The Athletic Ministry is one component of St. John the Baptist Catholic Community's comprehensive youth ministry program.
This program enables the partnership of parents, coaches, priests, religious and adult leaders to manage and support a sports program that allows youth to grow in their relationship with God and come to better understand themselves and the Catholic faith.
Such a Program...
employs healthy, safe and enjoyable competition to promote the sharing of gospel values among athletes, parents and coaches.
assists parish leadership in nourishing the emotional, spiritual, social and physical needs of young people.
encourages young people to appreciate the gifts that they possess, and challenges them to share these gifts with their community.
allows youth to witness the life of Christian discipleship in their coaches and adult leaders.
encourages youth to become active members of our faith community.
"Sport is a human activity of great value, able to enrich people's lives."
- Pope Francis