Family & Youth Ministries

Family and Youth Ministry Mission:  Supports individuals as they prepare for the Sacraments, to help the youth strengthen their faith as they journey through life and encourage  families to build on their Catholic Faith.

To accomplish the Family and Youth Ministry Mission, the following programs are available:

Catholic Kids Camp: Always scheduled for the second week of June. A week long event for children between the ages of 4 to 11 year olds to learn and discover their Catholic Faith through songs, crafts, skits, and faith formation with a different theme each year.  

Church Wedding Advisor:  By an appointment, you may meet with the wedding advisor, Jane Sema, to review what to expect from the Church and discuss the needs for your special day.

Family Adoration: We invite everyone to attend the Youth Adoration Hour on the third Thursday of each month in the Church from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m..  During the Adoration the youth are invited to lead the Rosary, sing praises and have silent prayer time with our Lord and Savior. Families and friends are welcome to participate.

Family Events: Different events are planned throughout the year allowing time for families to socialize and meet other families in a Christian atmosphere. 

High School Youth Group:  Meets on scheduled Thursday’s at 6:00 p.m. August – May in the Youth and Family Ministry Office. Allows time for youth, between the ages of 14 to 18, to gather and discuss challenges of daily life and time to socialize. Planned activities: March for Life in Washington D. C. in January; Youth Convention in March; Search Weekends; and fundraising events to help with the cost of these and other events.

Marriage Preparation Classes: Meet for six weeks from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on arranged dates.  Marriage Prep Classes are designed to prepare couples to understand the meaning of marriage, how God should and can be the center of the marriage and encourage communication skills needed for issues couples will encounter in the future of their marriage.

Middle School Youth Group:  Meets on Sunday from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. August – May in the Youth and Family Ministry Office .   Youth between the ages of 11 to 13 meet to discuss Catholic issues they may be facing each day and allows time to socialize with other youth members their age.  Planned Activities:  Diocesan Youth Day Events, Sunset Retreat, one day at Convention in March, and fundraising events. 

Parent and Child Group: Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Office of Family and Youth Ministry at 9:00 a.m.  to discuss Catholic parenting skills and gives parents and toddler children time to socialize.

Verso Alto: Meets at 4:30 p.m. on scheduled Sunday’s for High School Seniors and College  students to discuss current issues and problems they may face as adult Catholics in today’s world.

If you are interested in any of these events, Please contact Jane Sema: phone 228-217-1392 or email: jsema@osstalphonsus.org

Up Coming Events:

Come see Bishiop Louis Kihneman pitch the first pitch at the game between the Shuckers and Jacksonville, July 30, 5:05 p.m. at the Biloxi MGM Stadium. Contact Jane Sema, by July 12, to order your tickets for $7.00

228-217-1392 or jsema@osstalphonsus.org,.