Youth Ministry


 
Our Mission
 
Move this Generation of Youth to...
                   
                   -  Love God
                   -  Love Others
                   -  Make Disciples
 
We strive to fulfill our mission by...

1. Providing opportunities for our youth, together with their parents, to experience the love and hear the call of our Lord Jesus Christ;
2. Empowering the youth and adults we serve to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today; 
3. Inspiring the youth to keep Christ at the center of their lives, in the midst of His Church, beyond their school years.

Ministries for Youth

Youth Advisory Council - (Grades 9-12)

Being a youth leader an be a great experience! You build community with others and learn leadership skills. It also allows you to utilize and share your talents. A member of the youth advisory council requires a lot of time, patience and service, so please consider this when applying. You will be asked to lead prayer, prayer services, plan and attend retreats, attend monthly meetings, plus more. If interested e-mail Jo Anna Bannister at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth Ensemble - (Grades 6-12)

Open to all youth of the parish in grades 6-12. Singers and all instruments welcome! Youth Musicians sing and play at the annual St. John Nepomuk youth Mass, as well as a weekend Mass once per quarter.

Scouting - (Grades K-12)

In correlation with the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Campfire, the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, office of Catholic Youth Ministry has developed curriculum in which members can earn Faith-Based recognitions.  To learn more, click her to see the recognitions.   

Altar Serving - (Grades 3-12)

The various tasks of the altar server include assisting with the book of prayers when the presider needs to read from it, helping to set the altar with the bread and wine, and carrying the candles, incense and processional cross. In order to become a server, a person has to have received the sacraments of baptism, reconciliation, and Eucharist and be in at least the fourth grade.

Lector - (Grades 9-12)

The lector proclaims the Word of God at Mass. The special gifts and skills of the lector draw everyone into the scriptures. Youth must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Usher/Greeter - (Grades 9-12)

It is the ministry of the usher/greeter to greet people warmly, to help people find seats, to pass out bulletins and pledge cards when needed, to take up the collection and to help with good order at communion. Youth must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Service Impact - (Grades 9-12)

This ministry allows youth to service the church community and the local community with necessary needs. Service Impact allows growth in understanding how they can assist in solving the community issues while building their faith. Helping one another allows us to see the face of Jesus in everyone.

Contact

Jo Anna Bannister
Coordinator Youth Ministries / TYME 
(405) 354-2743
jbannister@sjnok.org