Sunday Nights 6:45pm – 8:45pm | September 2020 – May 2021
Youth Night is our Large Group night of Faith Formation for 6th -12th Grade. Throughout the year, the youth will have engaging opportunities to learn more about our great faith tradition, encounter Christ in prayer and through the Sacraments, and put their faith into practice in helping others around is through service opportunities. This all takes place while be surrounded by others on this journey together.
Early registration is June 1, 2020 to August 15, 2020. Early registration tuition is $80 per child with a $200 maximum. Early registration tuition will apply to forms that are fully completed and received in the office by the due date. Registration after August 15, 2020 tuition is $100 per child with a $250 maximum. Payment is not due before classes begin. Home study fees vary depending on option used. Catechist discount for Elementary Family Formation, Middle School catechists, and High School track leaders is $50 per child with a maximum of $150. Volunteer discounts, scholarships, payment plans, and full and partial financial aid are available. Please contact the office for more information.
Click here to pay online. No one is denied participation in Youth Ministry activities here at St. Catherine due to cost. If there is any need to spread out payments or even reduced payments, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Upcoming Events (Currently Cancelled)
Steubenville Lone Star
Open to Rising 9th Graders – Graduating Seniors. Join us for a faith filled weekend – an opportunity to encounter Christ with over 4000 Catholic youth from across the country. There will be many great speakers, lots of time for prayer, and great opportunities to grow together in faith. We have a limited number of spots available, so please don’t delay, sign up today!
Cost: $225 | Includes conference, meals and hotel.
Youth Summer Mission Trip
Open to Rising 9th Graders to Graduating Seniors. God created us all to be a gift to those around us. Part of being a gift to another is by sharing who we are and what we’ve been blessed with to others we encounter along life’s journey. In that, we often learn more from those we encounter on this mission. We have discovered by stepping out of our normal, everyday world, it helps to see things from a different perspective – it is also a way to build community in a powerful experience of work and prayer. Due to safety and ease of accessibility to various works sites, we take a caravan of mini-vans. We’ve had the honor to stay at Aquinas College the last two years, but will always be in a location that is safe, has access to showers, and allows us to have solid meals.
Cost: $350 | Includes transportation, lodging, and meals during the week. Spending money is needed for meals during the journey to and from, as well as for souveniers from the location.
Throughout the year, we have organized opportunities to help make the outside world accessible to folks who are homebound by helping the the Dallas Ramps Project. These occur on Saturdays from 7am until usually 2pm. Both youth and adults are needed, and space is very limited per Saturday. Registration opens usually about a month before the scheduled project.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
St. Vincent de Paul is an outreach ministry that focuses on helping one person at a time. There are many different ways in which youth can help out from helping to keep the food pantry organized in the midst of it’s constant in and out to learning how to go with adults and visit, talk, and pray with individuals. To learn more, be a guest at our meetings. We meet the second and third Thursday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Siena Hall at St. Catherine of Siena Parish.
We are truly blessed by many stepping up to help be present and help walk with and guide our youth in their faith. We also love hanging out with each other at various times throughout the year whether it be planning something youth oriented or even during the event, or just hanging out together at other times. In light of that, if you’re feeling a call to help out with young people, we’d love to help put you in position to serve. There are many different avenues in which you can help out. Please contact us, and we’ll take some time to discern which areas the Lord might be leading you into service to our young people.
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Faith Formation & Family Resources
FORMED® is from the Augustine Institute, and is a loaded with videos, talks, teachings, books and various other resources for people of all ages. Our parish subscribes to this service so that families will have access to an abundance of materials that they can utilize from wherever they might find themselves. If you have internet access, you’ll also have access to these great treasures. Simply email us for the access code, and continue to the links below. Email email@example.com to get an access code.
FORMED website link
LifeTeen is a Catholic Apostolate which also provides great resources that we utilize in varying degrees in our Youth Ministry here at St. Catherine of Siena. There are many blogs, testimonies and great information geared for young people on the Life Teen website.
Life Teen website link
The Parent Life Website is where you will find incredible content to help you through the very challenging and blessed years of raising teenagers. We hope to serve you by giving you access to ideas, tips, and information on a variety of topics that will bless you, your marriage, and your family. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an access code to get started!
LTParentLife website link
Ascension Presents is full of many great short video teachings and thought provoking topics to help nourish our faith. These videos are great for youth and adults. Check out the site, and even subscribe to get these great videos delivered directly to your inbox.
Ascension Presents website link
You’ve got questions, they’ve got answers! This site is for those who may have questions are want clearer explanations into why we do and believe the way we do as Catholics. Check out the forums for questions and answers and also the various books and talks available from world renown Catholic Apologists.
Catholic Answers website link
God has a special plan for each one of us. We need to to take the time to discern His voice in the midst of the loudness of our everyday lives. If you’re possibly feeling that deeper call, have courage to respond! As St. John Paul the Great would often say, “Young people, be not afraid to follow Christ!” This message is repeated often by Pope Francis even today. If you are feeling that call, or even the slightest nudge to look into a lifestyle that’s radically different, yet full of blessing, just say, “Yes” and dive into a life dedicated to Christ in a special way!
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