If we let Christ enter fully into our lives, if we open ourselves totally to him, are we not afraid that He might take something away from us? . . . No! If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great. No! Only in this friendship are the doors of life opened wide. Only in this friendship is the great potential of human existence truly revealed. Only in this friendship do we experience beauty and liberation.
Pope Benedict XVI - World Youth Day 2005
2018/19 Youth Group
YOUTH MINISTRY will start up Wednesday, September 26th at 7PM.
All 7th-12th graders are welcome! Register at the door or after Mass on the upcoming weekends!
2019 CYC Convention
It’s time to register for CYC Convention!! This is THE premiere youth ministry event in the Diocese of Helena. It will be Friday, March 22 - Sunday, March 24 and is held in the Carroll College Campus Canter. The event begins Friday at 6:00 p.m. and ends Sunday at noon. Youth will spend the nights at SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish along with kids from 4 or 5 other parishes. Cost is $95 (Limited scholarships are available. Money should not be an obstacle for anyone! If you are interested in this assistance, please talk to me ASAP).
And we need registrations by Wednesday, February 27 or there will be a late charge ($125)!!! A pdf of the registration form is linked on the left and I will have printed copies at Youth Group — please complete and return with a check to the parish (please make checks out to SS. Cyril and Methodius).
For any questions, please call Chris, 274-5368, email@example.com.
P.S. If you’d like to help chauffeur kidsback and forth from the church to Carroll College and/or help with the feeding of the crew(snacks Friday and Saturday evening and Saturday before Mass, and Sunday continental breakfast), please let me know!
P.S.S. We will also need your help providing snacksto the hungry horde—hosting other youth groups is our primary fundraiser; we don’t charge our kids extra to stay here, but we do the others!!! So we need our kids to provide a snack—I’ll let you know as we get closer to the date.
Thanks so much!
Dear Parent of Middle School Youth,
Saturday, March 9, 2019 is our Helena Deanery Middle School Quest Retreat. This is one-day retreat held at St. Mary Catholic Community, and is a wonderful experience for youth who are interested in growing in relationship with Christ. Here is some information regarding this retreat:
What is a QUEST Retreat?
Quest serves, equips and engages middle school youth in discipleship formation. Christian discipleship is more than being a believer – it’s about being a follower! Quest is a formative experience in faith. It promotes the continual spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and aesthetic growth of middle school youth throughout the Diocese of Helena.
What happens at a QUEST Retreat?
Youth are surrounded by trained and experienced leadership and young adults to facilitate the weekend. Fellowship is encouraged through games, team building exercises and small groups. QUEST retreat leaders will lead sessions and promote spiritual growth through conversation, activities and journaling. Mass will be celebrated Saturday night. By the end of the retreat, the youth are expected to not only grow as a community and as friends, but to grow in a relationship with the Lord.
What does the schedule look like?
9:30am– 5:30pm. (4:30 pm mass) We will meet at St. Mary Catholic Community in the Social Center at 9:30 am Saturday. This year Quest is a one-day retreat, with speakers and activities throughout the day.
The activities will include a service experience in the afternoon. Please consider joining us the end of the retreat by attending mass. Mass will begin at 4:30pm.
If you have questions or comments regarding this event, please contact me! I’m looking forward to this event, as it has been so fruitful for many of our youth in the past.
To register for this event, fill out registration form (linked to on the right) and return with $15 to St. Mary or Chris by March 6th. Registration fee is $15, and includes snacks, lunch, and a journal.
(Checks are to be made out to St Mary) Financial Assistance is available! Talk with your youth minister!
Our first meeting is October 14, 9AM in the Mavsar Center.
Youth, Parents, and Sponsors are expected to be at every meeting.
For more information about how the Sacrament is celebrated in the Diocese of Helena and for our meeting schedule, check out the Confirmation Handbook.