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

Wednesday Night High School Youth Group
7:00-8:30 PM at the Parish Center

Come join us Wednesday nights for a brief faith discussion, games, and prayer.  Depending on the weather or the event, we’ll meet outside behind the Parish Center or in the Youth Room.  Chek for details below.  Please bring your own water bottle.  Everyone attending must follow COVID-19 safety protocols and have the proper forms completed by a parent/guardian on file to attend: http://ctkgb.org/blank-permission-slip/

May 2021

May 5 – Mary our Mother
7:00-8:30 PM Youth Room
Join us for a brief faith discussion, games, and prayer. Our brief faith discussion will be on Mary our Mother.  Participants will have the opportunity to create a card for the mom for Mother’s Day if they wish.

May 12 – Worthy of the Call Video Training
7:00-8:30 PM Youth Room

All teens ages 14-17 volunteering to work with children, are required to receive age appropriate child and youth protection training utilizing the Archdiocese training video, Worthy of the Call.  Since many of our Confirmation candidates and other teens will be performing service in the next few weeks and summer, this training is being offered to those who need it.  This video is useful to all those who serve, whether volunteering with children or not.

May 19, 2021 – Mary and the Rosary
7:00-8:30 PM Youth Room
Join us for a brief faith discussion, games, and prayer. Our brief faith discussion will be on praying the rosary and Mary’s messages on praying the rosary.  After social time we’ll conclude with praying a decade of the rosary.

 

May 26 – NO GATHERING
Enjoy the night off with your family!

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.