SSPJ Youth Ministry

Religious education is the process by which we pass on the Christian faith to future generations. It is the "essential ministry of the Church through which the teachings of Christ have been passed on to believers throughout the ages." 

Parish Religious Education (PRE) should “bring about in the believer an ever more mature faith in Jesus Christ, a deeper knowledge and love of his person and message, and a firm commitment to follow him.”  Religious Education should lead one into an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ through which we participate in the life of the Trinity.

Youth Ministry Training Program


to our New
SSPJ Youth Leaders


Youth Leadership Training 2019

Here are some of the final pictures of our new youth leaders and their activities. In SSPJ's August 4, 2019 bulletin (page 11) we shared some of the thoughts the students had, and I would like to share with you some of my thoughts.

When the opportunity to present a leadership training to our new youth leaders came knocking at my door, it was hard to resist being a part of the process. Our young people needed the opportunity to grow in their prayer life as well as their skill set for being good leaders.

Alex, Anthony, Erin, Hailey and Liam took to the training like a duck to water. I was so delighted with their positive responses to all we had prepared for them, fun and all. Any one of them can whip up a creative pizza, just for you, even Fr. Tom!

I am so proud to know them and to have spent this special time with them. There is great hope for our young leaders, and I pray that you have the opportunity to meet them and experience their hopeful goodness.

Sister Theresita

NCYC 2019


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