Youth Ministry

StAY . . . St. Aloysius Youth

Our high school teens are invited to come together in prayer, worship and service as we walk with them on their journey of faith.

St. Aloysius offers a Teen Mass on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. The StAY Choir and Praise band sets the tone for our teen-friendly celebration of the Eucharist with upbeat, contemporary music blended with traditional hymns and liturgical responses. Teens serve as lectors to proclaim the readings and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. Mass Captains (teams of adults and teens), coordinate teens that serve as ushers and gift bearers. Please contact Chris Otis, Director of Youth & Family Ministry to get involved in the many roles that are available to our teens at the Teen Mass.

We offer a monthly Teen Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a Teen Rosary Group and before school Masses on all Holy Days of Obligation when school is in session, as well as a Summer Teen Bible Study.

St. Aloysius has a mission of engaging high school teens in service to our brothers and sisters in need. We are a part of Bishop Caggiano’s Catholic Service Corps which aims to foster Catholic identity by uniting young people to be the face of Christ in service to others. Service opportunities including midnight/breakfast runs to feed the homeless in NYC, service in the New Covenant House of Hospitality Soup Kitchen and the Thomas Merton Food Pantry, work with children in need through Breakthrough Options in Norwalk, Thorpe Family Residence in the Bronx, Missionaries of Charity in Bridgeport, relationships with individuals with special needs through our St. A’s Buddies ministry and MORE!  Mission trip opportunities are offered twice a year, as are special dramatic presentations through Religious Education/Vacation Bible School and the annual presentation of the Living Stations of the Cross during Lent for the parish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is our desire to bring our teens together with the many faith filled young Catholics in our diocese who are striving to life a Christ-centered life.  The spiritual support of our youth is at the forefront of Bishop Caggiano’s mission.  We take St. Aloysius contingents to all diocesan youth events including Fan the Fire, Convivio and Catholic Service Corps opportunities.

Information on upcoming opportunities can be found on this page, in the bulletin and on the St. Aloysius Catholic Church Youth Ministry Facebook page. Special email blasts are also sent to teens and parents of our high school teens.  For more information or to be added to the email list, please contact Chris Otis at youth@starcc.com or 203-652-1154.

We are always in need of adult mentors (21+) to help shepherd our young people.  If you feel called to give of your time and talent with our youth, please reach out to Chris Otis.

 

 

 


Forms and Notices


Youth Participant Form

Adult Participant Form

Email Authorization Form

  


SIGN UP FOR ALL YOUTH MINISTRY EVENTS AT signupgenius.com locating the signups under youth@starcc.com.


TEEN DINNER & ADORATION:
March 7th!
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Teen Adoration is held once a month usually on a Wednesday evening. Our Adoration evenings begin with dinner in the Youth Room at 7pm, followed by a Holy Hour, that features contemporary praise and worship music,
teen-friendly reflections and quiet time with our Lord. The Sacrament of Confession is also offered for our teens.


TEEN ROSARY: 
JOINING IN THE MYSTERY

March 28th!
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Open to all teens in 7th-12th grades!
Come be a prayer warrior and experience our new, even more teen friendly Rosary evening, which will have some of the components of our Teen Adoration . . . including music! 


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