SIJ High School ministry seeks to model these Core Values:
Because we are Catholics, SIJ High School Ministry seeks to foster a spirituality that is:
Goals for Youth Ministry
Three interdependent and equally important goals guide the Church’s ministry with adolescents. These goals state what it means for the Catholic community to respond to the needs of young people and to involve young people in sharing their unique gifts with the larger community. They express the Church’s focus for ministry with adolescents, while encouraging local creativity in developing the programs, activities, and strategies to reach these goals.
Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
Goal 2: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
Goal 3: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
It is the mission of the SIJ Cornerstone High School Youth Ministry “to lead teens closer to Jesus Christ and the Church”
Foundation for Youth Ministry
As we seek to fulfill our mission and build comprehensive Youth Ministry at St. Isaac Jogues Parish, we will endeavor to integrate the 8 essential components of Youth Ministry as described in the National Conference of Catholic Bishops document Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry (1997):