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  About Youth Ministry at St. Pius X Parish, Brantford, ON

  Andrew Beach has been in the role of Youth Minister and Pastoral Associate here at St. Pius since December 2011. Andrew was raised here in Brantford, and has been a member of the St. Pius X community all his life. From September 2004 to February 2005 Andrew completed a co-operative education module at St. Pius through his high school, taking on the role of interim Youth Minister. During high school and university, Andrew volunteered in a variety of roles including as a Confirmation Leader, Peer Youth Leader, and Children's Liturgy Teacher. Andrew completed his Bachelor of Theology degree from Huron University College at Western University with a double major in Historical and Systematic Theology and Political Science, with an additional focus on Ethical Philosophy. Andrew is extremely excited to be able to minister to the youth of the parish.

Below is a description of the various Youth Ministry programs available at St. Pius X Parish

Youth Groups: Grades 6-12
Saint Dominic Savio Youth: Grades 6-8
  This re-designed grade 6 to 8 youth group, the Saint Dominic Savio Youth, will be a great opportunity for students from a number of different schools to make new friends as they prepare for high school.

This group takes as their patron Saint Dominic Savio, the Patron Saint of Youth Choirs and the Falsely Accused. Through our gatherings, we will strive to learn about the life and piety of St. Dominic Savio, seeing him as a model of piety that we can relate to.

Our Saint Dominic Savio Youth Group monthly (except for August) alongside our Saint Jerome Youth to participate in joint events. To learn more about our schedule, check out our calendar.

Saint Jerome Youth: Grades 9-12
  Our re-imagined high school age youth group, the Saint Jerome Youth, are a fantastic opportunity for our teenagers to come together to learn about Christ, share in social activities, and develop their leadership skills.

This group takes as their patron Saint Jerome, the Patron Saint of Students and Bible Scholars. Through our gatherings, we will strive to learn more about theology (the study of God), biblical study, and the value that can be added through a Catholic post-secondary educational experience.

Our Saint Jerome Youth Group meets once a month (except for August) alongside our Saint Dominic Savio Youth. This group is also where our Peer Leaders are drawn from. To learn more about our schedule, check out our calendar.

Peer Leadership Program: Grades 9-12
  Students who are active participants in the Saint Jerome Youth program, active in their faith, and who are interested in working with young people, are invited to join our Peer Leadership Program. This program encourages the development of active and engaged leaders, equipping them with the tools they need to work with their peers as active leaders, use effective time-management and organizational strategies, and plan effective programming.

If working with young people around your own age is something that interests you, this might be a great opportunity for you! Time commitment is a few hours a month. To learn more, please contact Andrew Beach at pastoralassociatesp@gmail.com

Vacation Bible School
  Vacation Bible School is a week long summer day camp available for children ages 5-11. The day includes science experiments, bible stories, skits, songs, snacks, games, and so much more. For the summer of 2019 our VBS is scheduled for August 12 to August 16th. Registration will open Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019. Forms will be available for download on our VBS webpage.


Last updated March 4, 2019
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