Faith Formation – High School Youth Ministry
Christ the King Youth Ministry
The goals of our High School Youth Ministry are to:
- Empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today;
- Draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community; and
- Foster the personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
Opportunities for socials, catechesis, teen discussions and/or outreach activities are scheduled at various days and times each month.
Retreats: We offer many retreat experiences to our youth throughout the year such as Mount 2000, Steubenville High School Retreats, National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) and Baltimore Youth Catholic Conference (BYCC).
High School Leadership Team: Our High School Leadership Team provides an opportunity for leadership responsibility for the youth by partaking in the overall direction and guidance for our youth ministry. We evaluate our various programs and activities, and plan for future events to ensure our programs are comprehensive and effective.
High School Hang Outs:
Outside Activities: Outside activities abound for our high school students during the year including lock-ins, weekly teen nights, snow tubing, camping and swimming; family and friends are encouraged to join us.
Service Projects: Our youth participate in many service projects annually such as Operation Welcome Home, our parishes’ Winter Shelter, Souper Bowl and work camps.
Parish Involvement: The youth also have opportunities to participate in many areas of our parish community that don’t necessarily gather them together as a youth “group.” All of our youth are invited to join our monthly “Youth Mass”. Our Youth Mass is every third Sunday at the 10:30 am mass at Monsignor Slade Auditorium. In this Mass, our youth serve as ushers, lectors, musicians and cantors. These opportunities assist in initiating the youth into our parish community on a regular basis, not just for special youth functions.
Invitation to All: And let’s not forget…our Youth Ministry is not just for youth! Our adult leaders receive some of the best skill building, personal support and spiritual growth formation available. Adults serve because they love kids and love God. They also serve because they realize how much they grow themselves. Some adults assist a couple hours a week, some much more, all depending on the amount of time they can offer. Youth Ministry gives the adult leaders an opportunity to respond to God’s calling in concrete ways that really make a difference. It also offers wonderful, life-giving friendships with other adults. Please consider being a part of our team.