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Antonio Marchi, Director

574-286-8740

Antioch Youth Ministry

222 W. Mishawaka Ave

Mishawaka, IN 46545

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About Us

Antioch is a Catholic youth community based out of St. Bavo, St. Joseph, and St. Monica Parishes in Mishawaka, Indiana, giving high school teens the opportunity to engage in intentional discipleship through prayer, catechesis, community, and service. Recognizing that the universal restlessness of the human heart finds its fruition only in communion with God, this ministry seeks to guide teens Heavenward along the Way of the Cross by fostering rich relationships with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

Teens involved in the Antioch community consistently experience a foretaste of Our Heavenly Home as they discover authentic joy in seeking to live out the Christian life here on Earth. Encountering the Lord alongside one another, they come face to face with Truth, Beauty, and Goodness communicated by Christ through the hands of His Church. All the while, each teen is given the opportunity to delight in a strong realization of his or her uniquely valued place in the Body of Christ, a deeper understanding of the Lord’s vast love and mercy, and a fervent desire to share this love as a light in a world that so desperately needs it.

 

Antioch Youth Ministry walks with teens on a path toward holiness through:

 

  • Weekly Antioch meetings forming both the heart and the mind in the richness of the faith

  • Weekly Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

  • Guys’ and girls’ groups—MANtioch and Daughters of the Queen—which meet several times each year to grow in authentic masculinity and femininity

  • Biannual Antioch Retreats offering teens and their peers the chance to step away from the noise of the world and concentrate on going deeper with Christ

  • Biennial pilgrimages opportunities

  • Community service work encouraging teens to share with others the love they first experience in the Lord through Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy

  • Pastoral support and spiritual guidance from the ministry team

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Although Antioch is steadfastly rooted in Catholic Christian worship, doctrine, and social teaching, teens of all backgrounds with an openness to the Christian life are welcome and encouraged to join us.

All high school teens with a sincere desire to explore the fullness of the Catholic faith are welcome to join Antioch community gatherings, as often as they are able.

Are you a high school teen interested in checking out Antioch for the first time? Take a look at what is happening at our weekly meetings and consider attending our upcoming Antioch retreat. Contact the youth minister for more information and/or to be added to our e-mail list.