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We are still learning about Jesus and sharing with one another among all the uncertainty. We are finding time to share, to play, to laugh and to grow with one another because it is important to be open to what we can learn in this time and it is important to remember that God is with us and we need not be afraid of any of the storms that we face. Our Café Soul Tuesday evening meetings have been happening virtually throughout the quarantine and continue to do so. Café Soul topics have included Laudato Sí, Pope Francis’s encyclical on Care for Our Common Home the Earth (complete with some lessons in ecology and the value of native plants), Why Lent?, The Triduum of Holy Week, and the idea of Mercy. Each segment includes one week dedicated to the life of a pertinent saint as well as lively discussions among the participants. Teens and their families are invited to take part. Thursday evenings have been designated “Game Nights” where the group gathers and plays games (Scattergories, Drawful, etc) as well as shares what is going on in their lives. Sundays, Project YM Live, a national Catholic Youth Ministry production, has been offering guest speakers and artists for the teens to hear. Discussions and feedback on what was covered kick off the Tuesday evening Café each week.











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