Youth Ministry

Why are young people important? Because these years are formative, socially and psychologically. And also because they are formative from a religious view. People who fall away from faith often do so during times of alienation. Young people are defined as young ages 12-18 in junior high or high school. 

To ask questions or sign up receive more information on any specific Youth Ministry event, please click here, or contact Alyssa Sarkis, Youth Minister, at the Collaborative offices.

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Youth Ministry

“We must offer young people a spiritually challenging and world shaping vision that meets their hunger for the chance to participate in a worthy adventure.”*

Catholic Church’s Goals for Youth Ministry*

Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today

  • Use abundance of adult and young adult leaders who live their lives as Christ’s disciples and can witness to how hard it is
  • Demonstrate that Christ has better answers to the problems that the secular majority has no problem answering, so that young people are empowered to make better life choices

Goal 2: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community

  • Expose to service, church life, Church doctrine
  • Explain the importance of evangelization and pastoral care
  • Develop a sense of Catholic responsibility

Goal 3: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person

  • Focus on the whole person: the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs of the teenagers
  • New evangelization: Always teaching and being living witnesses to intellectual and moral values
  • Use outside resources that enhance the personal and spiritual growth of the teenagers
  • Develop leadership skills in those willing to participate

Blue Hills Collaborative is proud to be developing a comprehensive youth ministry program using these strategies to accomplish these goals so that our youth can achieve the Ultimate Goal: Salvation in Jesus Christ

*United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry. Washington: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1997.


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