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Youth Ministry Update

Perhaps what we need now, more than anything else, is hope. Each day, we will be sending out a "Daily Dose of Hope" to your inbox- short reflections on this important virtue from saints and fellow parishioners as well as practical steps for living in hope. Click here to sign up!

In this unprecedented time, please know that we are praying for you and your loved ones, and we are here to support you. While our regular youth ministry meetings are cancelled, our focus will be on providing students and families resources to have meaningful conversations and grow in your faith. Below you'll find some experiences for this weekend. Here's some ideas on how to use the resources we'll be sharing. 

Weekly Opportunities

Lifeteen: Tongues of Fire Challenge! (Sunday, May 24)

Lifeteen is hosting a Global Life Night each Sunday on their Youtube channel, featuring Catholic speakers, musicians, and more. This week will feature Joel Stepanek! The live broadcast will be at 5pm Eastern on Sunday, but the video will be accessible as a replay as well.

Here's what to do:
1. Beginning at 5pm on Sunday (5/17), head to LifeTeen's Youtube Page
2. Watch the video together (as a family, with friends, or with other families)
3. Talk and pray about the message! (Click here for discussion guide)

ProjectYM Live! New Season begins June 14

The first season of ProjectYM's LIVE weekly youth night is over, but they will start a new season on June 14! Until then, you can find a replay of Season 1 here 

All times are listed in local (Eastern) time

Daily/Weekly Events for Teens and Families

 

Personal Prayer and Reflection

 

Live-Streamed Mass

 

Resources for Virtual Mass

 

Sunday Readings/Bible Study

 

Faith Resources for Families

  • Family Resources – HUGE list of ideas and resources from The Leadership Institute, Diocese of Bridgeport
  • FORMED.org- aka Catholic Netflix. Videos, books, audio, movies and more. Free subscription from our parish 
  • Ascension Presents- Continuously updated library of videos, articles, and podcasts to help you grow in your faith
  • Family Prayer and Activities – Loyola Press
  • Video Catechism – Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston & ODB Films
 

Resources for Parents

 

Anxiety/Mental Health

 

Conferences (Live and Previously Recorded) 

Confirmation

The Confirmation program at St. Margaret Mary is a one-year program typically completed during the candidate’s 9th grade year. This year's Confirmation program is complete, but our team is busy preparing for next year!

Did your family complete our program this year? Make sure to fill out our survey! It's completely anonymous, and your feedback will be used to improve next year's Confirmation prep! 

Click here for the Parent Survey 

Click here for the Student Survey

Registration paperwork for our 2020-21 Confirmation program will mailed out this summer to all registered parishioners with an incoming 9th grade student. For more information, please contact Hunter Spyckaboer, Director of Youth Ministry at [email protected] or (407) 998-5677.

About the Amplify High School Youth Ministry

St. Margaret Mary's AMPLIFY High School Youth Ministry serves students in 9th Grade through 12th Grade. We offer weekly Youth Group meetings (Amplify nights) on Sunday nights for High School Students, along with service opportunities, retreats, and mission trips. All students are invited and welcome to join us as we grow in community and strive to Encounter the Heart of Christ.

About the Revive Middle School Youth Ministry

St. Margaret Mary's REVIVE Middle School Youth Ministry serves students in 6th Grade through 8th Grade. We offer weekly Youth Group meetings (Revive nights) on Wednesday nights for Middle School students as well as a weekly faith formation class (Journey Together) on Sunday mornings. All students are invited and welcome to join us as we grow in community and strive to Encounter the Heart of Christ.   

Google Virtual Tour of our Youth Room

 

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