Our Lady Queen of Peace

SPOTLIGHT ON YOUTH
 

"Do not let your life be like a shooting star, which lights up the sky for only a brief moment. Let your life be like the sun that always burns brightly in the heavens, bringing light and warmth to all those on earth."

Matthew Kelly

 

WELCOME to the Our Lady Queen of Peace "Spotlight on Youth" page. As the youth minister, I always look forward to working with YOU THE TEENS to create and build a program that everyone will find worthwhile,exciting and fun.

This is an exciting time within our parish as we watched the new church being constructed and its parishioners come together as a faith community. As Our Lady Queen of Peace becomes a model for the Vibrant Parish Life program that is currently taking place, I would like to see a youth ministry program built with that same vision. I am encouraged and edified by what I have seen from the youth of this parish. There is an excitement and enthusiasm from everyone that leads me to believe we can and WE WILL be able to do something special with youth ministry.

I welcome any and all youth in the area to join me in creating a relaxed environment where teens have the opportunity to grow in their faith, while having fun with friends and other area youth. Please feel welcome to participate in as many of the planned events as you possibly can. Also remember that you are always encouraged to invite friends and family to attend with you. Many who have participated in the past have shared that the social interaction, fellowship shared, and bonding that happens with other teens is the most enjoyable aspect of the program. In order for that to continue and grow WE NEED YOU!

I look forward to seeing you,

Peace,

Jen

 
 
 
 

 
 
Never be afraid to try and fail
 

"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost more than 300 games and 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. Throughout my life and career, I've failed, and failed, and failed again. And that is why I succeed."

Michael Jordan

 
 
Do Not Fall Into These Traps!!
 
 

Youth Groups Are Boring - Not so! We always have some cool stuff planned like hay rides and tobogganing, plus a "Movie Night". We do some activities with other parishes so that you might meet other youth in the area. Plus, you are always welcome to bring your ideas for future events and be a part of the planning. This is YOUR youth group!

I Won't Know Anybody There - What better way to meet other teens, like yourself who have a strong faith, than in a relaxed environment. Plus, you are always welcome to invite a friend to come with you (they do not even have to be a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace).

 
 
Come and be a part of something special!
 
 
Contact the parish office for more info
 
 

"It really scares me how smart the devil is. He doesn't just jump in your face and say, "Here I am!" No, he disguises himself and becomes like a slow leak in a tire. One day the tire is fine; then one day it's flat, and you didn't even notice it happening."

Sean Forrest

 
 

Our Lady Queen of Peace's Vision Statement For Youth Ministry

 

The youth ministry at Our Lady Queen of Peace parish is for teens interested in developing a community that provides opportunities for social interaction and meaningful participation in the life of the Church and civic community. The program includes liturgies, social events, retreats, service projects and programs geared towards teens.

In developing a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith, the youth ministry is guided by three goals:

  1. To foster the total spiritual and personal growth of each young person
  2. To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the faith community
  3. To empower young people to become disciples of Jesus Christ, who witness to their faith by living and working for justice, peace and human dignity

We welcome all area teens and their families who wish to participate in any and all of the youth ministry events.

 
 
Grow in your faith
Make new friends
Have fun!!!!!!