Youth Ministry

High School Youth Ministry

The goals of our High School Youth Ministry are to:

  1. Help young people develop a relationship with Jesus Christ;
  2. Empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today;
  3. Draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community; and
  4. Foster the personal and spiritual growth of each young person.

Our High School Youth Ministry offers opportunities throughout the year for youth in Grades 9-12 for socials, catechesis, teen discussions, outreach activities, and have fun in a safe and spiritually enriched environment.  All high school youth are welcome, whether attending a Catholic or non-Catholic school.

Generally, the High School Youth Group meets Wednesdays at 7 PM.  Please check this website and the bulletin for updates on dates and times.  Locations and venues (in person or virtually) may change throughout the year due to COVID-19 restrictions and limitations.  Additional activities such as outings and service opportunities may be added as COVID-19 restrictions allow.

Be sure to follow ctkym_gb on Instagram for the latest youth ministry news!

Any questions about the High School Youth Group or upcoming events can be emailed to Michele Dougherty, Coordinator for Youth Ministry at youth4ctk@ctkgb.org.

Upcoming Events

Advent Wednesday Nights
7:00-8:30 PM – Youth Room (move Online if needed)

Come join us on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:30 PM for a brief faith discussion, games, and prayer.  Our December discussions will focus on Advent:

December 2:    Advent Anticipation
December 9:    All Things are Possible with God
December 16:   Can 2020 be Your Best Christmas Ever?
We will not meet December 23 & 30 due to the holidays.

Due to COVID restrictions, please review the available slots below and sign up to attend at:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AA4AB2FA2F9C34-advent

See below for the required forms.

 

Forms

At Christ the King Parish, we are committed to providing a safe environment for all our participants, youth and adults.  Due to COVID-19 safety precautions and notices, all minor youth are required by the Archdiocese of Baltimore to have the following documents signed by their legal parent or guardian before participating in Parish events:

Assumption of Risk Form
Waiver Form
Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement Form
Acceptable Use Policy for the Internet and Technology Tools

Youth cannot attend gatherings without these forms signed by a legal parent or guardian.  For more information about these forms and to download copies, CLICK HERE. NOTE: These forms only need to be filled out once for the year.

Cost

There is no fee to join the High School Youth Group or participate in the weekly Wednesday night gatherings. Some additional activities may require a cost to participate (for example, work camp). In such instances, costs will be communicated to parents as soon as known. Other general overhead costs such as supplies and hospitality are provided on a donated basis or covered by the parish as the budget allows.

If you would like to make a general donation (any amount) to financially support the High School Youth Group, you can either:

  1. Send a check made payable to “Christ the King” and mail it to Christ the King, ATTN: Michele Dougherty, Youth Ministry, 126 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21060; or
  2. Donate online as a One Time Gift using Faith Direct (http://ctkgb.org/contributions/). Please be sure to designate the gift as for High School Youth Ministry in the “Notes” box to indicate the donation is for Youth Ministry.

Any amount will be recorded in your annual parish offering total.  A financial donation is not required, but is greatly appreciated!

Parent Chaperones

All parents wishing to help out with our High School Youth Group, including chaperoning events or helping drive teens to an event, must comply with the Archdiocese policies for Child Protection (https://www.archbalt.org/child-and-youth-protection/).

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Michele Dougherty, Coordinator for Youth Ministry at youth4ctk@ctkgb.org.

To set up an account in the VIRTUS system and to complete the required Volunteer Application, Training, and Background Check, please visit https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/.

Questions regarding your VIRTUS status can be directed to our Parish Screening Coordinator, Ana Gonzalez at agonzalez@ctkgb.org.