The mission of St. Mary Youth Ministry is to develop middle and high school individuals spiritually, socially, intellectually into mature Christians practicing and sharing their Catholic faith, and to encourage and help youth build their faith in God through prayer, scripture, sacraments and community.
GOALS OF YOUTH MINISTRY
Encourage and empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. Drawing young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the faith community. Volunteers help foster the personal and spiritual growth of each young person through assistance with service in the many opportunities Youth Ministry offers.
· Faith Formation Classes
· Sacrament of Confirmation and Prep
· Monthly Events and Lock-Ins
· Ministry Projects
· State Convention and Retreats
· National Conventions
Poinsettia Sale 2019
For the past fourteen years, the youth of the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary have embarked on a wonderful ministry of delivering poinsettias and Christmas cards to our sick and/or homebound during the Advent season.
To help support this very important ministry, we are selling 6-inch multiple blooms, florist quality poinsettias. The $15 cost will purchase one flower for you and one flower for one of our sick and/or homebound. Once we have raised enough to provide a poinsettia for all of our sick and homebound, the remaining money will be used toward our Faith Formation/youth program.
The deadline for ordering is Tuesday, December 3rd, and pickup of the flowers will be from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday December 14th in the Tileston Center.
Please prayerfully consider purchasing a poinsettia to help support the St. Mary youth and their endeavors.
Director of Religious Education
Basilica Shrine of St. Mary
(910) 762-5491 ext-114
K-5 Faith Formation Calendar 2019-2020
6-12th Grades Faith Formation Schedule 2019-2020
Confirmation I and II
Instructions & Reminders
Diocesan Guidelines and Information for Celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation
Faith Formation – Elementary Grades
Youth Ministry – Faith Formation Grades 6-12 – Confirmation