youth1 RGBAges 13-18 participate in the transformative Journey to Adulthood (J2A) program in addition to serving as acolytes (altar servers), lectors (readers), and Eucharistic ministers. Seasonal play, fellowship, service, and worship events are scheduled throughout the year.

Through diverse and fun programs for our youth, we focus throughout the year on the four goals of the Journey to Adulthood (J2A) curriculum: celebrate the transition from youth to adulthood, train young people in the skills of adulthood, explore the mystery of our faith heritage, and establish our experience in the strength of community and liturgy.  You will see them almost everywhere serving in almost every role available to their age and abilities.  Since 1994, life at St. Peter’s has been enriched immensely through this specific approach to forming (educating) our young people in preparation for holy living beyond their teenage years.

youth4Trained volunteer youth leaders assist lay and ordained staff members with the support necessary to offer a strong and vibrant program divided into three sections: Rite 13, J2A (includes Pilgrimage year) and Young Adults in the Church (YAC).  Central to our communal nature is the gathering of younger and older teens alike on Sunday mornings, certain afternoons or evenings, and for overnight experiences, such as retreats, mission trips and diocesan events.

The commitment that youth and their families make is rooted in the Baptismal Covenant and promises made to hold God and God’s Church at the center of their lives, passions, and involvments in the world.

To learn more about youth formation including how to enroll your child, volunteer or donate to seasonal fundraising, contact Director of Youth Formation, Lyn Holt (lholt@st-peters.org, 704-749-6148) for more information.

youth3Upcoming Events

September 7 – First day of Journey 2 Adulthood meetings
September 27 – Shrimp and Suds Fundraiser
October 3-4 – Yard Sale
October 19 – CROP Hunger Walk
October 25-26 – Diocesan Fall Youth Event
November 1 – First Rite 13 Class Lock-in
November 16 and 23 – Advent Fair Fundraiser
November 29 – Advent Fair and Pilgrim Class Lock-in
December 7 – Advent Fair
December 12-14 – Bishops’ Ball
December 20 – J2A Ice Skating and Outreach Project
December 31 – Youth-led Room in the Inn
January 9 – YAC Class Lock-i