ADULTS wanting to Assist with Youth Ministry: Check out INFO on Form below: SAYouth Ministry Adult Support
Youth Minister: Katie Scanlon LeBlanc firstname.lastname@example.org
UPCOMING YOUTH MINISTRY EVENTS: (for ALL 9th-12th)
- SUMMER UNITAS MISSION: DEPOSITS DUE Now: Spots are STILL available! Limited to 55 teens! —->U.S.E.- 2015 <—— Unitas Service Experience: SUMMER MISSION! 20 SPOTS OPEN! Summer Mission Video (Informational Meeting for all teens (with a parent) will be in March)
“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: service days, service Mission and Immersion weeks. The teens also participate in monthly prayer nights and monthly Teen Masses.
Summer Mission Last summer, St Augustine teens participated 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 Heifer Farm in Rutland. Check out the video below for a recap of this transforming experience: Summer Mission Video
Dominican Republic Mission Trip:
Thanks to all those who sponsored the mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Check out this video tribute… Reflections from Jared, Lauren, Sean Our DR trip is Postponed this year! (we will be doing an IMMERSION Experiences to Philadelphia in Feb.)
Teen Stations – Check out this video: http://flipagram.com/f/tOHDwulCn9 Email Katie to be involved in this powerful presentation of the Last Steps of Christ. email@example.com
SERVICE HOURS FORM: (All teens in Confirmation keep track of your 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 we will be acknowledging you as a Senior.
Service Hours Form: FOR THOSE IN CONFIRMATION
- Prayer Nights
- Monthly Teen Masses – our teens take key liturgical roles such as lectors, musicians, Eucharistic Ministers and hospitality ministers STARTTING IN JANUARY: TEEN/Confirmation Monthly Masses will be at 1pm. DATES: January 11th- February 8th- March 8th- April 12th. 1pm Monthly Mass.
- Service opportunities: MANY….
- Winter & Spring & Summer Mission Trips (this year, Immersion Mission trips to Philly)
- Summer Mission Trip: FORM ABOVE: UNITAS SERVICE EXPERIENCE.
- Weekly Random Reflections – weekly email challenge usually based on daily scripture. During lent this is a daily “email challenge”. EMAIL Katie to get on this Random Reflection List. (TEENS ALSO SUBMIT PRAYERS OR CLIPS- THIS IS ENCOURAGED :)-
Leadership and Evangelization
We have MANY Juniors/Seniors taking leadership roles in various ministries within the parish as well as Youth Ministry. Here are a few:
- Prayer Nights – assistance needed!
- Service options – help as a “team leader” at many of the Mission trips.
- Monthly Teen/Confirmation Mass –
- Week long Winter/Spring/Summer Mission Trips
- Seeking teens to assist with Religious Education classes at various grade levels
- MANY ROLES for Teen SERVANT LEADERSHIP: LECTORS, Eucharistic Ministry, Altar Serving, Hospitality, Teachers and MORE! If you are a teen, and in Leadership, please pick up your Servant Leadership t-shirt to proudly wear when you are ministering as a teen leader in our parish.