Proclaiming Christ and Making Disciples

Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

 

Middle School

 

6th Grade Saint Club: 2nd Tuesday of every month from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 

7th & 8th Grade Drop In: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (first and third Thursday)

7th and 8th graders! Please join us for Drop-In this month on March 8th and 22nd from 3-5 pm in the Youth Room! Come drop in, hang out, have great snacks/pizza, play games (air hockey, foosball, board games, basketball etc) and learn a bit more about some aspect of the faith and prayer! Save the Date: We will also have Drop-In April 5th and 19th. 

*8th graders are welcome to apply as peer leaders* 

 


 

 

High School

 

Dead Theologian Society (DTS)

Are you in High School? Join us for DTS.
Great nights for teens to set their eyes on heaven as they are coached by the Saints.  

DTS meets on Wednesday from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the youth space.  See you there! 

 

 

Peer Ministry

Leadership, faith, witness, and service are key components for those interested in Peer Ministry.

 Peer Ministry 101! Peer Ministry is for teens...

  • seeking greater involvement in their church
  • wanting to share their gifts and talents
  • desiring a deeper relationship with God
  • willing to participate in Christian service, faith witness, and leadership
 
Peer Ministry is the youth leadership of Maternity of Mary... ...and YOU are invited to apply!

What is Peer Ministry? 
It is an opportunity for high school youth to respond to their baptismal call to be a priest (servant), a prophet (faith witness) and a king (leader) among their peers in youth-related events and activities at Maternity of Mary and in the community.

Peer ministers serve as leaders for youth groups (middle school and high school), music, retreats, service pieces, and more! Teens in Peer Ministry choose his or her commitment level and specific responsibilities. Fall retreat and some training are required for those interested.

Why should I get involved? 
You should be a peer minister if you possess the passion and courage to preserve and grow in your relationship with God, serve others, witness your faith (share and spread the Good News), and to build skills to be a leader.

It is a good way to invest yourself in your church and community, as well as develop long-lasting friendships in both areas, thereby building skills and resources that will be useful for the rest of your life. Involvement in this is good for college applications, employment applications, resumes and other things too.

Who can be in Peer Ministry?
Peer Leader: Any mature teen (grades 8-12). For younger teens, teens that are interested but unsure, and teens that cannot commit to ongoing involvement or the regular planning/formation sessions expected of Peer Ministers.

Peer Minister: Any mature teen (grades 9-12) that is interested in serving other teens, and has at least one year’s experience as a Peer Leader.
Both require two adult character references.
 
What Is Expected of Me?
A willingness to serve, care for others, ability to interact with peers, clergy, adult ministry members and/or leaders, model Catholic values, and a desire to grow in faith.

 

 

Discipleship Training (DT) Groups: Are you interested in joining a small group of teens seeking a deeper relationship with Christ? These groups consist of 3 to 7 teens who commit to regular meetings together that focus on different aspects of the faith/youth ministry and are led by an adult Core Team member. Contact Jen for more info, youth@maternityofmary.org.

  Super Saturday Service Day (SSSD): A monthly opportunity for service. All are welcome! Teens help in planning/organizing, welcoming, leading prayer, and modeling a servants heart for heart for these projects that typically occur on second Saturdays of the month. Peer Ministers are expected to help with one month.

 

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Summer Youth Events

Totus Tuus

Maternity of Mary, June 24-29

An exciting week-long summer faith experience for grade school and high school youth led by a team of seminarians and college students.Want to learn more? Check out the Archdiocican website.

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Extreme Faith Camp

Maple Lake, MN, July 9-13

Catholic summer camp for youth currently in grades 6-8 at Camp Courage. Activities include kayaking, swimming, ropes courses, indoor gym, arts and crafts, daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and reconciliation.  

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Catholic Heart Work Camp

Victoria, MN, July 22-28

Love, serve and connect with other youth for a week of service, friendship, spiritual growth, and memories that will last a lifetime. Visit the website for more information. 

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Steubenville, St. Paul

The University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, July 27-29

Join youth from across the U.S for a weekend high school conference where faith is awakened, and hearts set on fire through a personal encounter with Jesus. Visit the website for more information. 

 

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