Commissioning of Youth Team and Teen Leaders, January 26, 2020

Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 9:00 am Mass
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My name is Kerryn B. Blades and I am the Teen president for the youth ministry. I am grateful to God for choosing me and my fellow teen leaders to lead the youth ministry of St. Therese of Lisieux Parish. The main goal or vision of the youth ministry of this parish is to increase youth participation through evangelization. The youth ministry has five core strategies to help achieve this goal.

Strategy 1:  Spiritual Development involves Bible Study; Time of Prayer, Praise, and Worship; and Retreat for Lent and Advent.

Strategy 2: Creativity, Education and Sports involves Artwork, Religious Skits, Games and Retreat on Health and Academic Success.

Strategies 1 and 2 will both take place on every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm. This timeframe and day have been chosen to allow enough time to undertake a combination of activities of interest to different youth cohorts during one meeting session.

Strategy 3: Teen leadership / Involvement involves the biannual election of teen leaders and active participation of youth as lectors, ushers, altar servers, and choristers during our Liturgical Youth Mass on every 4th Sunday of the month.

Strategy 4: Life Beyond the Parish involves youth evangelization and leadership conferences between July and August 2020 and community service activities.

Strategy 5: Entertainment involves Movie, Talent and Fashion nights on the 3rd or 4th Friday of every month.

We hope that the youth of this parish will participate in all of the youth ministry’s programs and activities to ensure its success. We also ask you our parents and parishioners to support us in any way you can. Finally, we ask for God’s guidance and grace to achieve the vision of the youth ministry.

God bless you all and God bless St. Therese of Lisieux Youth.