Youth Service Opportunities

Please see the list below for parish Youth Service Opportunities, especially for teens in our Confirmation program.


With any questions, please contact Jenny Smith, Confirmation Coordinator, at [email protected]. To sign up for a specific event, please click on the link under each one.




Date/Location Description Coordinator/Contact Person Sign-Up Sheet

Blackstone Library’s Mini Golf Event

Friday, April 28th from 4:30 to 6:30, Sunday, April 30th from 3:30 to 5:30, Blackstone Library

Teen volunteers are needed to help with the setup on Friday, April 28th from 4:30 to 6:30 and break down on Sunday, April 30th from 3:30 to 5:30. There are also other opportunities for the weekend. For more info email Tina at [email protected].

Tina at [email protected]  

Little Folks Fair on the Guilford Town Green

June 3, 2023, Guilford Green

The Community Nursery School in Guilford is looking for volunteers volunteers who are 12 years and older to assist at the various booths and help out throughout the day. For more info and to sign up go to:

Paige Keefe [email protected]  

Branford Fest with BACA

June 17th at 6:00am, Branford Green Outside BACA

The Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance is looking for 8-10 Volunteers to Help set up for the Branford Fest on June 17th at 6:00am (Free Pancake Breakfast will be provided!) Please sign up here or email Kim at [email protected] for more info.

Kim at [email protected]   

K4J Vacation Bible School

Monday, August 14th - Friday, August 18th from 9:30am-12:30pm at St. Therese

Teen and Adult Volunteers are needed to help run K4J this summer.  If interested in more information email Kim at [email protected]

Kim at [email protected]  






Coordinator/Contact Person

Sign-Up Sheet

Mass Livestream Assistant Ongoing starting at the end of Summer and through the school year

We are looking for an
adult or teen to join the Live-Stream Ministry and assist with the weekly live-streaming of Sunday Mass. Contact Jorge Prego, Parish Music Director and Live-Stream Producer, at [email protected] or 203-488-1607, ext. 122.

Jorge Prego, [email protected] or 203-488-1607, ext. 122.


Youth Ministry Events Ongoing throughout the year

Click here to see all our upcoming events!

To Sign Up in Advance: Click Here

Kim Reinwald [email protected]

To Sign Up in Advance: Click Here

Sewing Baptismal Bibs Ongoing

Volunteers needed to make Baptismal bibs for babies baptized in our parish. No experience necessary. Help tracing and cutting fabric, ironing, or folding is appreciated - as well as light sewing. Reach out to Rosemary Rubsam at [email protected]

Rosemary Rubsam at [email protected]


ESCA After School Volunteering


ESCA is looking for teens 16+ to help with their after-school program.  If you are interested in more information reach out to Kim at [email protected]

Kim Reinwald [email protected]


Community Dining Room (Online Option)


*Fully Online Option

Food donation to Community Dining Room (boxes in both churches)

Most needed: cereal; juice; canned fruits, beans, soups, veggies; canned tuna and chicken; pasta, rice, and lentils.

No Contact; Ongoing Parish Effort.

Boxes at both St. Mary and St. Therese


Columbus House


Ongoing (3rd Wednesday/Month) 

*Fully Online Option

Join our email list of Donors for monthly meal ingredients Jenny Smith,
[email protected]
Email [email protected] to be added to the montly email list

Amistad House

Ongoing (2nd Sunday/Month)

*Fully Online Option

Supplying homemade Desserts/Snacks and/or also assisting in maintaining the property (lawn mowing) for the Amistad House in New Haven. Jenny Smith,
[email protected]
Email Jenny Smith [email protected] for more info

Senior Smiles: Gifts for the Elderly



*Fully Online Option

Donate cards, drawings, notes, or painted faith rocks to the collection box outside of the Parish Office

Jenny Smith,
[email protected]


Blessing Bags Collection 


*Fully Online Option

Donate travel sized toiletry items and socks for the Midnight Run Blessing Bag Collection in the containers provided Pat Caprolione  
Catechist Assistant


Help lead Faith Formation classes with an adult catechist Regina Martindale & Steve Schambach, [email protected]  
Assist at Mass Ongoing A wonderful way to serve God and your parish by assisting at weekend Masses as an alter server, lector, choir member, or usher, either at St. Mary or St. Therese Church.

Altar Serving & Lectors: Robin Filardi, [email protected]

Choir/Youth Ensemble: Jorge Prego, [email protected]

Ushers: [email protected]

Organize/Clean Faith Formation Office and Materials Ongoing Clean/Organize office space and Faith Formation Materials at both churches as needed Regina Martindale
[email protected]

Prayer Shawl, Baby Blankets, and Baptism Bibs Knitting Ministry



*Fully Online Option

Learn to knit and create and pray over shawls and blankets for the homeless, elderly, and the ill, as well as make blankets for the babies baptized at our parish and Baptism Bibs during the ceremony Rosemary Rubsam,
[email protected]

Spiritual Act of Mercy: Pray for the Sick



*Fully Online Option

Teens will receive a list of the parish sick, a rosary if they'd like, and guidance on praying.

Jenny Smith
[email protected]

Life and Dignity Ministry Ongoing Participate in activities and events that promote awareness and support for Pro-Life

Catherine Shannon [email protected]


Community Dining Room (In Person)

Next Date: TBD

We are starting back to in-person volunteering at CDR 1-2 Tuesdays a month from 4-7pm to distribute meals to families. If you’re interested in being added to the list of volunteers – please email Kim or Jenny to let us know.

Kim Reinwald,
[email protected]

Jenny Smith,
[email protected]


Children's Liturgy of the Word
Sunday at 9AM Mass at St. Therese *Currently on hold due to coronavirus

Help with the Children's Liturgy of the Word during the 9AM Mass every Sunday, except for the 1st Sunday

Regina Martindale
[email protected]

Clean St. Mary Kitchen Ongoing (monthly) *Currently on hold due to coronavirus Help clean and organize the church kitchen for Columbus House, Midnight Run, and other ministries Nick Corso,
[email protected]
Clean St. Therese Church Ongoing *Currently on hold due to coronavirus Monthly polishing, dusting, mopping, etc. at St. Therese Church Nick Corso,
[email protected]
Coffee and... Ongoing (monthly 1st & 4th Sundays) *Currently on hold due to coronavirus Provide baked goods and/or help the Hospitality Committee and Cornerstone Brothers serve coffee and treats after the 10:00 AM Mass at St. Mary Maureen McAvay (1st Sundays)

Michael Cassello (4th Sundays)
Yard Work and Shoveling at St. Therese Church Ongoing *Currently on hold due to coronavirus Weeding, raking, and snow shoveling on an as-needed basis Nick Corso,
[email protected]