Marist Youth Ministries
Formal and no-formal education of children, adolescents and young people have long been a focal ministry for Marists. This takes place within the diverse works of the Society of Mary, not only in schools but also in Parish groups, Youth Centres or missions.
Centres & Schools
From its earliest days and nowadays too, members of the Marist Fathers and Brothers are sent to places to bring the Gospel to those who had never heard it. There are to go from place to place, announcing the word of God, reconciling, catechizing, visiting the sick and the imprisoned, and doing the works of mercy. They attend especially the most neglected, the poor, and those who suffer injustice.
Marists work in parishes alongside their diocesan and religious brother priests. They endeavour to bring to their ministry of service an explicitly “missionary” focus and parish groups as well. Marist group parishes are:
- • Communities of faith
- • Based on a partnership of laity and priests
- • living out the mission of Christ, particularly in evangelization and in service to the poor and youth
- • Having a keen sense of social issues, particularly at the local level
- • And in close contact with the missionary efforts of the worldwide Church.