The mission of the Cure D’ Ars Youth Ministry is to serve the Cure D’ Ars community by:
- Being active and visible members in our church by serving the Body of Christ as liturgical ministers
- Deepening our faith in Jesus Christ by asking God for guidance to understand better His Word and by studying His Word regularly.
- Uniting high school youth spiritually and socially while forming lasting friendships and recruiting other youth to participate in Youth Ministry.
- Serving as role models for the younger generation.
- Preparing for adulthood.
Youth Ministry is a continuation of the education process for youth who attend high school, grades 9-12. This ministry focuses on the basic teachings of the Catholic Church, study of Scripture, social justice and the Mass. Youth engage in activities to reinforce their learning, serve the larger community and participate in social events that strengthen their Christian bond within our community. The Curé d’Ars Youth Ministry focuses on the basic teachings of the Catholic Church. Youth engage in activities (spiritual and social) to reinforce their learning and strengthen their Christian bond within our community.
2016 Youth Ministry will begin this year with a Youth Ministry Family Kickoff on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. in the Parish Center.
2014-2015 Youth Ministry Schedule (All meetings are held Sundays in the Charlie Bright Center)
October 5 – Youth Ministry, 9:30-10:45 am
October 19 – Youth Sunday, Mass, 11 am
October 19 – Youth Ministry, Safe Environment Training, 1-3 pm
November 2 – Youth Ministry, 9:30-10:45 am
November 16, Youth Sunday, Mass, 11 am
November 16, Youth Ministry, 1-3 pm
December 7 – Youth Ministry, 9:30-10:45 am
December 21 – Youth Sunday, Mass, 11 am
December 21 – Youth Ministry, 1- 3 pm
January 4 – Youth Ministry, 9:30-10:45 am
January 18 – Youth Sunday, Mass, 11 am
January 18, Youth Ministry, 1-3 pm
February 1 – Youth Ministry, 9:390-10:45 am
February 15 – Youth Sunday, Mass, 11 am
February 15 – Youth Ministry (?). 1-3 pm, Taste of Soul
March 1 – Youth Ministry, 9:30-10:45 am
March 15 – Youth Sunday, Mass, 11 am
March 15 – Youth Ministry, 1-3 pm
April 5 – EASTER SUNDAY, NO YOUTH MINISTRY
April 19 – Youth Sunday, Mass, 11 am
April 19 – Youth Ministry, 1-3 pm
May 2 – Youth Ministry, 9:30-10:45 am
May 16 – Youth Sunday, Mass, 11 am (Senior Recognition)
May 16 – Youth Ministry, 1-3 pm
June: End of Year Celebration TBD
Several activities completed and planned for this year:
- Preparing and distribution of Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets
- Distributing coats at the Samaritan House
- Youth Sunday: Serving as lectors, ushers, acolytes and musicians (3rd Sunday of each month October – May)
- “Wait Training” for the Faith Community
- Purity Rally: Ain’t Misbehavin’ St. Thomas More Catholic Church
- Leading Stations of the Cross (one Friday during Lent)
- Participating in the Sacred Three Days (Holy Triduum)
- Supporting children who receive first Eucharist in May
- Attending and Participating in Steubenville of the Rockies Conference
- Annual Retreat giving the opportunity to pray and explore God’s call
- Bowling and other social activities will be planned throughout the year.
Youth Ministry meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month October through May in the Charlie Bright Center (church basement). First Sunday meetings are scheduled for 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Third Sunday meetings are scheduled for 1-3 p.m. (after the 11 a.m. Mass). Youth Sunday is on the 3rd Sunday at the 11 a.m. Mass.
For more information, contact the Parish Office at 303-322-1119