YOUTH - Summer Activities

Even though Youth Ministry has ended its sessions for the year……...watch the bulletin, website and your emails for fun Summer activities that may arise!!

Manus Dei (Hand of God) Middle School Service Retreat Aug. 19-21, 2019 @ St Brigid, by July 17

  • Location: Saint Brigid Catholic Church
  • Cost: $30 per ABVM attendee
  • For more information contact Kathy Russell at kathyr@assumptionmidland.org
  • Registration Deadline: July 17th
  • Flyers & Registration forms are in the gathering space and the parish office.

John Paul II Summer HS Youth Ministry Gathering July 24th, 2019, by July 17

Cost: $20 Canoe, Kayak or Tube the Cedar River, Gladwin. Includes: Lunch, River Trip, Mass and BBQ Dinner!! Registration forms are in the gathering space and in the parish office. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Kathy Russell at: Kathyr@assumptionmidland.org

Registration deadline: Wednesday, July 17th!

Hey 6th, 7th and 8th Graders! Wanna go to KOKOMO’S?, Thur, Aug 29, 1-4 pm, Cost: $17. Register by Aug 22

  1. Includes: Unlimited FUN!
  2. Laser Tag! Miniature Golf!
  3. Bumper Boats! Go-Carts!
  4. Plus 1 slice of pizza & 1 small pop!

Contact Kathy Russell or see the registration form in the gathering space for more information. Registration deadline: Thursday, August 22nd.

Trust and Safety

To foster and maintain an atmosphere of trust and safety in its ministry to minors, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish follows the Standards of Ministerial Behavior for Those Working with Children and Young People, established by the Diocese of Saginaw. We will set appropriate boundaries to assure a safe place for our children and young people in all church ministries and programs. For further information and full documentations of these Standards of Behavior, please visit the Diocese of Saginaw website.

Middle School youth ministry

  • We will be “following Jesus” in our Sunday evening Middle School Youth Ministry small groups by fostering the personal and spiritual growth of each young person. 6th, 7th & 8th grade meet on Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm at Blessed Sacrament Parish.
  • We provide opportunities to build community, to enjoy fellowship with peers, to pray, sing, worship and celebrate together, to come to know the Word of God, and to explore the Catholic faith.
  • This year 6th-8th grades will be experiencing the bible in an imaginative way by using Echo the Story, a Bible Study for Catholic Teens. Story based learning by bringing teens into the story. Scriptures made personal by connecting the Bible in a deeper way allowing teens to see who they are and how God is always present.
  • Students and leaders will explore, discover and learn how Jesus came to point us toward the Kingdom of God and to show us how to help bring it to life, right here, right now. We are going to come to understand what it means to follow Jesus.
  • Contact If you have any questions or concerns with MSYM please contact Director of Youth Ministry Kathy Russell or call 989-631-4447.

Middle School Youth Ministry 2018-2019 Calendar

High School youth ministry

  • High School Youth Ministry builds on the personal and spiritual growth of each young person leading them into a deeper knowledge of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We will explore what it means to be afollower”. The expectation and responsibilities to live as one who follows Jesus.
  • 9th-12th grade meet on Sunday evenings from 6:15-8:15 pm at Assumption Parish in the Holy Grounds area.
  • We will provide opportunities to build community through fellowship, service, prayer, music and study of our Catholic faith.
  • Students will have the opportunity to participate in parish eventsMardi Gras, Shadow Stations, catechist aides and liturgy ministries.
  • In local MACCYM eventsOutreach, Youth2Youth, Adoration and socials.
  • Diocesan eventsY.E.S. (Youth Encounter Service), MYE Faith, Feed the Fire.
  • National eventsND Vision, March for Life, and NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference).
  • Contact If you have any questions or concerns with MSYM please contact Director of Youth Ministry Kathy Russell or call 989-631-4447.

High School Youth Ministry 2018-2019 Calendar

Forms and PDF calendar for Youth Ministry

Parental role

226. The witness of Christian life given by parents in the family comes to children with tenderness and parental respect. Children thus perceive and joyously live the closeness of God and of Jesus made manifest by their parents in such a way that this first Christian experience frequently leaves decisive traces which last throughout life. This childhood religious awakening which takes place in the family is irreplaceable. It is consolidated when, on the occasion of certain family events and festivities, "care is taken to explain in the home the Christian or religious content of these events." It is deepened all the more when parents comment on the more methodical catechesis which their children later receive in the Christian community and help them to appropriate it. Indeed, "family catechesis precedes ... accompanies and enriches all forms of catechesis." (General Directory for Catechesis)

Ways for parents to support their teens discipleship development:

  1. Participating in the celebration of the Eucharist with their son/daughter each Saturday evening or Sunday
  2. Encourage their son/daughter to take a more active role in the parish’s life and ministry, in keeping with the age and abilities of the young person
  3. Assist their son/daughter to identify possible forces of violence, oppression and injustice in the local community and discuss ways the family can help oppose these forces.
  4. Read or pray the Scriptures occasionally in a family setting.
  5. Include prayer as a part of their daily lives.
  6. Encouraging their son/daughter to actively participate in Youth Ministry including retreats, social events and service opportunities.

Contact: If you have any questions or concerns with Youth Ministry please contact Director of Youth Ministry Kathy Russell or call 989-631-4447.

“You shall love the Lord your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. And you shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39)