For Youth

Welcome everyone!  The St. Brigid Youth Ministry invites you to join this exciting ministry.  Anyone Junior High – 12th grade is able to join.  You don’t have to be a Catholic so bring your friends and join us for faith-filled fun.  Below is a description of the kinds of activities you can enjoy with us.  Junior High students have different activities than High School students so be sure to look in the right place. And if you have any questions please contact the Parish Office.


Meetings for High School students are generally held the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 5:00pm – 7:00 pm.

Meetings for the 7th and 8th Graders are generally held the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month 3:45pm – 5:00 pm.

All meetings are in the Parish Office at 258 Purcell Dr.


Retreats
St. Brigid Youth Ministry offers several annual retreats for parish youth.  Day-long and overnight events offer an opportunity to get away, relax, and come to know the Lord and one another better.  Parents are encouraged to support the participation of their children in these retreat experiences.  The purpose of these retreats is to:

  • Build and deepen community
  • Deepen a sense of identity and involvement of young people with the Catholic Church
  • Teach about integration of faith and morals in everyday living
  • Foster a personal relationship with Jesus and an ownership of one’s faith

 


Conferences
Youth have an opportunity to deepen their faith and meet other young Catholics from different parishes at the various conferences we attend.

 


Social Activities
These activities for youth and friends provide fun, fellowship, and a chance to deepen old friendships and make new ones.  They are sometimes at St. Brigid but most often are elsewhere around town.  We also periodically pair up with other Catholic parish youth ministries in the Dayton area and with other Christian churches’ youth ministries in Xenia.

 


Service
The life and teachings of Jesus call us to reach out and serve those in need.  Our Catholic Social Teachings help us to understand our responsibility of Christian witness, justice, and service.  St. Brigid youth ministry is active in educating and challenging our young people to live out this call within the parish and broader community.  Various opportunities are offered throughout the year for becoming involved in service both within and outside the parish.

 


Worship
Youth are encouraged to take an active role in witnessing their faith and serving their parish community.

Junior High – Serve the St. Brigid parish family at the liturgies of the Eucharist as Servers, Greetesr and in the Choir.  Training sessions will be arranged several times through the year.

High School – Youth are welcome to serve the St. Brigid parish family at the liturgies of the Eucharist in the liturgical ministries of Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Greeter and in the Choir. Training sessions will be arranged several times through the year.

Youth Greeters – Greet people, especially young people as they enter the church for Mass.
Choir – Young people are encouraged to participate in the choir.
Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers – Proclaim the Word of God by becoming lectors or help distribute communion by becoming Eucharistic Ministers.


Fundraising
In order for our youth to attend some of these events and conferences, we must raise funds.  Some of these fundraisers are car washes, Fair Trade Chocolate sale, and a parish pancake breakfast.  Both youth and adults play a role in carrying out these fundraising events.

St. Brigid Parish

Church

312 Fairground Road Xenia, OH 45385
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School

312 Fairground Road
Xenia, OH 45385
937-372-3222 phone
937-374-3622 fax
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Parish Office

258 Purcell Drive
Xenia, OH 45385
937-372-3193 phone