Discipleship Focused Ministry 2020-2021
Becoming Disciples of Christ
Becoming Disciples of Christ
"What are you looking for?"
• Jn 1:35-42
It is a question meant for all men of every time and in all places and situations. It is the question put to the two disciples by Jesus. What are you seeking? What is the purpose of your existence? Who are you looking for? As a community, teens are invited to explore their faith and grow in virtue through Christ's teachings.
Summer Mission Camps
We invite all teens to a summer mission camp that is life changing! We need to register in October because there are limited openings!
Registration for: Matthew 25 Virtual Work camp
Information for: Matthew 25
SMV High School Ministry Team
Father John Gibson
John Paul Shimek
Josh Van Hecke
We are praying for you!
St. Mary's Visitation Attic Nights
Strengthen and deepen your commitment to Christ
Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Attic
Commonly reported fruits of the apostolate are:
Finding Good Friends
Friendship is one of the highest experiences of life. Yet sadly, while most of us have lots of "friends," few of us have the sorts of deep, true friendships we long for. (Studies of Millennials and Gen Z'ers confirm that true friendship is among their most unmet needs.)
So, what is true friendship, and how do we find it? What’s unique about Christian friendship?
In the latest episode of "The Burrowshire Podcast" my best friend, Fr. Blake, and I discuss:
-- Brandon Vogt
SMV Confirmation Preparation
SMV Confirmation 2020 will be rescheduled through the Archdiocese of Milwaukee after the quarantine is lifted.
"You did not receive a spirit of slavery leading to fear; rather you received a spirit of adoption enabling us to cry out, "Abba, Father!" Romans 8:15
Living life as Vocation:
Therefore, Giussani says that, “Living life as vocation means tending toward the Mystery in the circumstances through which the Lord has us pass, by responding to them. [...] Vocation is a movement toward destiny, embracing all the circumstances through which destiny has us pass.”27
27 L. Giussani, Realtà e giovinezza. La sfida [Reality and youth. The challenge] (Rizzoli, Milan, 2018), 65.
Preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation
Topic: Confirmation Preparation
June & July: Pre-Registration 15 minute meeting with Elizabeth Harrison and adult study group leaders: Signup for an August slot via this link:
Possible Confirmation studies:
Chosen - Ascension Press presents material on what Catholics believe and why. This is a good study for those who are called to defend the faith. Once in the study link, there is a free lesson sample offered for your review. Please take time to pray and discern which study to select.
Decision Point - Dynamic Catholic presents ways to encounter Christ more intensely as you journey through life. This is a good study for those who are called to evangelize the faith. As soon as you click the link you are able to dive into the study material. Please take time to pray and discern which study to select.
Study groups are formed with teens and two adult group leaders. Teens need to be committed to attending all study group sessions agreed upon by their group. The goal is to learn how to become true disciples of Christ
Teen & Parent Resources
CYM Volleyball and Basketball
Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM) volleyball and basketball is open to male and female high school-age parishioners at SMV.
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