Sr. High Youth Group

Welcome to Senior High Youth Group, Ninth through Twelfth Grade! 

We have a Summer Session option: Emerging Disciples, July 10-14, 9am-3pm, at St. James School, for Senior High Youth entering GRADE 9 ONLY who would like to fulfill their diocesan requirement of 30 hours/year of catechesis.

1) Summer Session: Emerging Disciples, for youth in Ninth Grade: July 10th - July 14th, 9am-3pm at St. James School Youth Room. Registration information is available at this link.    

Additional Option for Senior High Youth beginning this fall:                                                                     

2) Senior High Youth Group: This youth program follows the school calendar. Youth in grades 9-12 are invited to attend youth group gatherings twice a month on Monday evenings, 6:15-7:45pm at St. James School Youth Room (2nd Flr). Registration information is available at this link. A schedule of meetings can be found at this link.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES THIS YEAR AT POC:

1) Assist at First Penance Workshop for Youth, November 11th, 9-10am at St. James Youth Room

2) Assist at First Holy Communion Workshop for Youth, March 10th, 9am-10am, at St. James Youth Room

3) Distribute Christmas Baskets to Poor:

4) Intervol Sorting Party/Operation Smile:

Contact Melissa Mang at mmang@dor.org or call (585) 288-5000, ext. 121 to volunteer this year! Many positions are available and hours are flexible. Come to our orientation-CASE Training meeting Monday, June 18th, 6pm at St. James Church Hall to find out how you can bring the Gospel to children, practice leadership skills in small groups or at our activity stations,and have fun making new friends in a safe environment this summer. Additionally, these experiences are great additions to college resumes or recommendation letters! We hope you can join us! 

Overview of Senior High Youth Group Program

Our Senior High Youth Group Program integrates the ideals of the U.S.C.C.B.'s framework for a comprehensive Youth Ministry: Renewing the Vision and is supported by two primary texts: The Catholic Faith Handbook for Teens and the Breakthrough Bible, both by St. Mary's Press.

Additionally, youth explore the YOUCAT to find answers to their questions about their lives and our faith. Initiated by St. Pope John Paul II, as he had such love and concern for our youth, the USCCB created this catechism specifically for adoelscents and young adults. YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was launched on World Youth Day, 2011. Developed with the help of young Catholics and written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. 

Contact Melissa Mang at mmang@dor.org or at (585) 288-5000, ext. 121, if you have any questions. Thank you for visiting!

Experiences Available for both Junior High and Senior High Youth:

-Diocesan Youth Convention
-CYO Athletics
-Diocesan Youth Committee
-Diocesan Youth Retreats
-Hands of Christ Award
-Junior High Adventure Day
-National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
-Run For The Young
-Youth Leadership Training: FOUNDATIONS
and so many more!

Resources used in Youth Ministry:

DOR Religion standards for adolescents

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Youth Catechism/Catechism of the Catholic Church

National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry

National Directory for Catechesis

Contact Melissa Mang, Catechetical Director/Youth Minister or email: mmang@dor.org for more information.