G1 Youth Group is a ministry of the Heart of Peoria Catholic parishes in downtown Peoria. We are oriented toward helping teens encounter Christ and walk with Him in the midst of their daily lives. Our goal is to demonstrate the relevance that faith has in every dimension of daily life, provide practical formation to help teen disciples encounter Christ and live out his call to discipleship, and provide an environment where they can share an experience of authentic Christian joy and develop meaningful, Christ-centered friendships with one another.
Faith is not just about life after death. The life of heaven starts now! Jesus came that we might have life, and have it abundantly. Join us as we combine elements of fun, fellowship, and formation to grow together in Christian fellowship and learn through practical examples what our faith has to offer us and how we can live it out as teen disciples in the midst of the world around us. Even if you’re new to the faith, have questions or doubts about the faith, or are struggling in your faith, G1 is the place for you! Jesus promised that those who seek would find. Come join us as we seek to encounter Christ, who alone can fulfill the deepest longings and desires of our hearts.
G1 meets every Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM at the Franz Center. Membership is open to any teen between the ages of 12 to 18 who would like to join. If you’ve never had a chance to join us before, we’d love for you to come.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to Contact Us.
G1 Youth Group is consectrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the intercession of His most Immaculate Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. We entrust our ministry to her, asking her to keep us under the loving protection of her maternal gaze and to form us as her children so that we may grow in fellowship and love with one another and with our Lord Jesus.
G1 Youth Group is also under the patronage of Blessed Chiara Luce Badano, whose witness of joyful love in the midst of extraordinary suffering serves as an example and inspiration to teen disciples who, like her, seek to love and serve Christ with all their heart, mind, and soul.
Blessed Chiara Badano, pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us.