Madonna Youth Ministry
Madonna Church Youth Group Mission Statement:
The mission is to blaze a path through the journey of life to find our true talents, passions, and purpose in this world as we develop a relationship with God.
By learning who we are, and getting to know our Lord Jesus Christ along the way, we form an unbreakable bond that grows stronger everyday.
Through this bond, we can take on the challenges that weaken us, our families, our friends and our community. These challenges include but are not limited to: depression, fear, hate, poverty, sickness, smoking, drug and alcohol addiction, death, and pollution.
We can overcome all of these and more by providing a safe haven to listen and discuss teen issues including bullying, texting, sex and abstinence, social and negative media, body image, life after high school, and more. We can also provide information of local professional resources if necessary.
By viewing our lives through a “Catholic” prism, we learn to trust Jesus through the worst and best of times. We also learn to care for one another through kindness and community service because together we are blazing the way for ourselves and those inspired by the Holy Spirit to follow.
If you are afraid or embarrassed to follow Jesus, know that we were too. Just hold our hands, and we’ll show you the way!
How Do I get involved with MC Youth Group?
If you’re in the 7-11th grades, there are several ways to get involved. We currently meet at the parish gym on Fridays from 6pm-7:30 (monthly) to pray and play basketball, volleyball, table tennis (ping-pong), soccer and bowling!
Playing games and eating pizza is cool, but I want to make a real impact in my community. What types of community service opportunities are there?
We have several opportunities and new ones added to our calendar regularly! We’ve been invited to volunteer for the D6 Challenger Little League. The Challenger Division, a separate and unique unit of Little League Baseball, was created as a means of allowing school-aged children with physical and/or mental disabilities to directly participate in this wonderful sport. Some of our current youth group members volunteered for D6 last summer and had a great time!
We also plan to visit homeless shelters to feed the homeless, help build homes through Habitat For Humanity, visit the sick and elderly, and help clean local parks to save and help beautify the environment. We also have several exciting fundraisers we do annually like the $5 Car Wash, Soda Bread Sale (St. Patrick’s Day weekend), and the upcoming M5K walk/run race.
This sounds great, but I don’t know anyone in the youth group and I don’t want to go alone.
That’s ok! Bring your friends if you don’t want to come alone. As long as they come with an open heart and open mind, all are welcome! This is also an opportunity to make new friends or rekindle old friendships. Come to a meeting – you’ll be surprised how fun and inspiring it will be!
Well, between school, sports, and friends, I really don’t have time to attend youth group meetings and events.
It’s not about having time, it’s about making time and setting priorities. Your teen life will always seem busy, and if you don’t learn to “unpack” or release the things that hold you back or endanger your future, you’ll only end up taking them with you into your adult life. Plus, if you remember to be there for others when they are in need, you will be amazed at how others will be there for you when your time comes. Be your brother’s (and sister’s) keeper!
So how do I join?
Come up to the parish gym on Fridays from 3:30pm-5:30pm or contact Max Almenas, Youth Minister: Max@MadonnaChurch.org or call 201-461-4261.
Hey Teens! Request to follow our Instagram pages for inspiring youth group messages, pictures and special announcements!
Youth Group Meeting/Event Calendar
Want to know when our next meeting takes place? Upcoming events? See our calendar below. Click on meetings and events to add them to your Google calendar.
If you’re interested in participating in the above events or joining Madonna Church Youth Group, contact Max Almenas, Youth Ministry Office: Max@MadonnaChurch.org or 201-461-4261. Our meetings are most Sundays, 1pm-3pm.