Youth Faith Formation
As adult members of our faith community, we know that we never stop learning about God and that we continue our entire life to try to know Him better through prayer, study and service. We have learned through experience that if faith is a relationship, it needs to be nourished like any other relationship. It would seem then, that our main goal in providing programs for our young people in Religious Education is to help them realize that FAITH COMES FIRST in their lives and that Jesus is the center of that faith experience for Catholic Christians. It is not to provide all the answers, but it is meant to be a good continuation of the faith growth that has already begun in them through the family and the parish community.
From the time a child is held lovingly in the arms of their parent, they begin to know the love of God. As they have watched their families make choices, they have learned about right and wrong. As they have watched us (the Parish community) worship together, they have learned how to pray with others, to praise God, and bring justice to the world. Our goal in Religious Education then is to help them put those experiences in perspective, to better understand God and His People, the Church. It is to provide them with the opportunity to talk about what they have "watched" all these years, and to see how the traditions and teachings of the Church reinforce their own faith. If you need more information about any of these Religious Education services, please call the parish office.
Religious Education Classes are held on Wednesday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Student Registration packages are available in the Parish Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Completed registration forms may be mailed to or dropped off at the Parish Office. This ministry is led by Mary Frances Coburn.
Divine Mercy Youth Ministry strives to: Connect with our youth in a way that fuels their passion for God; empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today; draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community; and foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person. Youth Ministry is open to all teens from grade 9 through 12.
Those wishing to volunteer their time and talent by serving as chaperones or drivers, and helping with fund-raising events, are most welcome to join this ministry. This ministry is led by Gayle Little.
Vacation Bible School
We invite children from 4 years of age through 4th grade to attend this one week program held each year in June from 8:30 AM – 12:00 noon. Each day the children take part in fun, scripture-themed activities that help them connect their faith to their life. The décor, songs and activities revolve around a different theme each year. High school students and adults are needed as volunteers and must be fingerprinted through the Diocese of Orlando. This ministry is led by Mary Frances Coburn.