High School Ministry at St. Max is comprehensive youth ministry, following the Bishop's document Renewing the Vision
. We hope to empower teens to live as disciples of Christ, draw them into full participation with their Catholic community, and foster teens' personal and spiritual growth. As Archbishop Schnurr recently said, if what we do in ministry isn't drawing us closer to Christ, why do it?
Of course we're all here to follow the Good News of Great Joy
, so we do celebrate God's goodness and gifts, by having a lot of fun at our events! Rejoice in the Lord always. I say it again, REJOICE! (
In today's world, belonging leads to believing.
Check out the calendar for the 2012-2013 academic year here: 2012 Calendar
Several times a year we offer retreats, mission trips, and conferences
. These 'get-away' events turn down the volume on daily life and turn up the volume on our spiritual life. Through games, service, witness, prayer, and a whole lot of fun
, we build up the Kingdom and get closer to God.
We do social stuff too, like ski trips, canoeing, and laser tag
And, watch for both regular and spontaneous opportunities to do works of service and justice
, like serving meals to the homeless, working to end abortion, and collecting cans for the hungry.
In addition to all these special events, the bread and butter of High School Ministry are HomeLIFE communities
. These two alternate, one the first week, another the second week, and they work together. We need every teen at St. Max to be in a HomeLIFE community, building up his or her faith with their friends. In today's world, belonging leads to believing. See the sidebar to the right to sign up.