Youth Ministry News & Events

Newsletter link: Youth Ministry News 2/13/2020

 

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March 1, 2020

The Season of Lent 

Theology of the Body - Joey Martinek from Archdiocese of Atlanta 

March 8, 2020

Restoration - How Can a Good God Exist When There is Evil and Suffering?

Theology of the Body - Joey Martinek from Archdiocese of Atlanta 

March 15, 2020 Masterpiece - If God Exists, How Does That Change My Life? 

Theology of the Body - Joey Martinek from Archdiocese of Atlanta 

March 22, 2020

Parish Retreat - more info below!

Parish Retreat - more info below!

   

 

 


Works of Mercy:                           

March 18, 2020  from 5:45 - 8:00 pm               

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Lent 2020

 

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What is the purpose of Lent?

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “the real aim of Lent is, above all else, to prepare men for Easter, to relive the celebration of the death and Resurrection of Christ…; the better the preparation, the more effective the celebration will be. One can effectively relive the mystery of Easter only with purified mind and heart. The purpose of Lent is to provide that purification by weaning men from sin and selfishness through self-denial and prayer, by creating in them the desire to do God’s will and to make His kingdom come by making it come first of all in their hearts.”

It is also a preparation for each member of the Church to renew their baptismal promises thereby releasing or stirring up the gifts that were given to us by God when we received that sacrament

This renewal is so important that, every year, the Church offers this opportunity on the greatest day of the year, Easter Sunday, at every Mass in every Catholic church in the world. The forty-day preparation of Lent through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving enables us to open our hearts for a new effusion of the Holy Spirit in our lives. It is as if by practicing these three spiritual exercises (prayer, fasting & almsgiving), we are worshiping God with our body and soul and praying: Come, Holy Spirit, fill my heart and set it on fire with your love.

Lent is also the time that we walk with the catechumens as they prepare for the greatest event of their lives: receiving the sacrament of Baptism on Easter Vigil.

 

Additional Resources: 

Life Teen Blog: 40 Ways for 40 Days - Staying Rooted in Prayer this Lent 

Video: Father Mike Schmitz - 4 Reasons for Fasting

Video: The Biblical Roots of Ash Wednesday

 

A great way to prepare for Mass on Sunday is to look at the readings ahead of time.  Life Teen publishes a short reflection video every week and it is relevant to our teens.

Summit reflection video for the First Sunday in Lent with Joel Stepanek