"Youth Ministry is important in the life of the Church! In this grace-filled moment, you and I are called, by the Lord, to do this important ministry."
It is an exciting time to do Youth Ministry in this 'moment of grace,' especially with the election of Pope Francis. His humility, simplicity and example is prompting the world, especially among young people, to give the Church a 'second look'.
In the digital age, Youth Ministry is bringing the Good News to young people by the art of living well - and it begins and ends with the Lord. May we remain faithful to the challenges of our own time, and using the gifts before us, including technology, may we bring many people to live well in this life and the next."
-His Excellency, The Most Reverent Frank J. Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut Member of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth
St. Joseph of the Lakes has many opportunities for youth to get involved including Youth Ministry and Peer Ministry. For additional resources related to the youth and their involvement in the Church and community, check out the following:
- LifeTeen: Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.
- Catholic Youth Ministry Hub: Platform to further communicate that mission and help those who work in the church, especially those who work in youth ministry.
- Youth for Christ: Focus as a movement is on multiplying fruitful and sustainable ministry sites across the nation and around the world.
- Ignatius Press: Reading materials like books and magazine's geared towards today's youth
To learn about more about the Youth Ministry, please contact Gizzy Miko at the parish office at (651) 784-3015.