Recently I sat down with Mason Fredenberg, our new Youth Minister, to get to know him a little better.
Fr. P: You’re from Mission Viejo, right? Where did you go to high school?
Mason: Yes, I’m from Mission Viejo, and I went to Santa Margarita Catholic High School.
Fr. P: Did you participate in youth ministry during your high school years?
Mason: Yes, I enjoyed the youth ministry at Solano parish, and got involved with things like the youth band, core team, and other programs. I also got involved with the great campus ministry at Santa Margarita Catholic High School
Fr. P: Is it fair to say that your interest in theology, religion, and ministry was nurtured by your participation in youth ministry activities?
Mason: Yes, my involvement in youth ministry planted the seed of interest, which then grew through life experience.
Fr. P: Well, you certainly pursued that interest in a big way by getting a B.A. and M.A. in theology, and going through a great ministry program through Notre Dame Unversity. Now that you are here, what are your hopes for the young people of St. Edward the Confessor and San Felipe de Jesús?
Mason: My hope is that all youth will find themselves welcomed here, and that they will find here the space to grow in understanding the God who loves them.
Please join me in welcoming Mason to our parish.Let’s pray for him and for all the youth of our parish.