NEXT GENERATION OF DISCIPLES YOUTH MINISTRY
Our Youth Ministry program, the Next Generation of Disciples (NGD), seeks to bring teens to closer relationship with Christ through fellowship, fun activities, and faith-building. Our program incorporates weekly meetings, service opportunities, and parish involvement. We welcome all high schoolers, regardless of their level of experience with Catholicism. Christ opened His arms for any who would come to Him, and so do we.
Saint of the Week
Saint Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene is second only to Mary, the Mother of Jesus on the list of “women honored in the Bible.” While she is often spoken of as the “sinful woman” who anointed Jesus’ feet in Luke 7:36-50, it is unlikely that this was her. Rather, Mary Magdalene (or Mary of Magdala) is the woman whom Christ casts out seven demons from in Luke 8:2. Quite the intro! She is mentioned several times in the Gospels as having a vital role among Jesus’ followers. She was one of very few (only John, Mother Mary, and Mary Magdalene are mentioned by name) who remained by Christ’s side as He hung on the cross. Perhaps more importantly, she was the first witness to the Resurrection, being given the honor of bringing the news to the Apostles. For a short while, Mary Magdalene was the only one who knew Jesus had risen. That means she was the entire Catholic Church for a moment there! Because of this, she is known as the “Apostle to the Apostles,” and is revered by Catholics to this day.
Saint Mary Magdalene, pray for us!
Verse of the Week
"And Jesus said to her, 'Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.'"
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