Youth Ministry

DON'T LET YOUR FAITH TAKE
A VACATION THIS SUMMER!


 

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY FOR A WORLD YOUTH DAY SCHOLARSHIP!

SIGN UP, PAY YOUR DEPOSIT & SUBMIT YOUR SCHOLARSHIP REQUEST LETTER BY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25!

Check it out at: WYD Lisbon 2023 - Official Promo Video - Bing video

Chris Otis will be leading her second World Youth Day Pilgrimage with teens from our parish and the diocese.  Join her and Bishop Caggiano for  a journey that illustrates to our young people the true nature of the Universal Catholic Church and the opportunity to be in the presence of our Holy Father, Pope Francis!  Limited spots available in our high school (Rising juniors - graduated seniors 16-18 yrs) and young adult (19+) tracts. Contact Chris Otis for more information at youth@starcc.com or sign up at https://formationreimagined.org/world-youth-day-and-pilgrimage-2023/

 

OTHER SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

Catholic Heart Workcamp Summer Mission Trip to Boston

July 9-14

Check it out at: Catholic HEART Promotional DVD: The Promo - Bing video

Limited Spots Available - See Attached Brochure & Sign Up ASAP!

Please Click Here to learn more....


Steubenville East Youth Conference

July 21-23 in Springfield Mass.

Check it out at: Steubenville Youth Promo - Bing video

Contact Chris Otis if interested in attending - we call it Emmaus on steroids!


Our Teens are Busy - Check out these Past Events!

September Teen Rosary

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Addiction Awareness Vigil

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First Summer Teen Bible Study

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St A's Celebrates our Graduating Seniors!

Please Click Here to view more photos
 

 

The Tim Tebow Night to Shine Prom is BACK!

They have asked for the help of St. Aloysius Youth Ministry to be buddies to help our friends with special needs enjoy a very special prom!

Friday, February 10th 6-9pm
(Snow Date is Saturday, February 11th)

Sign up to help as part of our St. A's contingent at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DAFAD2CAAFB6-beabuddy40

All buddies must go to a training session.  Please EMAIL JULIA AT julia@gracecommunity.info  to indicate which one of the two training sessions you will attend:

Thursday, January 12 or Thursday January 26 - 7-8pm at Grace Farms

ALSO PLEASE EMAIL: julia@gracecommunity.info


 StAY Connected to St. A's Youth Ministry on Facebook
AND Instagram! 

We are trying to build followers!!! 
Like and Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StAYNC/ 
Follow us on Instagram at stay.nc


StAY T-Shirts & Hoodies

Get your red StAY t-shirt for our Youth Ministry events.  They are in stock in the Youth Ministry office for $15. NEW THIS YEAR are our StAY Hoodies for $25!  

Want to sponsor one for one of our priests or Deacon Bill - let Chris Otis know!

Please Click Here to download the order form. Please order by September 23 to get in on our first order!


Is God Calling You to be a
Teen Reader?

We will be training new teen readers on Sunday, September 25 at our Annual Teen Reader Dinner immediately following the 5pm Teen Mass.  Reach out to Chris Otis if you are interested in serving in this very important liturgical ministry!

Current readers & new readers, sign up for the dinner at:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084dafad2caafb6-teen162


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


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 2023
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?


Need a little "Lord, I Need You" pick me up?

Please Click Here 


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