Vision & Mission
The Youth Formation program at Holy Cross Catholic Church seeks to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ, to draw young people to responsible participation in the life and work of the Catholic faith, and to foster totally the personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
Through the weekly Youth Liturgy, Sacrament preparation, the EDGE and Life Teen programs, service projects, and additional spiritual and communal events, we focus on building and maintaining a comprehensive faith formation program through the means of evangelization, catechesis, community life, pastoral care, justice and service, leadership development, advocacy, as well as prayer and worship. We strive to create a welcoming and safe environment where young people can learn, share, and mature together in faith and ultimately are enabled to become happy, healthy, and holy adults.
EDGE is a catechetical-based, Catholic youth ministry program for middle school youth in grades 6, 7, and 8. EDGE meets on a weekly basis from mid-September through mid-May on Wednesday evenings and fosters the educational, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of middle school youth.
The Life Teen program is open to all young people in grades 9, 10, 11, & 12, and provides a catechetical-based and Eucharistic centered opportunity for adolescents to grow in their faith and in community. Educational, spiritual, and social components of each gathering provide widespread opportunities for each young person to share and mature in their Catholic faith.