The Saint Mary Magdalene Family and Youth Ministry begins with this biblical quote:

 “Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone! Therefore, you shall love the Lord, your God, with your whole heart, with your whole being, and with your whole strength. Take to heart these words which I command you today. Keep repeating them to your children. Recite them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them on your arm as a sign and let them be as a pendant on your forehead. Write them on your doorposts of your houses and on your gates. (Deut. 6:4-9). The Family and Youth Ministry is not just another ministry, but it is an opportunity to reveal in a new way how evangelize and minister to our families in the parish church and in our domestic churches guided by our parish. We offer retreats, workshops and events for all ages and as a family unit giving parents the training they need, and keeping them accountable as persons primarily responsible for their children’s discipleship. The Family and Youth Ministry is also the Youth and Young Adult Ministry offering a model that reorients every ministry to partner with parents in the task of discipleship.   God has called parents to serve as primary disciple-makers in their children’s lives and calls those children to take up their crosses and to also bring Christ in to the world through their daily living.

People

We believe that all people are of infinite value, regardless of age, development, appearance or ability.

Marriage

We believe that marriage is the foundation of family life, and that God’s design for marriage is a relationship where both husband and wife are committed to loving and caring for one another for a lifetime

Children

We believe children are a gift from God, and thrive best in a home where both mother and father are committed to raising them with love, intention, and care.

Love

We believe sex is given by God as an expression of love to be shared and enjoyed exclusively between a husband and wife.

Truth

We believe that all Catholics have a responsibility to promote truth and social policy that improves the strength and health of the family, as God designed.

Parents

We believe that parents should aspire to model for their children how to humbly follow the teachings and spirit of Jesus at home and in the community.