ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 18 IS PROHIBITED FROM THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENTS. IF YOU ARE OVER THE AGE OF 18 AND LOOKING AT THIS PAGE, LEAVE NOW, OR MAY GOD LOVE YOU AND BLESS YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OUR YOUTH PROGRAMS AND THE WELL-BEING OF OUR YOUTH. IF YOU ARE 18 & UNDER. . .
The pages here in Youth Ministry are just for you!! If you're in Junior High School (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) check out the Edge link on the left. If you're in High School (9-12) check out the Life Teen (English) or the Grupo Amigos (Bilingual) link!
I think it's good to know where what you're reading is coming from. My name is Deepu Kochuparambil (don't worry, when you see me around, just call me Deepu). I am the Ministry Coordinator of Youth And Young Adults (MC-YAYA for short). Fr. Mark (our pastor) might say that I'm the Youth Ministry Coordinator, but I don't think YMC flows very well - unless there's an A at the end of it. Yes I know, the YMCA is an old corny song, but I know if it comes on at a dance you are all doing it.
Anyways, I have been working with youth for the past 8 years through Life Teen and other high school related events. I never went to a youth group growing up, and in all honesty, if I knew it was anything like it is, I would've gone in a heartbeat. Where else are people your age able to go and completely be themselves. Even when I hung out with my closest friends, there were just some things I would be afraid to say. But in the youth groups here, it is a totally positive environment where we encourage everyone to not judge and treat everyone equally.
Our purpose here is solely to help you teens find your faith, build on your faith, strengthen your faith. We want to help you understand it, know it, love it and live it. So browse the links depending on your age and please feel free to email any questions or come to a gathering! You can contact me at email@example.com.