Young people, do not be afraid to be holy!
- Pope Saint John Paul II -
At Saint John Bosco Parish, we are dedicated to supporting the involvement of children, teens, and families in the life and activity of our parish. We recognize the importance of everyone's gifts and to provide chances for all those gifts and blessings to shine through. Therefore, we excitedly promote a number of different opportunities for kids, teenagers, and young adults, doing our best to help them develop their relationship with God and live out their faith life in real and active ways. We’re happy to offer a variety of helpful resources and great activities in addition to providing opportunities in education and ministry to all those interested.
Start by looking at our Monthly Calendar with all of Upcoming Ministry Events! All of these events also count towards the Confirmation Program's Flex Ministry Hours.
Teens are invited to fun, monthly gatherings where they can hang out with other parish teens, explore their faith in relation to teen issues and themes, and build friendships. The nights are planned around age-appropriate topics for high school and for middle school.
A space to learn how to read and understand the bible while also relating the passages from Mass each week to our own lives.
Teens searching for support and a space to self reflect or share the ups and downs of life, relationships, and their faith are invited to join Stronger Together Small Groups.
The Youth Ministry Rosary Group is a great place to start if you've never played a rosary before, or a place to pray in comminuty with a group of other families and peers!
The SJB Peer Leadership Team is a group of confirmed teens who serve as positive role models and witnesses to the faith among their peers and to younger children in the parish. As a Peer Leader you're supported as you grow in your own faith and are coached to reach out and minister to others by helping to lead retreats, faith formation classes, and other parish events.
We are always looking for help with our Youth Ministry Events! If you have any interest in joining our YM Core Team, please see the “Catechist and Adult Volunteers” page for more inforamtion or reach out to Kim at [email protected]
Teens interested in hands-on community work and volunteer efforts are invited to participate in monthly meetings with Jenny Smith to plan and carry out service activities throughout the year. Several of these teens are trained global ambassadors who will be planning efforts to address needs around the world.
Teens invested in service and mission will participate with the parish Mission Team in a youth trip for 8 and 9th graders or week-long trip for 10 – 12th graders. Local day trips will also be planned for grades 7 – 12. Fundraising, planning meetings, and team-building activities are planned throughout the year.
Children Grades K–5 can participate in various fun activities that engage their interests and spark their faith. Pageants, Trunk-or-treat parties, holiday caroling, etc. will be announced throughout the year.
Events and activities are planned throughout the year to involve children in Grades 4-8 in simple, meaningful community service projects.
Other Youth-Related Parish Ministries
Children's Liturgy of the Word
- Mothers Group
Family Nights (Trivia, Karaoke, Game Night, Movie Night, etc.)
Parent Support Talks
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Sacred Life Ministry (suicide prevention, pro-life, euthanasia)