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"The world you are inheriting is a world which desperately needs a new sense of brotherhood and human solidarity. It is a world that needs to be touched and healed by the beauty and richness of God's love. It needs witnesses to that love! The world needs salt. It needs you to be the salt and the light of the world."

John Paul II, World Youth Day Concluding Mass, July 2002

St. Luke RC Church


We Need Your Help

To the youth of St. Luke's,

What would you like to see in the Youth pages of this web site?
In January 2003, this web site was started for the parish, and that includes you. As a young member of our parish community you can do things and you can make a difference. You are invited to contribute to the growth of our faith community.
Below is a list of suggested topics we can cover on this page. Remember, the list may not be complete. Look at them, give them some thought, then click on the email icon at the left of this page and tell me what you'd you like to see?

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Father Jerry

Youth Interest Topics
ALTAR SERVERS – The main role of the altar server is to assist the Priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass.   CATHOLIC CLICKS FOR YOUTH – We've listed a few important ones below.
SERVER AWARDS – Awarded annually by the bishop.   YOUTH MINISTRY – Understanding that prayer and liturgy are integral parts of our life.
YOUTH GROUP– Currently inactive.   SOCIAL JUSTICE – The call to justice and discipleship.
YOU CAN HELP – we have choirs and servers, but there are many other opportunities.   ENVELOPES – Through Tots to Teens, regular or special collection envelopes, where possible, you can contribute to the work of the church.
MEMBERSHIPS – Did you know that if you are old enough, there are several groups you can join?   CONFIRMATION – Important information for youth who want to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

Altar Servers

Altar Server is an important ministry in the church community. Their main role is to assist the Priest in the celebration of the Mass. Any young person, girl or boy, in Grade 4 or higher, who wishes to become an altar server should contact Father Jerry. You may also EMAIL HIM for more information.

Youth Group Activities

The Youth Group is currently inactive.

Youth Representative

You have an appointed representative on the Parish Council. She/He is there to bring the opinion and voice of youth into Parish Council meetings. She/He is there for a one (1) year term, with possible renewals.

Catholic Clicks for Youth
C.Y.O. Catholic Youth Organization – The C.Y.O. provides leadership training, development and opportunities; camping and athletics programs; youth ministry, and social justice influence. These are teen-directed and teen-centred programs and services.
Bishop Ryan High School Find out about BR and what's up.
McMaster Catholic Students Association For those who wish to continue their faith journey while at McMaster, we have plenty of events and resources to help you.
World Youth Day Check out the World Youth Day page for the location and dates of this years' (and next) event.
DEVELOPMENT and PEACE Help fight poverty in developing countries and to promote greater international justice. In addition to all kinds of resources, this youth site also lists all the Just Youth groups. These are youth groups in parishes and schools who participate in D and P campaigns.
Catholic Youth in the Diocese From Hamilton Diocese Youth Ministry. Opportunities for youth development in the Diocese, presented by the Patoral Offices.
Life Teen What started out as a youth group at St. Timothy's in Mesa, Arizona, has grown into the most prolific youth ministry in the Catholic Church. Every Sunday, 120,000 teenagers attend a LIFE TEEN Mass. Our 950 programs stretch around the globe into twenty countries.
Heralds of the Gospel The Heralds of the Gospel were approved by the Pope in 2001 as a private association comprised mainly of young people who practice celibacy and dedicate their entire lives to the apostolate. Their life of recollection, study and prayer alternates with activities of evangelization in dioceses and parishes, giving special emphasis to the formation of youth.
Vocations God calls all that are baptized to holiness and service. This call is lived as a single, married, ordained or consecrated person. Photos, profiles and more.

Spiritual Rights of the Child

CLICK HERE to read this document written for the International Year of the Child.

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