Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry is a chance for us to share God’s little blessing with others.  We help share God's Word with our one another in the things we do. Youth Ministry is learning more about our faith beyond Faith Formation classes, it is as simple as living the life lessons learned at home and school and reaching out in our community. We fellowship and share with our peers doing rewarding activities. There is something for everyone in Youth Ministry, middle school (6th - 8th grades), high school (9th - 12th grades), and young adults (ages 18 - 25). All Youth Ministry activities are open to all our youth from both Catholic and public schools and friends of all faiths. A Catholic Christian perspective will be our focus at all times. Add your ideas to ours and make good things happen.

If you are interested in helping out, or have suggestions to offer, please contact the Youth Ministry Office at 342-8861- ask for Lucianne.

Christian Service

The life and teachings of Jesus call us to reach out and serve those in need. Our Youth ministry group strives to teach Catholic social action to help our youth understand their responsibility of Christian witness and service. St. Teresa's youth group meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the school library.  Service opportunities are available to all youth 7th - 12th grade.

Mass Ministries

Youth in various liturgical roles, such as lectors, cantors, Eucharistic Ministers, and altar servers are very welcome and desired. As a minimal requirement, it is expected that those who fulfill these roles are baptized Roman Catholic and have received their First Communion. They need not be confirmed. There is no specific age requirement for these various liturgical roles. For more information please call the Parish Office at 342-8861.

Retreat Information

There are several retreats throughout the year tailored for teens and young adults. St Teresa Parish attempts to share this information as soon as it is available. If you have any questions regarding retreats, please contact the Parish Office at 342-8861.

Rice Bowl Program

Our youth participate in the Lenten Rice Bowl Program which assists our youth in understanding the needs of our world wide community.  Their contributions help alleviate the sufferings of hunger and poverty in our local community and throughout the world.  Collection boxes are distributed at the beginning of Lent and returned by Palm Sunday each year.  

A Scout is Reverent

All Girl Scouts (Brownies, Juniors, and Cadets) and Boy Scouts (Cubs, Webelos, and Scouts) are encouraged to earn their religious medals and patches for their rank. The Youth Ministry Office can assist Scouts in earning these achievements. 

EnviroSMART Ink Cartridge Recycling

Most of our parishioners have printers at home along side their computers and many times we mindlessly throw away empty ink cartridges when we replace them. As a fundraiser, this project not only helps the environment, but also helps raise money for youth ministry programs. Postage free "baggies" are available to mail in the used cartridges.