Overview

IMPACT Youth Ministries

IMPACT Youth Ministry

IMPACT Youth Ministry is focused on bringing youth closer to Christ. From 7th graders to College- aged young adults, IMPACT shows the love, mercy, grace, and redemption of Christ to all and brings the truth of the Catholic Church to them, as well as bringing them to the Church! We live by the motto that God impacts you, [and in turn] you impact the world!  All glory to Him who gives us strength!

Regional Youth Ministry Mass – Sundays, 6:30pm. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

IMPACT Youth Ministry is hosting a Mass, where the Mass and music is geared towards the youth in order to better connect the youth to the Eucharist and their faith life as a whole. The pastors of the parishes [we serve] preside over the Mass, and the Liturgy is run by teens. This is open to ALL people!

PROGRAMS

Life Nights – Sundays, 7:30pm-9pm, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Life Nights focus on topics that are relevant in the lives of high school teens. We spend a lot of time talking about teen issues, faith, and religion, and we have a lot of fun while doing it. We usually reserve one night a month for things like bowling, laser tag, dodgeball, and other activities. We welcome teens 8th Grade through their Graduation year.

Disciples – Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm, Sts Joachim & Ann

Disciples is designed to help teens deepen their faith. We spend time reading and discussing the upcoming Sunday Readings, as well as spending time praying in the Chapel. We meet on Wednesday nights at 7pm. This is open to 8th graders and High Schoolers starting on Wednesday, October 23.

8th Grade ROCK – Monthly Sundays, 7:30pm-9pm St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The 8th grade ROCK is a program for the preparation of Confirmation, which uses the aide of High School students who help to set-up the environment, run small groups, and give topical witnesses. We meet once a month on Sunday after the 6:30pm Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

7th  Grade ROCK – Monthly during PSR and school times [2nd Semester], St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Sts. Joachim and Ann

The 7th grade ROCK is a program for the preparation of Confirmation, which uses the aide of High School students who help to set-up the environment, run small groups, and give topical witnesses. We typically meet the 2nd or 3rd Monday for Sts. J&A and 3rd or 4th Wednesday for SEAS, St. Robert Bellarmine, and St. Peters.

RETREATS

Luke 18 – Typically October, Friday-Sunday, location TBD

Luke 18 is a retreat put on by High Schoolers for 8th Graders. The retreat helps bring 8th graders to a better understanding of who they are and how they fit in to the Catholic Church. It also helps to develop and maintain their relationships to God. 8th Graders who have gone through this retreat have stated that, ‘it is truly life-changing’.

Spring Retreat – Around Easter, Friday-Sunday, Retreat Center TBD

The Spring Retreat is a retreat for High Schoolers. The retreat helps bring them to a better understanding of who they are and how they fit in to the Catholic Church. It also helps to develop and maintain their relationships to God.

Seedbearers – Last full week in July, Sunday-Saturday; location TBD

Seedbearers is a week-long spiritual/work retreat, where we work on homes of people that cannot afford the repairs. Seedbearers is made up of teens and adults who volunteer their time.