Now, more than ever, these young people need to meet Christ intimately, to know His promises bring true freedom and are worth defending, no matter the cost.
The Vision — Sacred Heart Youth Ministry invites high schoolers who have received their sacraments of initiation to live life to the full and give all to Christ. It is my goal as the Director of Youth Ministry to work alongside the families of Sacred Heart to help our teenagers keep the Faith, learn how to live it more deeply, and grow into adult members of the Catholic Church. Now, more than ever, these young people need to meet Christ intimately, to know His promises bring true freedom and are worth defending, no matter the cost.
The Team — Following the model of St John Bosco, the youth ministry team aims to engage the youth with their own joy in Christ and sincere commitment to holiness. Dependent on prayer and eager to lead from the front, the young adults who have stepped up to serve on this team are truly an answer to my prayers. I am certain the Holy Spirit has many graces in store for us this year, and can’t wait to see them unfold. I hope you will all get to meet the team as our year gets rolling!
Due to Covid-19, Youth Ministry events are cancelled through April 30 as established by the guidelines set by the Diocese of Grand Rapids.
Check out the “What’s Up” monthly newsletter to find out what’s going on this month! Email Jenn Quiroz (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
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Held every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday from 7pm-9pm, these nights are a great opportunity for students to learn about their Faith outside of the classroom, build Christ-centered community with their peers, and reflect on how Christ is calling them to live in their daily life. Every 3rd Thursday will be focused nights for guys and girls, and every 4th Thursday will wrap up at 8:30pm after an hour of Eucharistic Adoration. See “What’s Up?” for specific dates and topics.
On Saturday, March 28, the high schoolers of Sacred Heart are invited to attend a performance of the Grand Rapids Symphony. We begin the night at 5:30pm at Z’s pizza (168 Louis Campau Promenade NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503), and then walk over to the DeVos Hall for the performance. Students are picked up at the conclusion of the evening at DeVos around 10pm.
Students should dress nicely, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring money to cover dinner and $5 for their symphony ticket. Students who drive themselves should also bring money for parking. Carpooling is often available!
*Starting Up Again on April 17th!* High schoolers are invited to play ultimate frisbee on the John Ball Green from 3:30 – 4:30pm. Students and staff alike are happy for this fun outlet at the end of the week. Competition is friendly and fierce, but no experience is necessary.