Youth Ministry

High School Teens Needed for FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN THIS Sunday!

We need a teen contingent at our St. A's shift at Feed My Starving Children THIS Sunday from 12-2 pm at the NCHS cafeteria.  So, get your friends together, put on your Red StAY shirts and come help!

Just sign up at the sign up genius link below and I will get you into our St. A's group.  We need at least 20 of you to finish out our group.  Parents invited to attend as well.  Younger siblings must be accompanied by an adult!

Sign up asap at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DAFAD2CAAFB6-feed37

Rising Juniors & Seniors
Want to Be a Teen Leader in Youth Ministry Next Year?
St. Aloysius Youth Ministry offers teen leader opportunities to help our teens grow in discipleship and begin to emerge as Catholic leaders. Teens journey with Youth Minister Chris Otis to lead outreach and prayer/worship opportunities.  They are supported as they help plan and execute events, recruit peers to participate, lead team meetings and prayer, as well as gain confidence to stand as disciples of Christ as witnesses to our Catholic faith in the world.  Support of a virtus trained parent is encouraged. Attendance at Fall Teen Leader training with clergy and ongoing support of youth ministry opportunities other than their assigned ministry is required.  Participation in Summer Mission Trip or Steubenville Youth Conference is encouraged.

Interested?  Fill out the Interest Sheet at:

https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6878912/St-Aloysius-Youth-Ministry-Teen-Leader-Interest-Form

 

Trip to the Bronx to Take the Thorpe Children to the Playground
Wednesday, June 29
We will meet at 9:30 am and head to the Bronx for a morning of playground fun and games with these children in crisis.  Sign up at:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084dafad2caafb6-beabuddy38


The Youth Minister of St. Matthew in Norwalk and I have developed a Summer Mission Day of prayer, service and fellowship!  We are so excited to get our teens together to serve in the name of the Catholic Service Corps!  This day of service is open to those who are rising freshmen to graduated seniors.  Due to the requirements of one of our service sites, we have limited spots available and all teens must be at least 13 years old to participate.  This is a great option to do something with some of your teens, especially if you are not able to do our summer mission trip.

One of our service opportunities will be putting on a mini carnival and BBQ for Malta House - I know so many of you love those children, so I am hoping you will come participate in the day so that they will see some familiar faces!  Once we get our St. A's team set, we will get together to organize some carnival games!

We have also invited some of the other surrounding town parishes to bring teens to join us, so due our limited number of slots, I urge you to check your family calendar asap and sign up asap so that I can ensure that you can participate!

AT THIS POINT, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR ANY OF THE DONATIONS -- OUR PARISH IS IN CHARGE OF THE BBQ AT MALTA HOUSE AND WE MAY NEED DONATIONS FOR THAT!

Please sign up asap at:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084dafad2caafb6-summer18

There is a fee of $25 to participate and to help defray the costs of the day.  We have received a grant from the St. John Paul II Fund for Religious Education & Faith Formation to cover most of the costs and some scholarships.   If you need a confidential scholarship, please let me know.  You can send your check made out to St. Aloysius to my attention OR pay securely online noting that your payment is for SUMMER MISSION DAY - it is very impt to put DAY in the description!  The online payment link is:  https://starcc.isecuresites.com/product/YouthMinistry

We will need one additional virtus trained chaperone from our parish to join me and Jozie Bell.  Due to the scope of the day, all participants do need to be able to be present for the entire day.  If you are interested in being a chaperone, please reach out to me asap, as we need to save chaperone slots for other parishes.

It is going to be a great day and I hope that you can join us!!!



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and application!


Our Teens are Busy - Check out these Past Events!

First Summer Teen Bible Study

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St A's Celebrates our Graduating Seniors!

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Young Adult Holy Hour June 2022

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St A's Buddies - June Gathering

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Teen Adoration - May

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Malta House - May

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April - Thorpe Trip to the Bronx Zoo

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more about
YOUTH MINISTRY


Enjoy pictures of our teens putting their faith into action and like/follow our Youth Ministry Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/StAYNC/) for current opportunities or reach out via email to Chris Otis at youth@starcc.com.

You can also follow St. Aloysius Youth Ministry on Instagram at stay.nc
 

Teens ... Make a Spiritual New Year's Resolution for 2022
Romans 12:1-2 calls us to daily transformation of our minds so we can know and live out God’s will for us. "I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship. Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect."

Perhaps you will ask for God's help to:
Come to Mass EVERY Sunday

  • Attend 5pm Teen Mass with contemporary praise & worship band music and a "student section"
  • Participate in monetary stewardship. Every Sunday bring cash to put into the basket ... give up something for the week and give what you would have spent on it to GOD!

Consider attending Daily Mass once-a-week or even just once-a-month - Our first Before School Teen Mass will be on February 3

Read the Bible -- It's God's Word - Join us for Teen Bible Study

- Spend more time with God's Word and how it applies to your life as a teen in 2022! Watch for our new dates for Guy's Holy Hoops & Girl's Bible Study.

Pray Daily - Just talk to God or try a Catholic Prayer App like Hallow at https://hallow.com/ or in the app store!

Work on Overcoming What Tempts You - Develop habits that lead you closer to Christ

Join your peers in prayer, worship and service in Youth Ministry Watch for ways from our emails and by staying connected on social media.

Like and Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StAYNC/

We have 700 followers -- can we hit 1,000? Follow us on Instagram at stay.nc We have 225 followers -- can we hit 500?


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Check out this great article that the Fairfield County Catholic wrote about our Teens!


SIGN UP FOR ALL YOUTH
MINISTRY EVENTS

at 
signupgenius.com locating the signups under youth@starcc.com.

 

For information about any youth program or opportunity, please contact Chris Otis at 
203-652-1154 or 
youth@starcc.com to get involved