Students of Faith in Action (SOFIA) Youth Ministry is guided by the principles of relationality, comprehensive ministry, vocational discernment and faith in action.
A ministry of presence. The youth minister engages youth, young adults, parents and other community members in relationships that foster discipleship and community. The youth minister models faithfulness for the youth and serves as a resource for families.
Comprehensive Youth Ministry
The themes detailed in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ document, Renewing the Vision, offer a strong foundation for a parish youth ministry program. Every SOFIA program seeks to balance the areas outlined in Renewing the Vision while emphasizing intergenerational faith formation, community development, sacramental awareness, service and justice.
Foster student leadership and development. Youth are provided with opportunities to participate in formation programs integrating leadership skills and vocational discernment. Additionally, we help adults seeking to work within youth ministry, creating a network of leaders who are exploring and developing their own sense of vocation and advancing their qualifications for ministry.
Faith in Action
We seek to provide an experience of Catholicism that forms youth as disciples rooted in their relationship with God and their community. The SOFIA approach nurtures an active commitment to building the Kingdom of God.