Fr. Mark, Director of youth ministry

At CTR, the whole purpose of youth ministry is to develop life-long disciples of Christ.  Through worship, discipleship, fellowship and mission, the youth of CTR are given opportunities to explore and enrich their faith.


I Timothy 4:12 declares, “Do not let anyone despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.”


Therefore, we at CTR commit ourselves to equipping our youth to learn how to serve today, that they may know how to lead tomorrow. Fr. Mark continues to equip CTR’s youth through Sunday school, Wednesday night Bible studies, mission trips, various outreach projects and he often has lunch with them throughout the school year.

Sunday School begins again in the Fall!

This past school year was Confirmation Prep year! Many of our youth will be confirmed in the Fall by our bishop. While we are growing and developing our youth ministry, Confirmation Prep is a HUGE piece of the puzzle.  Accordingly, the preparation, based on Acts 2:42, included various ways our students engage in the active Christian life - worship, discipleship, prayer, and mission


Acts 2:42 - They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.


In July, the youth will be going to Rockport, Texas on a mission trip to help in this area that was hard hit by Hurricane Harvey.