The Saint Matthias Teen Youth Ministry Mission & Goals
-Saint Matthias Youth Ministry is committed to fostering personal and spiritual growth, developing talents in service, encouraging safe and supportive space and reinforcing the love of Jesus Christ by the young people of the parish.
-For the coming liturgical year, our ministry joins Pope Francis in The Year of Mercy by showing mercy through our words and deeds. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” (Matthew 5:7)
About Teen Youth Ministry Group
-Meets the second Sunday of the month at the Hughes Center (October 2016 – June 2017)
-Performs service activities within the Lanham, MD community
-Open to Saint Matthias young people in grades 9 through 12
-Parental permission must be provided for youth to participate
All Saint Matthias teens’ in grades 9 through 12 are welcome to our monthly teen meetings. Teens will meet on the second Sunday of each month at Father Hughes Center, 9475 Annapolis Road, Lanham, Maryland, from 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm. Additional events and activities will be announced.
Teen Youth Meeting at a Glance:
12:00 pm Opening Prayer
12:10 pm Welcome
12:20 pm Lunch Refreshments
12:45 pm Fellowship
1:15 pm Presentation & Discussion
2:15 pm Teen Activity Survey
2:25 pm Announcements
2:30 pm Closing Prayer
2016-2017 Meeting Topics
2015-2016 Meeting Topics
October 11, 2015 Mercy
November 8, 2015 Discipleship
December 13, 2015 Justice & Service
January 10, 2016 Prayer & Worship
February 14, 2016 Relationship: We got to know each other with an energizer called, “Crossing Cupid’s Arrow.” Teens heard from a panel speakers on relationships and learned about true love that comes from our Lord Jesus Christ. Our speakers included father and son, Dr. Francisco King and Wesley King. Also, mother and daughter, Helen Scabis and Darla and Gepert. They shared with the teens experiences and lessons of love within their relationship.
March 13, 2016 Leadership
April 10, 2016 Vocations: We had the pleasure of having a stellar panel to discuss vocations. Teens learned that vocations is “a plan that God invites us to live that will lead to our happiness on Earth and eternal life and with Him in Heaven.” (Mundelein Seminary, 2005). The adults came to share the pan that God invited them to live. Our panel included Lucas Gepert, Deacon Alton Davis, Von Martin, Debbie Self, Seminarians Martin and from the Society of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart.
May 8, 2016 Advocacy & Evangelization
June 12, 2016 Community Life
For additional information about joining this ministry contact the Saint Matthias Teen Youth Minister, Le-Marie Thompson at 301-459-4814