Youth Ministry is still in its developing stages across the United States and many parts of the World. The Bishops of the United States, in cooperation with Youth Ministers and Catechetical Leaders from across the country, developed a strategy and outline for ministry to adolescents (youth). This strategy was published in a document entitled: Renewing the Vision: a Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry. The Star of the North Catholic Communities Youth Ministry program is solidly in line with the teachings of Renewing the Vision. Throughout the experience of modern Youth Ministry, several effective approaches, strategies, programs, and activities were developed and recommended. Acknowledging that no one strategy, activity, or program is adequate to the task of successfully ministering to our Youth, the Star of the North Youth Ministry focuses on several areas of ministry. Because we are in communion with the entire Diocese of Gaylord, many of our programs are interdependent with others across the Diocese. For instance, all of our retreats are a collaborative effort with several other parishes. Our service project is currently done with the Boyne Valley Catholic Community. Just Works and CLI are diocesan programs available to our youth. At these two programs, our youth have the opportunity to meet teens from across the entire Diocese of Gaylord. NCYC is a national program sponsored by our Diocese for our youth. Here, our youth have the chance to experience and share their faith with more then 23,000 teens from across the entire country. Because the needs of today's youth are ever changing, so are our programs and, as such, our ministry to them. Remember, everyone in the community is an important part of ministering to our youth. It takes a village, or in our case an entire Catholic Community!
Middle School Youth Ministry is our Faith Formation program for Middle School students: sixth through eighth grade. As with all Faith Development in the Star of the North Catholic Community, catechesis of our Youth follows the same topic outline as our RCIA program.
M.S. Youth Ministry Meetings
Currently, our Middle School Youth Ministry meets every Tuesday during the school year. We meet after school in the Youth Room at the Parish Center. Our meetings start at 3:30PM and end at 5:30PM.
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High School Youth Ministry is our Faith Formation program for High School Students: ninth through twelfth grade. As with all Faith Development in the Star of the North Catholic Community, catechesis of our Youth follows the same topic outline as our RCIA program.
H.S. Youth Ministry Meetings
Currently, our High School Youth Ministry meets every Sunday during the school year. We also meet on occasion throughout the summer months. We meet after the 10:30AM Mass in the Youth Room at the Parish Center. Our meetings start at 11:30AM and end at 2:00PM. In fellowship with Christ and one another, we cook and eat a meal together and share our formation in faith at table.
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Youth Ministry Calendar of Events