Youth Ministry

  
    

 

Mission Statement

As a community led by the power of the Spirit, we the parishioners of Notre Dame, recognize the great importance of the young people in our Church today.  We commit ourselves to welcoming them as full, vital members of our community and supporting them as they grow in mind and spirit.  Acknowledging their unique and God given gifts, we pledge ourselves to be a strong source of loving acceptance and respect.

Antioch Retreat:  This specially designed weekend program for young people utilizes peer sharing, music, games, and prayer as ways of making Jesus a reality in day-to-day life.  The weekend is run by Notre Dame teens and depends on the support of the parish community for host homes, food, and volunteer kitchen crews.  Antioch weekends are open to teens in grade 9 and up and take place twice a year with weekly follow-up sessions.

High School Youth ProgramDesigned for teenagers of the parish 14 years and up, the Youth Group offers weekly opportunities for teens to play, pray, discuss, and reach out to others. Retreats (Antioch), Mission Trips and Mystery Play are some of the ways young people can get involved.

Junior/Senior High Youth Ministry Advisory Board:  Young adults, youth representatives and adults come together to help discern and plan various youth ministry programs.

 Summer Mission Trip:  Each summer, adults, young adults and teens travel to different parts of the country to bring hope and repair to those in need – Past projects have included Appalachia, West Virginia, Mississippi and New Orleans. Fundraisers are held throughout the year to help fund this project.

 Youth Ministry VolunteersThe Notre Dame Community has an active youth ministry program and is always looking for adult volunteers who are willing to devote themselves to a one-time event.  Events take place throughout the school year.

 

CONTACT:      Joy Zucco McDonald            973-228-3338         x27