Saint Mary Magdalen Parish and the Diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry want you to know that YOU BELONG at Saint Mary Magdalen and in the Catholic Church Community. Studies show that people in young adulthood are leaving the Church simply because they have drifted away and if we wait until students have reached high school to get them involved, it may be too late. SMM Youth Ministry provides opportunities for students to get involved right after First Communion and strives to enrich the faith of young people far before 9th grade.
Become part of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and join in Dicipleship with others your age where you can become Leaders and Advocates for your demographic and decide how you would like to be Engaged in the Church and how to incorporate Youth Ministry into the entire Parish Community.
The St. Mary Magdalen Youth Ministry program is a vital asset to our parish. The goal of youth ministry is to empower young people to live as disciples of Christ and to draw young people into responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community. We value each and every young person of St Mary Magdalen and hope that they will find themselves welcomed and encouraged to get involved.
Leadership: We provide a safe enviornment for young people where they can learn and grow in their faith and feel like they are effective members of our community.
Engagement:We provide opportunities for youth to be part of the parish community starting after First Communion and continuing into adulthood.
Advocacy:We provide venues for youth to speak on behalf of their peers so that they realize thier role is an essential one in the parish.
Discipleship:We empower young people to become disciples of Jesus Christ through catechisis, faith enhancing opportunities such as pilgrimages, and meetings where they the can realize what is it God is calling them to be and do.