Youth Ministry at Saint John explained

ANTIOCH

(High School)

Youth Ministry at St. John

 Antioch is Christ-Centered and Sacrament Centered. Each night will begin with Mass, so the Eucharist is the center of this program.

Why Antioch?

The Acts of the Apostles report, “It was at Antioch that the believers were first called Christians” (Acts 11:26). During the early church times, the community at Antioch was recognized as a particularly faithful, vibrant, loving, prayerful people of God.

Are we known as a Christian people at school, at home or in our neighborhood? Do we allow our faith in God to affect the way we are and act? Are we more loving, faithful, caring, honest and joyful because of our faith?

We are challenged as young people of the Church to accept the Love of God. We are challenged to be like those in Antioch. This is why we chose the name Antioch

What is the format for weekly meetings?

Weekly meetings begin with the 6:00pm Mass and end at 9:00pm in the Portico. Antioch begins with the Mass because the Mass is the source and summit of Catholic life.

Meeting formats may have some variation but will include the key elements of a focused theme activity, time for social gathering, prayer and worship music, small group discussion regarding the theme and then closing prayer.

ANTIOCH MISSION STATEMENT

As a community that strives to deepen its Catholic faith, Antioch works to glorify God by bringing His Word to others through support, service, and example to fulfill our call to love.

As members of Antioch, we will accomplish our mission by:

1. Opening our hearts to the Holy Spirit.

2. Frequently (receiving) the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation.

3. Daily Prayer (Ex. Spiritual reading, contemplative prayer, rosary, meditation).

4. Serving others.

5. Being welcoming to everyone.

Email info@sjwest.org or call 410-848-4744 for more information.

SUMMIT

(Middle School)

Middle school (for 6th-8th grades) youth ministry at St. John is called SUMMIT! We meet on Wednesday nights from 6-7:30 in the Portico! Nights will focus on Catholic fellowship, friends and food! We might have a few messy nights—which you will have to dress accordingly for . . . and it will be great fun!

Email info@sjwest.org or call 410-848-4744 for more information.