North American Martyrs GodTeens
Leader: Tim Wegner
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The North American Martyrs God Teen program is a high school religious program designed to create a positive atmosphere for teens to learn, share and grow in their faith and morals.
We meet regularly in the homes of married volunteers, “godparents” who are a second set of “parents” to the teens under their guiding hand of God. The strong curriculum deals with hard issues such as: suicide, drugs, music, dating, physical appearance, fair fighting, friendships, vocation and personal prayer.
With all of the pressure on teens to get involved in risky behavior—the God Teen program seeks to encourage a safe and confidential atmosphere for open discussion and learning. We want to develop strong decision-making skills in our teens to enable them to take charge of their lives in extraordinary ways based upon scripture and an unwavering faith in God.
Our current group of teens met with their class every other week for 1.5 hours, 2 times per month. Social events occur every 3rd meeting or so. The entire group meets every 3 months.
Social: Speed Indoor Racing, miniature golf, bowling, water games at the park, hay rack rides, Fat Tuesday party, pizza parties, scavenger hunts, football parking, canoeing trips, camping trips, movie nights, barbecues and a trip to Worlds of Fun.
Spiritual: Food drive for St. Francis food pantry, Parish Bazaar, Walk for Life, Life Chain, City Mission, highway cleanup, wrap Christmas presents for Catholic Services, bible studies, pilgrimages and Chrism Teen Mass each Spring.
Please contact the Parish office for additional information.