Youth Ministry at OLV/OLS!
“The very first words, then, that I would like to say to every young Christian are these: Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive!”
– Pope Francis
Our Youth Ministry Program is based on the service and events that will help our youth in grades 6-10 live out their faith beyond the walls of our church. We offer a time of community and parish events throughout the faith formation year that are in addition to any Faith Formation Classes that they may be enrolled in at OLV/OLS. These opportunities not only show the youth how to live out a Christian life through the acts of mercy, but they also create friendships and connect them to their parish and outside community. When they complete a service or event, that is part of the program, they will be fill out a reflection sheet and return it to the Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Office which will be preparing them for their future Sacrament of Confirmation.
“I ask you, then, to rediscover the corporal works of mercy: to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, assist the sick, visit the imprisoned and bury the dead. Nor should we overlook the spiritual works of mercy: to counsel the doubtful, teach the ignorant, admonish sinners, comfort the sorrowful, forgive offences, patiently bear with troublesome people and pray to God for the living and the dead. As you can see, mercy does not just imply being a “good person” nor is it mere sentimentality. It is the measure of our authenticity as disciples of Jesus, and of our credibility as Christians in today’s world."
MESSAGE FOR THE THIRTY-FIRST WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016 #3
How service works?
Grades 6-10+ Prayer & Service Expectations:
Along with faith learning sessions, members of our Young Church, in Grades 6 -10+, are expected to complete prayer & service experiences within our parish, community and world as part of the preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation and their role as missionary disciples.
NEW PRAYER and SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES will be offered throughout the year. Email notifications to sign-up for service opportunities will be sent before all events. A reflection sheet is to be completed after each service project and sent to Caitlin Levine or Peter Ogno at [email protected].
To register for faith formation classes:
Register and pay online at the link below:
Download the 2023-2024 REGISTRATION FORM AND PHOTO RELEASE and mail or drop off to:
Our Lady of Victory
55 North Lake Avenue
Troy, NY, 12180
If registering by mail, remember to include the registration fee ($65 for 1 child | $130 for 2 children | $165 for 3 children | $170 for 4 or more children). If you have a child making a sacrament there will be an additional $25 Sacramental Prep fee.
Caitlin Levine - Coordinator of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry
Peter Ogno - Assistant Coordinator of Youth Ministry
[email protected] | (518) 273-7602 ext. 102
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