YOUTH MINISTRY MISSION STATEMENT
St. Luke youth
ministry Mission Statement is to foster, and develop parish life and involvement; to develop a deeper relationship with Christ.Providing sound teachings grounded
deeply in the teachings of Jesus Christ, providing a safe faith based environment for the youth of the parish with guidance,
practice and example from a committed Parish community, parish adult and youth leaders.
1. Empowering young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.2.
Drawing youth to responsible participation in this community’s life mission and work, fostering each young person’s personal and
3. To empower young people with knowledge and skills, to actively
participate in the parish ministries and nurture positive catholic values. To help youth apply faith to daily life experiences
as well as recognizing that their faith calls them to work for justice.
It’s about Discipleship…giving young people a compelling and challenging vision of life and a cause worth their commitment
It’s about Connection…feeding a young person’s hunger for connection,to
be in relationship, and to belong
It’s about Gifts and
total personal and spiritualgrowth of each young person
Youth Ministry…it takes
an entire Parish!
A Message From Ivonne Melendrez, Youth
As Youth Ministry begins to develop a calendar and core team for Jr. High and High School-aged ministry,
we are seeking youth, young and ‘seasoned’ adults who are willing to share their time and talent with Jr. High
and High School students. We are looking to empower and nourish our teens to stand “Firm in their faith.” During
World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain, this past summer, Pope Benedict called on young adults to be disciples of Christ. It is
with this challenge that I invite you as a community of firm believers in Christ to work hand-inhand with our parish to create
a strong faith community. We all have talents, and the most wonderful blessing is to share them with all whom we encounter.
Please contact the Youth Office for more information: (626) 291-5900, ext. 247, Ivonne Melendrez, or email Youth@stluketemplecity.org.
Attention: All high school teens - check us out and join us in the Youth Room for some
fellowship and fun after the 5:30 P.M. Mass on Sunday.