Welcome to Youth Ministry of St. Barnabas Parish!
St. Barnabas offers a Jr. High Youth Ministry for all the 6-8th grade youth of our parish and a High School Youth Ministry for our high school parishioners.
The ministry sponsors social events such as:
The ministry also provides personal and spiritual enrichment programs such as:
Beginning fall 2008, the Youth Ministry of St. Barnabas parish is entering into a renewal and expansion phase. While opportunities for our youth expand and grow, three foundations of our program will remain the same.
First, St. Barnabas Parish remains dedicated to serving and ministering its adolescent youth; recognizing their special needs and the valuable contributions they make to our parish family and parish life.
Second, St. Barnabas Youth Ministry will follow the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops guidelines for parish youth ministry:
• To EMPOWER our young people to live as disciples in our world today
• To draw them into responsible PARTICIPATION in the life, mission and work of our Catholic community and beyond
• To foster total PERSONAL & SPIRITUAL GROWTH of the St. Barnabas adolescent community
Third, St. Barnabas Youth Ministry will incorporate eight themes for parish youth ministry (as outlined by our Catholic Bishops). Please click to learn more about the eight components of Catholic Youth Ministry.
We look forward to our teens' involvement in this exciting renewal effort and hope adults will join our mission to serve and minister the young people of our parish.
Please contact Maryellen Harrington at the Youth Ministry office, 773-779-1166, ext 228 to learn more.