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 ST NICHOLAS YOUTH MINISTRY

 Welcome to St. Nicholas Church's Youth Page!

Our Mission: To journey with young people and help them discover the truth about Jesus and their own unique dignity. We desire for them to find fulfillment in living out Christ's plan for their lives!

Our Passion: At such an influential time for pre-teens and adolescents, we are committed to satisfying their thirst for the truth by exposing them to Christ and the fullness of the Church's teachings.

Our Challenge: To help them overcome the lies of our culture and embrace the truth, which will give them true and lasting freedom.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY

Sundays 10:30-11:45am in St Nicholas Youth Room

 Developed for early adolescents in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade THE EDGE is an offshoot of the popular LIFETEEN program. THE EDGE is designed to meet the emerging needs of middle school youth. Through THE EDGE program, teens are educated in the faith, spiritually nourished, and are given the opportunity to connect and share socially with other youth. 

 

This fall, as we close this Jubilee Year of Mercy, teens will be encouraged to live and learn about the spiritual and corporeal works of mercy which are included in the Church's teachings on social justice.

THE EDGE meetings follow the Religious Education class schedule.

Register your middle schooler for EDGE.  

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY

Sundays 4-6pm in St Nicholas Youth Room

The goal of the high school youth ministry program is to enliven and strengthen our teenagers' faith through service and through encounter with Christ and one another. Weekly meetings are focused on growing in our knowledge of our faith and in relationship with Christ and one another.

Our educational resources are taken from the Formed.org website and from the YOUCat as we strive to form teens in the Catholic faith and meet their questions with answers through discussion and critical thinking. Our time together typically involves a video presentation, small group discussion time, a period of study with the YOUCat, service projects---and of course lots of good social time!

Encounter Evenings happen monthly with the focus on meeting Jesus in Eucharistic adoration. Teens need to have regular time in front of the Eucharist to discover who they are and what the purpose of their life is. Each Encounter Evening is followed by birthday celebrations for that month! Register your high schooler. 

 

 

 SACRAMENTAL PREP FOR CONFIRMATION

classes begin the first week of November

High school age students are invited to receive the sacrament of Confirmation! In the diocese of Fairbanks, the preparation for the sacrament is a two year process in which the first year is spent enrolled in the parish religious education classes. For teens this is EDGE or the high school youth group.

In order to receive the Sacrament youth must attend high school youth group/EDGE and Confirmation classes the second year as well. Teens are expected to attend one of two retreats offered throughout the school year and must complete 25 hours of service to the church or local community. 

The specific requirements for receiving the Sacrament can be found in detail in the Youth Ministry's Confirmation brochure. Visit the Confirmation webpage for more about sacramental prep! You can register a teen for sacramental prep classes when you register for religious education at St Nicholas. 

 

 

 RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR TEENS/ADULTS 

Thursday evenings 7:00-9:00 pm

This is for teens interested in entering into full communion with the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. It is also for those who have been baptized in another Christian faith and would like to become members of the Catholic Church or for those who have not yet received First Eucharist. Individuals who participate in this process will be able to receive the Sacraments at the Easter Vigil.

Teens involved in the RCIT/A process are expected to attend the weekly youth meetings or the EDGE on Sunday mornings, depending on their grade level. Call Kayla to register: 907-488-2595 or send an email inquiry stnicksym@acsalaska.net. 


 

YOUTH RETREATS!

Retreats are a great way to make lasting friendships in the youth group. In addition they are a lot of fun, and an excellent way to kick-start or renew your relationship with God. Many teens are very happy they went on retreat, though they were reluctant to go initially. They declare "this is exactly what I needed!" before the retreat is over.

High school youth retreats typically last from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. While we do take time to pray (it's a retreat after all), it's not all prayer. We are created to love God and one another in all that we do. Sometimes we love God and our neighbor while sled riding, playing card games, or taking part in some friendly competition! Check out the photo albums from past retreats to get an idea.

There are two High School/Confirmation Retreats scheduled for this year: 

           November 11-13th, 2016 and March 24-26th, 2017

Please note: Confirmation students are required to attend one of the two retreats prior to receiving their sacrament. HOWEVER, all teens of high school age are encouraged to attend!