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 Gianna Beretta Molla
St. Gianna Beretta Molla was born in Magenta, Italy as the 10th of 13 children in 1922. She became involved with her faith through various groups at an early age, and enjoyed skiing and mountain climbing. She worked her way through school, earning degrees in medicine and surgery (eventually specializing in pediatrics) from the University of Pavia. In 1955, she married engineer Pietro Molla. They had 3 children together in the next four years, named Pierluigi, Mariolina, and Laura. During her fourth pregnancy, her doctors discovered a tumor in her uterus. While she consented to having the tumor removed, she declined the complete hysterectomy her doctors recommended, as it would have resulted in the death of her unborn child. Gianna Emanuela Molla was born 7 months later, but her mother sadly died due to complications during childbirth. This witness of respect for life and self-sacrifice serves as a tremendous example
for us all.
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla, pray for us!
Verse of the Week
"For many are called, but few are chosen."