How to show love and respect for God:
- Pray daily for self and others
- Receive the Sacraments
- Participate in the activities
- Be open, flexible, and have a servant's attitude
- Represent God in your words and actions
How to show love and respect for yourself:
- Drink plenty of water and make sure you eat all meals. This will allow you to fully participate and not be tired.
- Remember that you are the Temple of the Holy Spirit, present yourself accordingly
- If you must leave an activity, your adult chaperone should accompany you.
- Dress modestly – Clothing must cover all undergarments and midriffs. Bikini tops, low cut tops, mini skirts, short shorts, and shirts with vulgar language are not allowed.
How to show love and respect for others:
- Be safe. No horseplay or other potentially harmful actions. Leave pocket knives, lighters, or other hazardous materials at home. No skateboards, iPods, laptops or rollerblades.
- All words and actions you use should build up others and not injure.
- The facility must remain clean and undamaged.
- No outside visitors at the rally please.
- All aisles and the stage area must remain clear for safety reasons. Remain in your youth group's area at all times.
- Make sure that your actions during the activities do not distract others from hearing, seeing or praying
- All youth are expected to follow the above outlined expectations, direction of security and rally staff. Any instances of transgression of these policies, lack of cooperation or insubordination will be subjected to appropriate discipline and/or fines. Failure to comply may result in immediate dismissal of the participant, at the expense of the individual.
Catholic Servant Ministries, Inc. has very specific guidelines regarding modest dress. We ask that you strictly adhere to these policies. Also, please keep in mind that some rules apply specifically to males while others are directed to females.
- Shorts, skirts or dresses that are shorter than five inches above the knee while standing are prohibited.
- Skirts that reveal midriff are not permitted, nor are shirts that are too low cut from the neck area.
- Shirts, shorts or pants are not allowed to sag to the point of revealing one's undergarments while standing.
- During all liturgies and prayers, every male, youth or adult must remove and headwear. This includes all hats visors, headbands, bandanas, ect; this is more out of respect than modesty.
- Clothing that may appear to have an anti-Christian message will not be permitted.
- Shirts with writings that include crude language, promotion of alcohol or drug use, or suggestive material of a crude, sexual nature are prohibited.
- There will be no tolerance for cross dressing.
- Any individual wishing to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion for the Liturgical celebration is asked to wear long pants or a skirt.
- At such events where music is being played, many people often feel moved to dance. While we encourage, we feel it is necessary to remind you that no moves that appear tasteless and vulgar will be permitted. We invite you to have a great time, but please keep it clean!
"Purity requires modesty, an integral part of temperance. Modesty protects the intimate center of the person. It means refusing to unveil what should remain hidden. It is ordered to chastity to whose sensitivity it bears witness. It guides how one looks at others and behaves toward them in conformity with dignity of persons and their solidarity."
-Catechism of the Catholic Church #2521
"Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."
- 1 Timothy 4:12
"All things are lawful to me but not all things are helpful. I will not be enslaved by anything... the body is not for immortality, but for the Lord; but the immoral man sins against his own body. Do you not know that you are temples of the Holy Spirit within you... so glorify God in your body."
- 1 Corinthians 6: 11-20.