Youth Ministry At Saints Peter And Paul Cathedral
Youth Ministry is an umbrella term that describes the systematic attention the faith community offers to young people to enable them to reach their full God created potential. That is, everything the faith community is involved in that promotes both healthy development and faith growth in adolescents. Youth Ministry is defined as the response of the Church to the needs of young people, fostering their faith in Jesus Christ and their communion with the Blessed Trinity, and drawing them into responsible participation in the life, mission and ministry of the Church.
Youth Ministry seeks to help youth share their gifts, grow in life skills, develop a positive self-image, overcome prejudices, develop respect for differences, serve those in need, and foster social change, participate in the sacraments, develop a personal spirituality and prayer life, apply Catholic faith to daily life, integrate Catholic values, participate in the Church, and develop a personal relationship with Jesus.
At Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Youth Ministry pertains to a series of programs and activities that give young people a chance to participate in the life of the Parish, develop their own faith and spirituality, and generate new friendships. The Youth Ministry functions under the shepherding of the Pastor (Rector) and the assistance of the Youth Advisory Committee. Each Youth program is assisted by adult mentors or moderators, one of each a member of the Youth Advisory Committee.