We offer a welcoming and accepting environment rooted in Catholic Truth. In youth ministry we try to model the example of Christ, meeting young people where they are and accepting them as they are; their expressions, appearance, questions, feelings, and insights are welcome and encouraged.
At Ascension regular Youth Ministry meetings take place every Sunday during the school year. Teens are invited to join one of the HSYM small Christian communities, “HomeLIFE Groups.” that meet twice a month (1st/3rd Sundays) September thru May (11:45-1:00pm, 6:30-8:30pm, 7:00-9:00pm). Groups are set by age/grade level, meeting in homes and parish facilities. Topics cover issues important to the life-faith experiences of teens. Christian community is formed through faith sharing, creative prayer, active learning experiences, and peer ministry.
On the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of each month, we offer “The Alternate.” Designed to complement and supplement our HomeLIFE groups, Alternate meetings take place in the Youth Room from 7:00 to 9:00. Open to all 9th-12th graders, whether you’re in a HomeLIFE group or not, “The Alternate” offers you another chance to come as you are, and be welcomed for who you are. See the YM Events page to view the online YouthNews for more details
A variety of other HSYM events are held during the year as well. These include guest speakers, games, outings such as ski trip, scavenger hunts, retreats, service projects, interparish activities, regional rallies, national conferences and more. A booklet on service projects for the year is available from the RE, School, or Youth Offices. Check E-newsletter, “Ascension YM Updates” or web site for event dates. To receive the monthly newsletter via email, contact Joe Ollier at email@example.com
To Register for a HomeLIFE Group and to get info about Ascension Youth Ministry, download our 2012-13 registration brochure , or pick one up at the church doors.
See all the Ascension Youth videos on our YouTube Channel.
YouthWorks 2013 Promo video
Youthworks Promo 2
NCYC 2013 Promo Video
NCYC 2013 Promo Video 2
Pastor-napping Part 3