SAINT Luke Youth Ministry
The youth ministry is the sum of all efforts to reach youth grades 7-12.
The Youth Ministry of St. Luke Parish serves to assist with and enhance all efforts of the many entities of parish, school, and other organizations that make a positive impact on youth grades 7-12.
Primarily, as is usual at the parish level, the Youth Ministry is developing opportunities for young people to interface in ways that point them toward becoming adults who will remain active in their Catholic Faith.
Occasional events, regular gatherings, service opportunities, retreats, ect. occur and are planned to facilitate this and further the goals.
The particular aim is summarized in the three goals articulated in the U.S. Bishop's document Renewing the Vision:
Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
Goal 2: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
Goal 3: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
These goals are not hierarchical or sequential, however it may be helpful to understand this short summary:
to empower ----> to live
to foster ----> to grow
to draw ----> to participate
the whole community ----> every young person