In just the past school year, the Youth Ministry Core Team has witnessed all kinds of interpersonal relationships being formed, relationships with God being the most profound. God often reveals himself through our relationships with our friends and mentors; and it is his presence in these relationships that makes them perfect. Whether it’s through building pillow forts and catapulting marshmallows at each other, singing songs of praise during After Hours, or worshipping together at Eucharistic Adoration, our teens at Ascension Chinese Mission are sharing in the joy of being part of a community that is centered around Christ. As we look at our year in review, we are beginning to see the fruits of Youth Ministry, and our teens are getting a head start in deepening their faith.
The Youth Ministry Team
We’ve had many exciting happenings in YM this season! We welcomed a few new teens to our program and grew closer to the friends we already know. We ate turkey, baked cookies, raised money selling our new t- shirts, balanced on ropes, encountered Christ on retreat, performed the 12 Days of Christmas, walked in a Chinese New Year fashion show, and the year isn’t even over yet!
Thank you for your continued support in our efforts to live out our mission of loving God, loving others, and making disciples. Please continue to keep the teens, Fr. Huber, our core team, and volunteers in your prayers. We look forward to completing our semester of catechesis, our first year of Confirmation formation, and preparing for our summer retreat at Steubenville South.
I pray that you and your family have a fruitful Lenten season.
Director of Youth Ministry
Thanks for your support of Ascension’s new comprehensive Youth Ministry Program. We have been blessed with the opportunity to journey with your teens for the past semester as they continue to grow in discipleship with Christ and His Church.
As we would like to get to know you and your teens better, the Youth Ministry Team will be conducting a series of home visits in the months of February and March 2016. We hope to chat about how we can better serve your teens and their families and listen to any feedback you have for us so far. Please let your teen’s youth minister know what dates and evenings work best for your family. We look forward to hearing from you and visiting your home as Jesus said, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them.” (Mt 18:20)
May the blessings of the newborn Christ continue to be with you and your family,
The Youth Ministry Team