JPYM Guidelines

YOUTH MINISTRY POLICIES

I.  ORIENTATION

I. A. Formation and Training

I.A.1.   The Parish Youth Ministry shall hold Youth Basic Forma young people who are interested to join the ministry.

I.A.2.   The members of the Youth Council which includes Youth Barangay Coordinators and the Barangay Youth MinistYouth Christian Leadership in a MKK Culture so that thorganizers.

I.A.3.   All young people are encouraged to join the YouCat (Youth Catechism) which is held every 2nd Saturday of the month in a particular barangay. YouPray! (Youth Prayer) follows after one week wherein the young people are taught how to do bible/faith sharing.

I.A.4.   The young people, grouped by cell with 7-15 members, are encouraged to hold weekly bible sharing in their own barangay every Sunday afternoon.

I.A.5.   As there is the existence of theatre group, animators, youth band, journalists and choir, seminars and workshops are conducted from time to  time for their personality enhancement and skills development.

 

II. ORGANIZATION

II.I.      The Youth Director shepherds the Youth Ministry.

II.II.     Collaborating with the Youth Director are the members of the Youth  Council (Youth Officers, Barangay Youth Coordinators (BYC) and Ministry Heads).

II.III.   Each barangay has a set of Youth Officers who coordinates and facilitates the activities of the ministry.

II.IV.   Worship, Education, Service and Temporalities Coordinators of the barangays comprise the Worship, Education, Service and Temporalities Committee of the Youth Ministry whose heads are the chairmen and their assistants.

II.V.     Youth Members in the barangay are grouped into MKK cells and they are guided by their cell leader.

 

II.A.   Membership and Responsibility

II.A.1. Undergoing the Youth Basic Christian Formation is a prerequisite for membership.

II.A.2. All members are expected to attend and participate actively during the Youth Mass every Saturday.

II.A.3. Once undergone the Youth Basic Formation, each one is encouraged to become a member of the different ministries like the Theatre Group, Animators, Ushers, Youth Band, Social Communication and Choir.

II.A.4. Attend meetings/regular practice called by their respective ministry heads.

II.A.5. Each member is encouraged to financially support the youth ministry through love offering collected every after meeting.

 

II.B.   Meetings

II.B.1. The Youth Council regularly meets twice a month (1st and 4th Saturday at 6:30 PM.)

II.B.2 Brgy. Youth Ministry shall meet once a month after the Youth Council Meeting so that the BYC can echo what has transpired during that said meeting.

II.B.4. Every meeting should begin with a prayer and scriptural reading.

II.B.5. Minutes of meeting shall be observed by the secretary.

II.B.6. Financial Report prepared by the Treasurer is expected every regular meeting.

II.B.7. The time after the bible sharing of the youth in their respective barangays can be utilized for business meeting.

 

II.C. Facilities/Equipments

II.C.1. There should be an inventory of youth facilities and equipments which shall be done Temporalities Committee.

II.C.2. The use of facilities and equipments shall be done with responsibility and care. Permission from the Temporalities Chairman, his/her assistant and the Youth Director to use and take the facilities out from the Youth Office is necessary.

II.C.3. Maintenance and upgrading of facilities and equipments shall be determined by Temporalities Committee. After which, they bring the concern to the Youth Director who shall take appropriate action.

II.C.4. Returning things to its proper place need to be followed at all times to maintain order and cleanliness in the Youth Office.

 

II.D. Finances

II.D.1. The Youth Council especially with the initiatives of Temporalities Committee take the initiative to generate funds for the ministry.

II.D.2. Financial written report should be prepared by the Treasurer.

II.D.3. Budget Proposal for every youth activity need to be prepared by people in-charge.

II.D.4 Youth funds should be deposited to the bank regularly.

 

II.E.      Term of Office

II.E.1. Youth Council members serve for two years. Re-election for the same position is allowed once.

II.E.2. Election of leaders is done through a secret balloting.

II.E.3. The Youth leaders and members should renew their commitment once a year.

 

III. PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

III.A. Worship

  III.A.1. Takes care of all liturgical activities of the ministry.

III.A.2.  Worship Committee prepares for the YouPray!

III.A.3. Youth Taize Prayer shall be held at least once a year in the barangays or in the parish.

 

III.B. Education

III.B.1. Education Committee prepares for the YouCat every month.

III.B.2. Training for Education Committee members is important.

III.B.3. Facilitates the write-ups for the regular column in Candle Light as a venue for information-dissemination and evangelization of the faithful especially of the youth.

III.B.4. Serve as administrators of Facebook Group.

 

III.C. Service

III.C.1. Service committee initiates cleaning and beautification  program both in the barangay and in the parish.

III.C.2. Service Committee facilitates the snacks or meals during youth activities.

III.C.3. Service Committee helps the social apostolate programs of the parish.

III.C.4. Service Committee promotes awareness of social issues  among the youth.

 

 III.C. Temporalities

  III.C.1. Temporalities Committee acts as property custodians.

III.C.2. Inventory of properties need to be done annually.

III.C.3. Audits the finances of the ministry

III.C.4. In-charge of giving the things to be borrowed and sees to it  that they are returned.