The Ministry Of Catholic Educations

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The Ministry of Catholic Educations says that youth ministry is a “response to the mission entrusted by Christ.” God told his disciples in Matthew chapter twenty eight verse nineteen ‘Go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit.’ And youth ministry is one of the many ways the Catholic Church is doing this.
As stated in the Occupational Outlook Handbook, recreational workers create programs that can be altered to specific age groups. Being a youth minister you encounter many different things. Like recreational workers, youth minister put together programs for both middle school and high school. The Arch Dioceses send a lesson plan of what the students should know by the end of the year. The youth ministers will then branch together similar topics and make that the main focus for the night. The themes revolve around the four pillars of the Catholic Church. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church these four pillars are faith, liturgy and sacraments, morality of our life and prayer. This program is a fun an interesting way to bring these teenagers to Christ. A typical night starts with snacks and games to start building a community and then officially starts with a prayer. One of the reasons we pray is to calculate disengagement which is transitioning the students into a more prayerful mode for the rest of the night. After prayer we go into a talk prepared by the minister and sometimes having a
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