We are the youth group in St. Vital Parish that has been meeting for the last two years.  We gather with youth in Grades 7 - 12 in the church basement twice a month after the 5 p.m. mass on Saturdays, from about 6:15 - 8:30 p.m.  One of our monthly sessions is more formalized or structured; the second monthly meeting is a social gathering and we, for example, go skating or bowling, or we have a games or movie night.  Our formal sessions begin with prayer and an icebreaker/game.  We then engage in a published program that helps our young people grow in their knowledge and practice of the faith.  This is often followed by a prayer and praise session upstairs in the main body of the church.  The evening always concludes with some social time and refreshments.  
The youth are invited to attend a retreat sometime in the spring.  In our first year a weekend retreat was held at Camp Encounter, a Catholic camp on Lac la Nonne just west of Edmonton.  Last year, an overnight retreat took place in the church basement.  More details regarding a retreat for the spring of 2018 will be forthcoming.
This year, we have decided to use a program called Chosen: This is our Catholic Faith.  As the program involves twenty-four lessons, we plan to take two years to complete the program.  The leadership team is excited about this program as it makes use of highly engaging resources that include compelling videos, a useful booklet for each participant, fun activities, and meaningful stories and testimonies.  It has been developed by some of today's most passionate and dynamic Catholic youth ministers.

 

An introduction to the Chosen program can be viewed by clicking on the link below.  The video is three minutes in length.

 

More information about the Chosen program can be found on the Ascension Press website: https://ascensionpress.com/shop/t/category/study-programs/chosen/teen-faith-formation
 
The program begins on Saturday, October 14 immediately following the 5 p.m. mass.  Our first social night is scheduled for Saturday, October 28.  There is a cost for the student books:  $30.00.  (This can be paid in cash or by cheque made payable to St. Vital Parish.)  Of course, these books will be used for two years.  Otherwise, there is no registration fee for participation in The Rock.  The youth are invited to take turns bringing snacks for the evening.
Upcoming dates for The Rock are as follows:
     October 14        Structured session (Chosen session #1)
     October 28        Social night
     November 11     Structured session (Chosen session #2)
     November 25     Social night
     December 9       Structured session (Chosen session #3)
     December 16     Social night
     January 13         Structured session (Chosen session #4)
     January 27         Social night
While all youth in the parish are invited and encouraged to participate! Should you have any questions about The Rock or the Chosen program, please contact Louis Kloster by email or by phone.

Saint Vital Parish

Paroisse Saint Vital

4905 50 street

Beaumont AB

T4X 1J9

 

Phone/

Téléphone:

(780) 929-8541

 

Fax/

Télécopieur:

(780) 929-2915

Mass Times/

Horaire des Messes:

Saturday:  

5:00PM    English  

Sunday:   

9:00AM    Bilingual

9h00        Bilingual

Sunday:    

11:00AM  English

Daily Mass/

Messes sur Semaine:

 

Tues Thurs Fri:   

9:00AM

 

Wed:

7:00PM

 

Every 3rd Friday 10:30AM at Place Beausejour

Reconciliation/

Réconciliation

 

Saturday:  

4:15PM

16h15

 

Or by appointment