We are catholic youth ministry leading teens closer to
Christ and challenging teens to live as Disciples of Jesus Christ.
Started December 2009, OLS Life Teen Youth Ministry became
the first Youth Ministry in Ugandato join the steady growing Youth Movement of Life Teen which is in its 27th
year. Life Teen is an international Catholic ministry who believes that
Eucharist-based ministry has the power to transform teens, transform parishes,
and transform culture.
As youths try to find an identity and a place to belong, it
is vital that the church be a haven from the storm of peer pressure and adolescence.
Youth need to know that God loves and cares for them especially during the time
they enter into the teenage years and head toward adulthood. Our Youth Ministry
is committed to creating an environment of love, acceptance and to challenge
each individual to make a decision to follow Christ. We believe that it is
essential that our children grow up with good friends who are following Christ
in their local church.
Every Sunday, youths come together and they are gathered by
the Holy Spirit.
This ministry helps teens to encounter Christ in a deeper
way. Through the Mass, Adoration and Confession the teens meet Jesus in the
Sacraments. At the Life Nights they learn about their faith and what it means
to answer Christ’s call to “Discipleship.” Social events and retreats
help the teens to form Christian fellowships. Quarterly service projects allow
the teens to put their faith and love for God into action by serving others. In
this ministry through prayer and witness, teens continue developing their relationship
with Christ while maturing to a more adult like faith.
GOALS OUR MINISTRY
- To empower young people to
live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
- To draw young people to
responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic
- To foster the total personal
and spiritual growth of each young person.
COMPONENTS OF OUR MINISTRY
- Advocacy - a voice for the
young people and their families.
- Catechesis - to help teens
develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and the Christian
community and increase their knowledge of their Catholic faith/Which is
- Community Life - builds an
environment of loving acceptance and support of all, showing that Christ
dwells within us/Hospitality
- Evangelization - brings the
Good News of Jesus into humanity, into every human situation. It is the
proclamation of salvation in Jesus Christ and the response of the person
in faith. Everything ministry does: relationships, service, and catechesis
needs to invite the teens into a deeper relationship with Christ and
empower them to be His disciples.
- Apostolic Justice and Service
- Our faith calls us all to work for justice, to serve those in need,
pursue peace, and to defend the life, dignity and rights of all our
brothers and sisters as the Church teaches.
- Leadership Development -
helps to develop a leadership system that trains, supports and nourishes
adult and teen leaders. These members in turn minister to the rest of the
ministry but their development must be Christ centered not self-serving.
- Pastoral Care - is a ministry
of relationship, a ministry of compassionate presence. It helps young
people in making important life decisions and seeks to help teens to learn
to establish healthy relationships with ours, including first and foremost
- Prayer and Worship -
Celebrates and deepens young people’s relationships with Christ. It
helps to awaken their awareness of how the Holy Spirit is at work in their
lives. It also helps the teens to be more active in the sacraments of the
faith and helps them develop a prayer life.
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