Children’s Liturgy and Youth Ministry

Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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“Dear young people do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things!”
- Pope Francis

 

God is calling everyone to a personal relationship with Him through His Son Jesus Christ. This call is not exclusive, but shared with all sectors of society, regardless of age,color, nationality, status and beliefs in life.

The youth have a very special place in God’s heart, and that they in return have a very deep sense of love of God, and that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is something that they desire. Youth are full of ideas and are blessed by the Lord with talents, and they are in need of friends and role models, and therefore should be given the opportunity to develop these skills and relationships in a healthy Christian environment.
In this Youth Ministry, young people will realize the need to make decisions in life; but they should also know that as they do so, God should always be an inseparable part of these decisions, knowing also that they are future leaders of families and societies, we realize that their future dependson how they are molded today as God’s children.

Our Youth Ministry believes that as the plan of God unfolds, there is nothing and no one that canseparate us from His love in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:38-39). His love is our source ofwisdom and His life becomes our model in helping build this present and future life for the youth.
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There are special liturgies for young children at Sunday Masses. Here young children are taken out of the church before the readings and offered an opportunity to come to know and love God in activities provided by volunteer leaders.

The 5:00 pm Mass also a youth Mass, with a youth choir and hymns that appeal to adolescents and young adults as well as others. If you would like to volunteer to assist, please call the parish office.

Youth ministry gets the youth together by holding youth camps, prompting the youth to attend world youth day, hold a general meeting every 1st & 3rd Sat of the month, help in church activities, and sing at the youth Mass once a month.

 

PREP

PREP stands for Parish Religious Education Program. This program for grades K to 12 offers education in the Faith to children not attending Catholic school. This program also creates a Catholic atmosphere for its students where they learn the Faith
and are prepared for First Confession, First Communion and Confirmation. For more info visit http://olmp.org/organizations/prep-parish-religious-education-program/

 

Educational Opportunities

Our lady of Mercy has a number of educational opportunities for children and adults.

Our Lady of Mercy School

We are privilege to have our own Catholic School for your children to get their education in a Catholic environment that includes education in the Faith both in being taught and through experience in Our Lady of Mercy School. For more info visit http://www.ourladyofmercy.ca/