Saint Maria Goretti Youth Ministry is committed
to growing disciples of Jesus Christ.
Disciples have had a personal encounter with Jesus and have made a conscious decision to entrust their very lives to him. They have a “Holy-Spirit given hunger and thirst for righteousness,” an unsurpassable love for God and others that bears fruit wherever they go (Sherry Weddell).
Disciples are powerful beacons of Jesus Christ. Our Church and our world need them.
St. Maria Goretti Youth Ministry seeks to “open wide the doors to Christ” and, through the power of the Holy Spirit, strives to inspire every young person to answer his or her personal call to discipleship (St. John Paul II).
With your prayers and support, we will implement a dynamic, innovative, and expanded Youth Ministry program so that our youth are truly “on fire” with the Lord.
Over the next 3 years, this program will include:
- K-12 weekly faith formation and sacramental preparation with no assessed fees
- A fully-developed Middle School Ministry (grades 5-8) with a Middle School Coordinator
- A dedicated space for youth here on the Saint Maria Goretti campus with open hours and free Wi-Fi
- Greatly-needed updates to our technology and equipment
- A praise and worship music ministry
- Resources for teens and parents from the best Catholic evangelists out there
- Support for parents with small church communities and other opportunities for faith and fellowship during weekly youth ministry programs
- Stipends and need-based scholarships for youth events, so that every young person that wants to attend an event can go
- Scholarships for graduating seniors
- Funds to bring in the best Catholic speakers and retreat teams for weekend retreats and events here at St. Maria Goretti