Saint Anne’s Youth Ministry aims to promote the spiritual formation of our youth, bringing them to know Christ in a personal way. Our dynamic team of volunteers invests in students in grades 6 to 12, walking with them in their faith journeys.

For more information to get involved in youth ministry at Saint Anne’s, please contact our Coordinator of Youth Ministry, Colm Leyne, at c.leyne@saintannes.ca

Here are some things you can get involved with:

JUNIOR YOUTH (Gr. 6-8)

Our youth group for students in grades 6-8, Junior Youth, is held bi-weekly at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Led by a dedicated team of leaders, it is a safe place for kids to meet students from other schools, have fun, and have the opportunity to encounter Jesus. Through activities, talks, discussions, and snacks, we provide environments in which young people can feel comfortable and included while learning about the Catholic faith.

Junior Youth typically meets every second Tuesday at 7:00-8: 30 pm in the church hall.

CONNECT GROUPS (Gr. 8-12)

Connect groups are opportunities for 3-6 youth to come together weekly to build community and encourage sharing, prayer, learning, and accountability. Connect groups are geared toward students in grades 8-12 and are held at different locations and different times of the week, depending on the group. We launch new groups as we have the need and pairs of adult mentors trained to lead them.

Connect Groups are growing and loved by all involved! We currently need more women willing to walk alongside our highschool young women! Training and support to be given, so no real experience needed other than a fervent desire to pray, love, and walk alongside youth and be willing to learn!

If you interesting in starting one with some friends, or being an adult mentor – reach out!

E3: Encounter, Equip, Empower are collaborative events put on in the Diocese led by Face to Face Ministries that are for High School Youth desiring to dive deeper into their faith. From evenings with meals, talks, and adoration to zoom evenings during COVID-19, to Fall citywide Kickoff events and mission trips! They’re an amazing opportunity to grow and expand your network of faithful friendships in the province and beyond!

Visit https://f2f.ca/e3/ for more info!

GAME NIGHTS (via Zoom during COVID-19)

We try to host a family game night at least once every couple of months to build community, share joy, and connect families in a fun, welcoming environment!

SOURCE

SOURCE is the 3rd Friday of every month from 7-8:30 PM. It is an evening of where one can come to hear a parishioner share their faith story, have time to worship our Lord in Adoration, enjoy some beautiful worship and sacred silence, and avail of the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation!

RETREATS! 

Encounter: We collaborate on a city-wide High School Retreat typically in the early fall, facilitated by our leaders and Face to Face Ministries! This was postponed in 2020 due to COVI-19 but we hope to offer something of a hybrid replacement in the spring!

Junior Youth Retreat: An amazing weekend retreat, typically in collaboration and held at the Cathedral of the Holy Family near the beginning of February. Details TBA as we see what’s possible with COVID-19

SEARCH: Search is a powerful weekend retreat led by local volunteers in the city that for many is a first encounter and decision to follow Christ, and for others, a deepening of their resolve to live their faith out boldly! Led by young people guided by adults, for young people. It is a transformational weekend! Next weekend is TBD, but go to www.saskatoonsearch.ca for details!

SPORTS NIGHTS (Resuming after COVID-19 restrictions)

Sports nights are designed for high school students to come together and build relationships with each other and with the leaders. Held generally every month from 7:00-8: 30 pm at one of our local schools. We can’t wait to be able to offer them again!

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And so many more awesome things throughout the parish to attend and get involved in, including activities supporting our parish twinning in Malawi, many justice and outreach activities, and the sacramental life of the parish!

We hope to see you soon!