Mater Dei Latin Mass Parish has many young and vibrant Catholic families, and to support the spiritual and social growth of these families, Mater Dei offers many opportunities for service and spiritual enrichment for the youth of our parish.
Contact: Carlos Valdivia – firstname.lastname@example.org
As Catholics, we treasure the “most beautiful thing this side of Heaven” and our altar boys helps us to preserve this sacred tradition. Altar boys assist the priest at the altar during the Sacrifice of the Mass and other liturgical events.
Contact: Chase Fowler – email@example.com
The primary purpose of the many Choral Ensembles of Mater Dei is to praise and glorify almighty God through the use of Sacred Music. We also honor Mary and the Saints and help beautify the Liturgical worship through our singing. Mater Dei has four different choirs for youth, based on gender and age.
Little Flowers (Young Girls Social & Spiritual Group)
Contact: Claire Dodge (5-8) & Jamie Maldonado (9-12) [Both use the same email] – firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Flower Girls Club (LFGC) is a program for teaching virtues and studying saints through Scripture, saints’ biographies and the Catechism for girls ages 5-8 and 9-12. Both LFCG groups meet on the first Saturday of each month from 10:30-12:30. The older girls’ group engages in additional outings, community service & field trips.
Mater Dei Homeschool Group (MDHSG)
Contact: Jamie Pinkerton – email@example.com
A support group for Catholic homeschoolers who are Mater Dei parishioners or friends. We provide support through monthly Mom meetings, liturgical year festivities, fellowship and fun events, service work, field trips and resource and information sharing.
Our Lady’s Fiat
Contact: Debbie Malain – firstname.lastname@example.org
For young ladies ages 13-18, we meet on the 4th Saturday of each month after 9:30 am Mass. Meeting time consists of a tea party brunch, a short devotion and talk led by Fr. Bauknecht, and an activity.
St. John Bosco Boys Group
Boys formation program (ages 13-18) – The goal of this program is to foster the virtues of purity, temperance, prudence, justice and fortitude along with the development of Christian conviction and true leadership. Courses offered provide spiritual formation alongside intellectual growth.
Contact: David Vidimos – email@example.com
For youth ages 13-18, the youth group generally meets on 1st & 3rd Saturdays in the parish hall, from 5:30p-9:30p. Starting with a rosary at 6 pm, we have a group dinner and an interactive talk/discussion led by Father O’Brien, followed by games headed up by Father.