High School Youth Ministry (9 - 12)
Thank you for your interest in Corpus Christi’s High School Youth Program!
By sharing the teachings of the Catholic Church and accompanying the 9th - 12th graders on their faith journey, our youth will have the chance to grow in relationship with one another and with Jesus Christ. High School Youth Group presents the challenges and tools to live out their faith in everyday life.
Our plan for returning to in-person ministry this semester is to host youth group within small groups or Discipleship Groups of around 5 young people and one rotating core member during our usual meeting times, with one online group for those who are not ready to join in person. The youth will have the opportunity to meet in a socially distanced and safe atmosphere where they will break open a topic, share their ideas and pray together. These groups will meet at Corpus Christi in the upper campus classrooms, and online. We will still be hosting monthly XLT Adoration nights as well as a few fun social events!
High School will meet Sundays from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.
Check in will be in the upper courtyard by the Children’s Faith Formation office!
Discipleship Group Theme: Transcendentals
This discipleship small group series is designed to help teenagers grow as disciples and missionaries. Each meeting will focus on a different topic in a unique way. Transcendentals is for teens to understand that the ordered pursuit of beauty, goodness, and truth allows them to proclaim the Gospel to transform the world around them.
In small groups, the teens will have the opportunity to discuss their ideas and learn the theological fundamentals of the transcendentals.
TRUTH // Today, it seems that what people feel is often perceived to be of greater importance than objective truth itself. In our pursuit of truth, we will always come to find God at the center. Beyond feelings, the truth will always remain.
GOODNESS // God is infinitely good, no matter what happens. Even in the midst of natural evils like the COVID-19 pandemic, He is able to bring forth goodness.
BEAUTY // Humans have a special relationship to beauty that no other creature has. We are the only creatures that can fully appreciate beauty and find in it a source of prayer, because beautiful things raise our hearts and minds to heaven. They call us to contemplate the source of all beauty.
+ ISSUE NIGHT – RELATIONSHIPS // The goal of this session is to help the teens recognize their desire for healthy relationships with others. It will also challenge them to accompany one another in truth and virtuous deeds, while presenting the cardinal virtues as an essential element of all healthy relationships.
SPRING RETREAT “No Greater Love” // We are in the process of planning a weekend commuter retreat here in the valley for our high schoolers. Taking place on March 26-28, it will lead into Holy Week. What better opportunity do we have to enter into the Passion of our Lord?