The youth of the parish sometimes carry out all the ministries at the Saturday evening Mass. The ministries include, welcoming, reading the first and second reading and the Prayers of the Faithful, they play instruments and lead the singing and altar serve. The ‘Youth Mass’ is usually scheduled on the first Saturday evening in the month, but not duing school holidays. Please refer to the Calendar or the Alstonvoice (Parish Newsletter) to find out when the next Youth Group is scheduled. After the Mass the young people gather together in an organised social activity.
The Youth Ministry aims to provide activities that:-
- foster the personal and spiritual growth of each young person;
- draw young people into responsible participation in the life, mission and work of our Catholic faith community.
- Empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
These goals are further developed in six areas:
- Prayer and Worship
- Catechesis and Pastoral Care
- Community Life
- Justice and Service
- Leadership Development