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YOUTH MINISTRY MISSION STATEMENT

The department of Youth Ministry at St. Bernadette Church exists to serve one overall purpose: to make disciples of the youth of our parish. It is our mission to enable and equip 7th-12th graders to claim their Christian identity and to understand and fulfill their calling to believe in Christ, to know Christ, to love Christ, and to serve Christ.

Our program aims to stir up a hunger in the hearts of the youth to experience the living God and to respond to His invitation to discipleship. This we seek to accomplish by offering them tangible encounters with Christ through godly relationships and community, through prayer and the Sacraments, and through a deeper, relevant, and practical exploration of the Truths found in our Catholic Faith. In addition to both challenging and inspiring the youth to respond to God, it is also our aim to prepare and teach them how to engage the world from a Christian perspective, how to combat difficulties in living as a disciple in this age, and how to penetrate the darkness of our culture with the Light of Christ.