Office of Youth Ministry
Catholic Youth, Evangelization
& Arise for Youth
Parish visits 2013
2
Study of Matthew Kelly:
1 million teens get confirmed each year.
15%
85%
Leave the Church
Before 30
3
National Study of Youth and
Religion:
Catholic Teenagers and Their Parents
By Robert McCarty
Conclusions and Recommendat...
4
2. Catholic Youth are severely incapable of
articulating their faith.
Recommendation: a practical blueprint for
developi...
5
Conclusions and Recommendations
3.Young people faithfully “mirror” the
religious life of their parents and serve as a
“b...
6
Conclusions and Recommendations
4. Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, a religious
“Whatever-ism” is present when
engagement a...
7
Conclusions and Recommendations
5.The Catholic Church lacks institutional
commitment to youth evangelization and
formati...
8
John Paul II: New
Evangelization
 I. Encounter with Christ
 2. Conversion to the
values of the Gospel
 3. Small Chris...
9
Goals of Youth Ministry;
Catholic Bishops
1. EMPOWERMENT
2. PARTICIPATION
3. Growth – Personal
and Spiritual
10
Diocesan Youth Office Proposal
CIA – “Confirmed in Action”
Leadership training program for youth
who are confirmed.
Cha...
11
A. STEP ONE: Strengthening the CIA as a
small Christian Community
B. STEP TWO: CIA touching members of
their families, ...
12
CIA Committees
Suggested committees:
Faith Study Committee, Social Committee, Service Committee
 WEEK 1: PLANNING for ...
13
Sample Calendar
when “Arise” is not being used
Social
Activity
Planning
Meeting
After Mass
Study
Session
Service
Project
14
“Arise together in Christ” for Youth
All five elements need to be
present for the group to fulfill
its purpose.
“Missio...
15
Schedule of Arise Sessions
Small communities meet weekly for six weeks
twice a year.
Communities throughout the parish ...
16
Structure and Purpose of a session
Step 1: Checking in (7-15 minutes)
 Introduction/ Check in (5 minutes)
 Opening of...
17
Step 2:Diving into Our story (27-30) Millie being left out
An open-ended story concerning a situation of a teen’s life
...
18
Step 3: Diving into God’s Story (27-30 Minutes)
Parable of the Sower
 The Word of God (5 minutes)
 Echoing God’s Word...
19
Step 4: Walk the Talk (15 minutes)
 Suggestions and commitment to action
(10 minutes)
 Walking On (5 minutes)
Purpose...
Challenge
 What will you do as an individual member of
your parish to keep the youth who have been
confirmed ( CIA) comin...
 Office of Youth Ministry
Sr. Jane Venhaus, OSF
Director
(806) 792-3943 x. 230
catholiclubbock.org/Youth-Ministry.html
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Office of Youth Ministry: Catholic Youth, Evangelization & 'Arise' for Youth

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A short overview of the Confirmed in Action and Arise for Youth programs offered by the Diocese of Lubbock Office of Youth Ministry.

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Office of Youth Ministry: Catholic Youth, Evangelization & 'Arise' for Youth

  1. 1. Office of Youth Ministry Catholic Youth, Evangelization & Arise for Youth Parish visits 2013
  2. 2. 2 Study of Matthew Kelly: 1 million teens get confirmed each year. 15% 85% Leave the Church Before 30
  3. 3. 3 National Study of Youth and Religion: Catholic Teenagers and Their Parents By Robert McCarty Conclusions and Recommendations: 1.Religion is important to Catholic Youth Recommendation: Faith communities must provide Comprehensive Youth Ministry drawing youth into the life, mission and work of the church.
  4. 4. 4 2. Catholic Youth are severely incapable of articulating their faith. Recommendation: a practical blueprint for developing effective catechetical programs with varied formats, settings, approaches, and opportunities for faith formation and spiritual practices Conclusions and Recommendations
  5. 5. 5 Conclusions and Recommendations 3.Young people faithfully “mirror” the religious life of their parents and serve as a “barometer” of the larger faith community. Recommendation: Intentional outreach to families, connecting families with the life of the faith community, and renew efforts in adult catechesis
  6. 6. 6 Conclusions and Recommendations 4. Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, a religious “Whatever-ism” is present when engagement and education are weak. Recommendation: Commit ourselves to “New Evangelization” that proclaims the challenging Good News and emphasizes worship, service, justice and participation in the faith community.
  7. 7. 7 Conclusions and Recommendations 5.The Catholic Church lacks institutional commitment to youth evangelization and formation at the parish and diocesan level. Recommendation: Parishes need to provide the resources, trained personnel and financial support to implement the Bishop’s vision of comprehensive youth ministry.
  8. 8. 8 John Paul II: New Evangelization  I. Encounter with Christ  2. Conversion to the values of the Gospel  3. Small Christian Community Support  4. Outreach to the needy as a community
  9. 9. 9 Goals of Youth Ministry; Catholic Bishops 1. EMPOWERMENT 2. PARTICIPATION 3. Growth – Personal and Spiritual
  10. 10. 10 Diocesan Youth Office Proposal CIA – “Confirmed in Action” Leadership training program for youth who are confirmed. Change the CCE format to get them more involved in being a disciple within parish life.
  11. 11. 11 A. STEP ONE: Strengthening the CIA as a small Christian Community B. STEP TWO: CIA touching members of their families, parish, and community with love Parish CIA Plan C. STEP THREE: CIA reaching out to their peers in their schools and community
  12. 12. 12 CIA Committees Suggested committees: Faith Study Committee, Social Committee, Service Committee  WEEK 1: PLANNING for the month; put on a calendar and make copies  WEEK 2: BIBLE STUDY: Suggested Studies: Arise, YOUCAT, Chiara Badano Program, saints, guest speaker  WEEK 3: SOCIAL: Game or movie Night, eating out, concerts, day road trip, sports events, snack or cooking night  WEEK 4: SERVICE: Lead Arise program for Jr. or Sr. High, McDonald House, helping a needy family, cleaning up the parish, helping with a diocesan or parish retreat, visiting the elderly, making cards for the sick, teaching CCD classes, planning a Jr. High lock-in, helping with the parish Jamaica
  13. 13. 13 Sample Calendar when “Arise” is not being used Social Activity Planning Meeting After Mass Study Session Service Project
  14. 14. 14 “Arise together in Christ” for Youth All five elements need to be present for the group to fulfill its purpose. “Mission” is moving outward because that is what we are called to do - to put our faith into action. Some elements may be more present or discernible at times or during a particular session. What is a small Christian Community? A group of six to 10 persons who come together to share faith: to reflect on ways God is at work in their lives.
  15. 15. 15 Schedule of Arise Sessions Small communities meet weekly for six weeks twice a year. Communities throughout the parish meet on the same weeks. October - Mid November, 2013 Lent – 2014 October – Mid November 2014 Lent – 2015 October – Mid November 2015
  16. 16. 16 Structure and Purpose of a session Step 1: Checking in (7-15 minutes)  Introduction/ Check in (5 minutes)  Opening of Hearts (2-5 minutes)  Suggested Song (3-5 minutes) Purpose: 1. To set aside this time to show how we lived out our faith since we last met. 2. To create a community “where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them”. (Matthew18:20)
  17. 17. 17 Step 2:Diving into Our story (27-30) Millie being left out An open-ended story concerning a situation of a teen’s life today is presented (9-13 minutes)  Reflection (2-3 minutes)  Sharing our Stories (7-8 minutes) Questions on the story meant to being about thought and sharing Purpose: 1. To introduce the main theme of the session and to allow each participant to place themselves in the story. 2. Everyone is invited to share briefly on the questions Structure and purpose of a Session
  18. 18. 18 Step 3: Diving into God’s Story (27-30 Minutes) Parable of the Sower  The Word of God (5 minutes)  Echoing God’s Word (2-3 minutes)  Reflection (5-7 minutes)  Sharing Our Stories (15 minutes) Purpose: 1. Explores a Scripture passage as a starting point for how God is speaking to us today. 2. Reflection invites us to a deeper understanding of the scripture. 3. Questions prompt sharing-helping scripture to come alive. Structure and purpose of a Session
  19. 19. 19 Step 4: Walk the Talk (15 minutes)  Suggestions and commitment to action (10 minutes)  Walking On (5 minutes) Purpose: 1. An invitation to act makes the final connection to the wider community 2. The session concludes in prayer; we are sent to live out our faith in our everyday lives. Structure and purpose of a Session
  20. 20. Challenge  What will you do as an individual member of your parish to keep the youth who have been confirmed ( CIA) coming to your parish?  How can you help them to be involved as leaders in your parish?
  21. 21.  Office of Youth Ministry Sr. Jane Venhaus, OSF Director (806) 792-3943 x. 230 catholiclubbock.org/Youth-Ministry.html

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