Youth Ministry

 

Youth Ministry at St. Matthew Parish!

Youth Night info from Shaun:

I want to happily announce that Youth Nights will be returning this week, on Wednesday August 12th!  Note that there will be a few changes to Youth Nights going forward.

  1. We will continue having virtual Youth Nights as we were in May and June.  However, we will only be having 1 virtual Youth Night each week, for both Middle School and High School.  This will be Wednesday nights from 7-8:15 pm.  The format will be an icebreaker opening question, followed by a faith trivia game (this week we will be playing Jeopardy), and will end with lectio divina and prayer.  I will send out the link to the video conference service we will be using 10-15 minutes in advance.
  2. Per new diocesan guidelines for virtual meetings with youth, I will need written permission from parents/guardians for any youth who wish to participate.  Please fill out the attached permission slip before your child attends a virtual Youth Night.  You can drop this form off at the parish office during regular hours (Monday-Thursday 9-noon), put it in the black mail box beside the parish office door, or can give it to a member of the parish staff after one of the masses.  If you have any difficulties getting the permission slip to me before next Wednesday and your child does want to attend that night, please let me know and we will make it work!
  3. Volunteers are needed!  Per youth protection guidelines, I will need an adult chaperone, who is up-to-date with their youth protection training, to be on the call during each virtual youth night.  For those of you who have volunteered in the past, please consider doing so again, and please let me know as soon as you can what your availability for the month of August is.

 I am currently exploring the possibility of in-person outdoor gatherings for the rest of the summer and into the fall, separate from our weekly Youth Nights.  More details will be available in the coming weeks as I gauge interest and schedules, but for now, I can say it will likely be Friday or Saturday nights, and will involve watching various media/pop culture (including but not limited to movies and TV shows/specials), and then reflecting on them from a faith-based perspective.  Please let me know if you would be interested in coming to these to be physically in community, relax while watching something fun and uplifting as a group, and grow in your faith all at the same time!

Youth Night Permission Form

 

 

Picture above: Our Teen Social Night at Roller Kingdom!

New to youth ministry and joining us for the first time?? AWESOME, we're so glad you're joining us! When you join us, just fill out this permission slip here and bring it with you! Youth Ministry Info Form    

Youth Night Schedule!
Middle School Youth Night: Wednesday's 7:30-8:30pm after the 7pm Mass
 
High School Youth Night: Sunday's 7-8:30pm after the 6pm Youth Mass 
 
 
*Bake night will be expanding! Because there is such a desire for this program, Peter is working to coordinate and offer two bake nights a month instead of just one. More details to come!
 
*We will be offering another Teen Bible Study course in March! It will be a four week course happening every Sunday in March from 7-8:30pm. The topic will focus on what the Bible and Church teaches around marriage, and yes that topic is relevant to you as a teenager! Scholar Shaun will be able to answer questions on this topic, and Raelene will be there to guide you through conversation and reflection! RSVP TO SIGN UP! Sign up sheet is attached.
 
*We are taking signups for the Steubenville East Youth Conference this summer!*
 
Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.” -Psalm 80:3 RSV
 
Hey there high schoolers (or soon to be in summer 2020)! Registration will be opening soon for Steubie 2020, and I wanted to get the word out to you ASAP so you can put it on your schedule so that you won't miss this AMAZING EVENT! The line up this year is lit, as you kids call it, (insert fire emoji) with some well known and very popular speakers! Father Mike Schmitz, Jason Evert, Joel Stepanek and Katie Prejean McGrady are those included in the team that will be leading this event!
 
Details: Friday July 10- Sunday July 12th 2020 in Kingston, RI and accommodations  will be at URI
 
Peace in Christ,
Shaun

 

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EMAIL: The youth minister at [email protected]

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