Youth Ministry

World Youth Day Retreat

World Youth Day Retreat

January 26 – 27, 2019

World Youth Day is an event that takes place every 2 – 3 years in a different country and brings together mainly Catholic young adults from all over the world for 1 – 2 weeks of faith-formation events and cultural experiences. A group from our parish had the blessing of taking part in World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland. The next World Youth Day is taking place in Panama in late January 2019. Our parish is not sending a group this time, but is starting to think about plans to attend the following World Youth Day (the date and location of which will be announced at the conclusion of the events in Panama on Sunday, January 27).

Do you think you might be interested in attending World Youth Day in the future, or experiencing a little bit of the events in Panama? We will be having a retreat at the parish from the afternoon of Saturday, January 26 to the afternoon of Sunday, January 27. The retreat will include the opportunity to discover what it’s like to participate in World Youth Day, watch coverage of the closing events in Panama, and explore this World Youth Day’s theme: “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38)

The retreat will be geared to ages 16 and up. Teens, young adults, and adults are all invited to attend.

You can download the registration form below, which includes much more info! The registration deadline is Monday, January 14.

World Youth Day Retreat Registration Package

Christmas Pageant

A beautiful telling of the story of Jesus’ birth according to the Gospels is presented by students in Grades 3 –7 each year at the start of the 5:00pm Christmas Eve Mass! Students are invited to sign up as actors (no lines to memorize), singers, or readers. This is a wonderful way for our young people to share their gifts and talents with the parish community. Download a sign-up form below! The forms include rehearsal information, and must be returned to the parish office by Friday, December 7th.

Christmas Pageant Sign-up form

Youth Group

Our three youth groups are fun and interactive programs that strive to guide and support students in:

  • Developing and nurturing their personal relationship with God
  • Exploring and deepening their knowledge of the Catholic faith
  • Building Christ-centred friendships with other students as well as older student and adult mentors from the parish community

Each meeting night will include time for worship music and personal prayer in the church, sharing time in small groups, and a variety of other activities such as videos, games, crafts, drama, guest speakers, interactive prayer experiences, and opportunities for community service.

You can download flyer for each group, which includes meeting, locations, and more information, as well as registration forms, below.

QUEST (Grades 3 – 5) – Begins October 1

Quest Schedule 2018 – 2019

Quest Registration Form 2018 – 2019

EPIC (Grades 6 – 7) – Begins October 1

Epic Schedule 2018 – 2019

Epic Registration Form 2018 – 2019

DIGGING DEEPER (Grades 8 – 12) – Begins September 22

Digging Deeper Schedule 2018 – 2019

Digging Deeper Registration Form 2018 – 2019

For more information on Youth Ministry, please contact:
Wes Moga (SFX Youth Minister)
(905) 662-8593