We successfully rebooted the youth group this September with the Diocese Retreat in Muskoka! Led by Philip and our amazing volunteers Blessington, Emily, and Lianne, the youth group typically meets every second Friday night from 7 - 9 pm. We have fun with various games and activities, both inside and outside the church. Some examples of past events include painting, movie nights, cooking, rock climbing, video games, etc.

We kicked off the new year with the Radiate winter Retreat at Pioneer Camp! With Bryan joining the team he is excited to build on the already existing youth group programming. If you have any ideas or suggestions Bryan is always happy to hear them! He is looking to develop a tightly-knit youth group and explore further opportunities for the youth to be involved and engaged in our communities and in faith.

Some of what we do together:

  • read The Bible
  • pray for each other
  • ask questions
  • play Dungeons & Dragons
  • have fun!

Also confirmation and baptisms!

The Saint Matt’s Youth Prayer

co-written by the youth, using the format of Mary's Magnificat

Our souls praise the Lord.
In our presence now we have joy
because of God our Saviour.

For he acknowledges us common people,
and from now on all families
will call us strengthened.

For God is the Resilient One and sacred,
and he has done brilliant things for us.
He shows empathy to our family and yours
To all who pay attention and listen to him.

His powerful hand has done big things!
He has scattered the arrogant and rude and unkind.

He has brought down the celebrities from their platforms
and brings up the selfless to high places.
He has filled the hungry with delicious and nutritious food
And sent the rich away with empty hands.
He has helped his workers and remembered to be gracious.

He made this promise to our ancestors, to Abraham
and to those who have faith in God forever.