ST. PIUS X YOUTH MINISTRY
In Youth Ministry we promote the responsible participation of youth in the life, mission, and work of our parish community as well as the church in the modern world. This ministry includes preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation and High School and Jr. High School programming for social, service, and outreach initiatives.
Here is a list of several upcoming events:
October 29, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Trunk or Treat in the back (north) parking lot
October 29, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 7th & 8th Grade Costume Party in the School
November 12, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Young Adult Panel - "10 things I wish I knew about college/life in high school". All high school students are invited. We will meet in Shalom Youth Space.
St. Pius X Youth Ministry would like our college students to know we are praying and thinking about them throughout the year. Please help us keep connected with them by filling out a form and placing it in the mailbox at the Information Center in the Narthex.
Time and Talent Opportunities
Our Youth Ministry develops and coordinates age appropriate experiences to reinforce the Catholic values being fostered in the youth of St. Pius X Parish. In order to succeed, the Youth Ministry needs the active participation of adult parishioners to assist in the various youth ministry programs.
Please review our calendar for opportunities. If you have a gift of time, talent, or treasure that could enhance the SPX Youth Ministry please contact Craig Gehlhausen. All adult parishioners are invited and encouraged to take part in these programs.
Our Mission is to help our youth encounter Christ wherever they are and to be Christ to those they encounter.
Youth Commission Chairperson
Staff Associate/Youth Minister
Craig Gehlhausen 317-466-3370
Youth Commission Members
YOUTH COMMISSION PROGRAMS
This third Sacrament of Initiation celebrates a person’s commitment to the Catholic faith. Preparation for confirmation will begin in the spring of 9th grade year and students will confirm in the spring of their 10th grade year. St. Pius X follows One-Eight Confirmation program, published by Life Teen. Contact Craig Gehlhausen 317-466-3370.
EDGE/Jr. High Group
This group meets on Sunday mornings in the Shalom Youth Space from 9:30 am - 10:45 am. EDGE is a ministry centered on the Eucharist as the source and summit of our Catholic faith. The mission of EDGE is to lead our young church closer to Christ. Online registration is now available.
Life Teen/High School Youth Ministry
Life Teen is a Eucharistic-based ministry for our young people that helps them become more engaged in the Catholic faith. It is a fun and exciting way to share their faith experiences. Anyone preparing for Confirmation should also attend Life Teen.
High School Summer Trips
Youth Ministry participates in many summer trips. Nazareth Farm in West Virginia is a week-long mission trip for 16-18 year old teens. Catholic Heart Workcamp is a week-long mission trip for 13-20 year old teens. One Bread One Cup is a 5 day liturgical youth conference for 15-18 year old teens. Adult chaperones are needed to help with all these trips.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is coordinated through the Parish Youth Ministry Offices. Volunteers are needed to assist with service projects performed by SPX youth as well as leading small groups during confirmation classes.
Craig Gehlhausen/Coordinator of Youth Ministry