Youth Ministry

 

Youth Ministry Vision: The Mission

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28; 19-20

Although we are currently focusing our efforts on starting a youth group, I do believe that we should be striving to integrate the youth in all aspects of the parish life and community. In keeping with the theme of the Synod that took place this October on Young People, The Faith and Vocational Discernment, we should remember that as baptized and confirmed members of the Church – the Body of Christ – the youth all share in the same primary vocation and mission as we do. This shared mission, the imitation of Christ and the preparation for His coming must therefore include not only the efforts we make towards the youth but also the efforts they would make for us. This is a mission that our local church shares with the whole Catholic Church; a sign of what we are called to be, what we have the potential to be and what we will be in the splendor of the New Jerusalem.

 

Parents are the primary educators and evangelizers of their children. Whether they are conscious of it or not, teenagers are grappling with questions like Who am I? What is life about? Is God real? What should I believe? and Why should I believe? As families work to transmit the treasures of the Catholic faith to their adolescents, the parish offers support, structure, and guidance through the Office of Youth Ministry. As the parish youth minister, my two main tasks are:

  1. I arrange opportunities for young people to encounter Jesus Christ so that they might be transformed by grace.
  2. I accompany them with mercy during their unique journey of faith, hope, and charity.

Despite the current challenges in planning public events, I am committed to finding ways to offer the gospel to each young person in our community. Small gatherings in person might be possible in the right setting. Larger online meetings (though they are growing tedious for many) could be conducive to prayer and evangelization. Something I can always do is recommend books, prayers, or online resources to each family or young person, based on their individual interests or stages of spiritual development. We must let the obstacles of the present moment spark our creativity, rather than lull us to complacency.

Please speak with me to get involved with, or ask any questions about, the Youth Ministry at Holy Spirit Parish.

Sean Flynn

Youth Minister

Sacramental Preparation Coordinator

613-836-8881 ext.3

youth@holyspiritparish.ca<mailto:youth@holyspiritparish.ca>

 

Ways to be involved:

Age 18+: Volunteer (Evangelist, Role Model, Chaperone, Driver, Brainstormer, Witness, Cook, Apostle, Music Minister, Decorator)

Grade 11-12: Youth Leader (Prayer partner, game leader, disciple, entertainer, peer mentor, party planner)

Grade 7-10: Youth Group Member (game-player, friend-maker, Bible-learner, Jesus-meeter)

Events

  • No upcoming events

 

1489 Shea Road
Stittsville, ON K2S 0G8
Phone: 613-836-8881
Fax: 613-836-8806
admin@holyspiritparish.ca

Monsignor Joseph Muldoon
Pastor
pastor@holyspiritparish.ca

Our Office Hours

Regular Hours (Sept. - June)
Monday to Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm & 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Summer Hours (July & August)
Monday to Thursday (Fridays closed)
9:00am - 12:00pm & 12:30pm - 3:30pm

 

 

We welcome you to celebrate with us on a regular basis

Our Mass schedule is as follows

Sunday Eucharist:
Saturday 5:00pm
Sunday 10:30am
Weekday Eucharist:
Monday 9:00am
Tuesday 9:00am
Thursday 9:00am
Friday 9:00am