Spiritual

 

CYO SPIRITUAL ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW

 
The center of the life of the CYO is its mission to bring young people into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.  All else that youth ministry does is towards this goal.  The St. Dominic CYO holds a monthly youth Mass at 5:30 PM on the second Sunday of each month where teenagers are the lectors, gift bearers, ushers, and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
 
Twice a year weekend retreats are held where 90-100 members gather to take a break from their daily routine and responsibilities and find time to be with each other and God.  The Peer Ministry Team plans the theme, talks, and activities for each of these great weekend experiences.
 
The CYO sponsors a "teen hour" from 7:00 - 8:00 PM each Wednesday in the St. Dominic Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.  Youth Board and Peer Ministry Team members are present each week to welcome other teens for an opportunity to pray before the Blessed Sacrament.  Whether you can stay for 15 or 30 or 60 minutes, Jesus calls us to spend some quiet time with Him in the Eucharist.  During the summer and holiday periods, certain Wednesdays are designated for special prayer services, recitation of the Rosary, and live praise and worship music.
 
Other opportunities for spiritual development arise throughout the year.  Check the calendar and newsletter for more information.