Youth Minister: Katie Scanlon LeBlanc firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Augustine YOUTH MINISTRY —> Youth Ministry LOTS happening <—– details here
- TUESDAY, AUGUST 25th (NEWSLETTER MAILING DAY!) – PRISON MINISTRY NEWSLETTER THE Day was a success – check it out here
- SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th: St. Augustine PARISH FAIR: HELP NEEDED!! (8 moreTEENS NEEDED!!) email Katie: email@example.com
- SERVICE DAY for POPE Francis VISIT!! SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th : 8am- Noon! ALTHOUGH we won’t be seeing the Pope as he will be in PHILLY, we are going to be Commemorating his visit with doing Service!! LIMITED TO 100 Teens.
- SERVICE- POPE Weekend <—–form here
- HIKE FOR HOPE: Lazarus House. Sunday, October 4th : (1pm start) SAVE THE DATE! WALK or VOLUNTEER with a friend of make some there! RAISE FUNDS, HOPE, AWARENESS for HOMELESSNESS
- SERVING SATURDAY: UNITAS DAY OF SERVICE!! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28th : 8am- 1:30pm. (limited to 75 teens!) LOTS of ADULTS NEEDED! (EMAIL Katie to Secure your spot)
FYI on upcoming Mission Trips:
- UNITAS DOMINICAN MISSION TRIP- 2016! FEBRUARY 13th– FEBRUARY 20th – JUNIORS and SENIORS! (TWO BOY SPOTS OPEN!)
- UNITAS PHILLY MISSION TRIP-2016! APRIL 17th– APRIL 22nd. (8 spots open)
- UNITAS SUMMER LOCAL MISSION TRIP: JUNE 26- JUNE 30th – FRESHMAN- SENIORS! Please check out this clip – Summer UNITAS 2015
AND – DON’T forget to sign up for RANDOM REFLECTIONS by emailing Katie. I SEND ALL UPDATED VOLUNTEER OPTIONS from this email list!
HOPE TO SEE SOME OF YOU at these upcoming events!!
ADULTS needed to Assist with Youth Ministry: We need adults in many capacities! Details below on how to get involved. (also email Katie and she will be in touch)
Youth Ministry Mission
“If you want God to hear your prayers, hear the voice of the poor. If you wish God to anticipate your wants, provide those of the needy without waiting for them to ask you.” ~St. Thomas of Villanova
The dual focus of the St. Augustine Youth Ministry is SERVICE and PRAYER. We provide opportunities for all teens (grade 9-12) to grow in their faith while encouraging peer leadership within our church community through UNITAS Service Experiences which include service days, service missions and immersion weeks.
All UNITAS Service Experiences incorporate four pillars as the focus for the week
Summer UNITAS Mission – Each summer, St Augustine teens participate in a week long service opportunity to various local organizations such as Lazarus House, Habitat for Humanity’s Re-Store, the Paul Center, Lawrence’s Community Day Program, and many more.
Leadership and Evangelization
There are many leadership roles for teens within the parish and also specifically in Youth Ministry which include:
- Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers, Altar Server, and Hospitality
- Religious Education Teachers
- Assisting at Prayer Nights and the monthly Teen Masses
- Participating in the week long mission trips
If you are a teen, and in Leadership, please pick up your Leadership t-shirt to wear when you are ministering as a teen leader in our parish.
Keep in touch – Katie sends out a weekly Random Reflections via email which is a scripture based challenge. During lent this is a daily “email challenge”. Email Katie to get on this Random Reflection List.
How You Can Help
St. Augustine Youth Ministry is always in need of help from both teens and adults. Assistance is needed in various forms such as time spent volunteering, monetary donations, and, of course prayer!
Check Out Photos and Videos from Past Activities
- Unitas Winter in the Dominican Republic
- Unitas Spring – the PHILLY Trip
- Unitas Summer
- Unitas Day – Serving Saturday
- UNITAS MOMENTS – quick service projects
- IMEC monthly service
- Yearly Stations of the Cross
- 2015 March for Life
- Hike for Hope
Service Hours Form – All teens in Confirmation should keep track of service hours and submit in May each year) For those who do 100 hours or MORE, we will be highlighting your accomplishments and those who do more than 500 and 1000 we will be acknowledging you as a Senior.