Youth Ministry

Why Youth Ministry?

                              Join our Damascus Youth Ministry Team for our Middle and High School Youth Group!

                                         Sundays                |              6:00-8:00pm              |             Marian Hall    

Middle School Dates (Grades 6-7): 

2021

October 10

                         November  14                        

December 5

2022

January 9

February 13

March 13

April 3

  High School (Grades 8-12) Dates:

2021

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 

November 7, 14 

December 5

2022

January 9, 16, 23, 30 

February 6, 13, 20, 27

March 6, 13, 20, 27

April 3, 24

Why Youth Ministry?

Why Youth Ministry?

The Crisis

who are confirmed stop practicing their faith within 10 years of Confirmation.

So many young people are searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places.

attend Sunday Mass on their own after leaving their parents’ house.

The Path Forward

 

Become a Family.

The Church is not a building; it is a family. Young people today feel like the Church is no more than a place where old people live in the past. We, the Church, must wake up and remember who we are! Church isn’t a place we go for one hour a week; it’s our family we share the joy of life with every day.

  

 

Hold on to Truth. 

With all the voices in the world teaching young people how to think, act, and find happiness, young people today need confidence in what is true. Now more than ever, we must present the fullness of Truth of the Catholic faith with great clarity and enthusiasm so that young people can have a firm foundation to build their lives upon.

 

Restore Our Purpose.

Young people are searching to discover who they truly are. As Christians, our purpose is clear, and it is far greater than any other. We live so that others would come to know the love of God and live with him for eternity. We must form our youth into disciples sent on mission because nobody reaches young people better than other young people.

Become a Family.

The Church is not a building; it is a family. Young people today feel like the Church is no more than a place where old people live in the past. We, the Church, must wake up and remember who we are! Church isn’t a place we go for one hour a week; it’s our family we share the joy of life with every day.

Hold on to Truth.

With all the voices in the world teaching young people how to think, act, and find happiness, young people today need confidence in what is true. Now more than ever, we must present the fullness of Truth of the Catholic faith with great clarity and enthusiasm so that young people can have a firm foundation to build their lives upon.

Restore Our Purpose.

Young people are searching to discover who they truly are. As Christians, our purpose is clear, and it is far greater than any other. We live so that others would come to know the love of God and live with him for eternity. We must form our youth into disciples sent on mission because nobody reaches young people better than other young people.

We Celebrate the Gospel.

Young people see God as boring, outdated, and irrelevant. But God didn’t become man for us to think God is just some distant being who rules over us. We, the Builders, have tasted and seen that God is not just some disinterested ruler, but he comes in close and makes it possible for us to know him like we know a close friend. Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure, and we live it every day!

We See Saints, not Sinners.

So many young people feel unworthy and unwelcome in the Church because they have fallen short of living up to the mark of a ‘good Christian.’ They feel more accused by God for their failures than they feel hopeful of God’s love for them. But Jesus did “not come to call the righteous, but sinners” (Luke 5:31). We, the Builders, see each person as the saint they are capable of becoming, rather than the sum of their past failures.

 

 

 

 

We Celebrate the Gospel.

 

Young people see God as boring, outdated, and irrelevant. But God didn’t become man for us to think God is just some distant being who rules over us. We have tasted and seen that God is not just some disinterested ruler, but he comes in close and makes it possible for us to know him like we know a close friend. Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure, and we live it every day!

 

 

We See Saints, Not Sinners.

 
 

So many young people feel unworthy and unwelcome in the Church because they have fallen short of living up to the mark of a ‘good Christian.’ They feel more accused by God for their failures than they feel hopeful of God’s love for them. But Jesus did “not come to call the righteous, but sinners” (Luke 5:31). We see each person as the saint they are capable of becoming, rather than the sum of their past failures.

Join Us!