As Jesus with the disciples of Emmaus, so the Church must become the traveling companion of young people…
– Pope John Paul II

A warm welcome to the Youth Ministry pages!  Through trust in Divine Providence, we’ve grown and taken root in the parish.  It’s our desire to use this website to share our faith with you through tidbits from our different activities and information on young saints. God Bless you and please visit us often!

Youth Ministry fosters the personal and spiritual growth of youth in Grades 5-12 through fun-filled, interactive activities and catechesis, leading them to a deeper relationship with Christ. Our program serving middle in Gr 5-7 is EDGE, and our high school youth program for youth in Gr 8-12 is YDisciple (formerly known as Life Teen).

The EDGE for grades 5-7

EDGE meets every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm during the school year in the JP2 room in the school building.

WHY YOUTH LOVE EDGE

  • It’s a fun, safe place to spend time with their Catholic friends.
  • They get answers to their unanswered questions about their Catholic faith.
  • They experience Jesus Christ in a profound, personal way.
  • They feel like they are important to everyone else in the parish.

WHY PARENTS LOVE EDGE

  • EDGE gives middle schoolers a chance to build strong Catholic friendships before they enter high school.
  • They are given talking points via email after every EDGE night. Now parents can take the EDGE Night further during conversations on the drive home.
  • Their children are given Catholic role models on the Core Team who reinforce what is already being taught within the home.
  • EDGE understands the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth.

For registration and details, please contact Youth Ministry Coordinator, Jenny Mary Ng at leaders@sfxyyam.com.

Spring 2018 semester theme: To The Heights! – A series on the Eucharist, the source and summit of our Faith.

  • What does the “source and summit” mean? Why does it matter for our lives, and the lives of middle school youth?
  • This semester, we will dive into answering these questions. We will explain the Mass, not only the different parts, but the symbolism of what we do, and how we can better prepare ourselves for Mass to receive Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

Here is a recap video of our 2015-2016 year.


YDisciple for grades 8-12

YDisciple meets on Friday nights, 7:30-9:30pm during the school year in the JP2 Room in the school building (we usually break off to Room 110 after the opening section).

The mission of YDisciple ministry is to help teens fall deeply in love with Jesus in the Eucharist.  We organize multiple events during the year, such as justice and service projects, retreats, outings, camping trips and bible study. We want to provide teenagers healthy spiritual and recreational activities during their secondary school years that will not only strengthen their bonds with each other, but strengthen their relationship with God as well.

In the Fall 2017 semester, we went through the “Follow Me” series on being a disciple of Christ. If you are interested in re-watching any of these episodes, you can do so through the Formed service which the parish has purchased for all parishioners. (Formed is a Netflix-like service with Catholic movies, documentaries, and videos for all ages.  Free access is available for all parishioners and school parents: contact us, or see the PLC info center if you need the registration code)

For the upcoming Spring 2018 semester, we are going to go through the newly revamped Youth Alpha series.  We first ran the original series in 2014 with very positive feedback from the youth, so we are looking forward to running it again this term.  The Youth Alpha topics revolve around the basics of the Christian faith.  It is designed to spark conversations about life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment.

For registration and details, please contact Youth Ministry Coordinator, Jenny Mary Ng at leaders@sfxyyam.com.

Youth Lectors

少年聖言宣讀員
Teens in high school and university are invited to read at 11:15am Sunday Mass on the 1st and 2nd Sundays of each month.

Through this ministry, God’s living Word continues to be proclaimed to His people. Young people who can speak distinctly and address the Assembly in a convincing manner are eligible to be lectors. Training sessions are provided in the fall.

Please contact Youth Ministry Coordinator, Jenny Mary Ng at leaders@sfxyyam.com.