Youth Ministry 7-11

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What is YOUTH MINISTRY?     

Youth ministry may be defined as, " The response of the Christian Community to the needs of young people and the sharing of unique gifts of youth with the larger community."  (A Vision of Catholic Youth Ministry, USCCB: 1976).  Youth Ministry strives to:

  1. draw youth into responsible participation in the life mission and work of the Catholic faith community,
  2. foster the total spiritual and personal growth of each young person, and,
  3. empower youth to live as Jesus’ disciples in today’s world.

Youth participating in OLV-OLS youth ministry program are offered opportunities to participate in a variety of catechetical sessions, prayer and worship experiences, service and social events that together, form a ministry that is designed to be truly TO, FOR, WITH and BY the young people in our parish community.  Youth and families are invited to visit our Youth Ministry pages often for info on youth ministry events and happenings here at OLV-OLS and in the Albany Diocese.

Registration for the 2018-19 Catechetical Year:
To Register ON-LINE (Please be aware there is a $5 processing fee when registering on-line). OR Download Forms and Mail in
2018-19 Grade 7-10 Schedule
August Parent Letter
Please note: 2018 Mandatory Safe Environment Session  for Grades 7-10 will take place on Sunday, September 30 from 6:30 - 8 pm in the Parish Center. Parents /Guardians are welcome to attend!.  All Youth are required to attend this mandatory session. A make -up session will be offered on October 21 from 12-1 pm in the Parish Center. 
2018 Safe Environment Parent Letter and Session Outline for Grades 7-10
Grade 7/8 Schedule
All videos are available online:
Theology of the Body for Teens



Grade 9 Schedule
All videos are available online



 Grade 10 CONFIRMATION 2019: Complete schedule for 2018-19 

Schedule for 2019 January - April Grade 10 Immediate Confirmation Preparation
Required Paperwork due by March 1, 2018:
Sacrament Information Form & Retreat Permission Form
2019 Saints Project
All videos are available online



Grades 7-10 Youth Ministry Service Opportunities and Reflection Sheets




Grade 11 & Post Confirmation Gatherings & Opportunities