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.

 

ONE-TIME SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Event/Opportunity Date/Location Description Coordinator/Contact Person Sign-Up Sheet
HomeFront

Saturday, October 23rd.

A home in Branford owned by a veteran has been identified by the HomeFront organization as an ideal candidate for rehabbing.  If you are interested in helping reach out to Ron Shea

Ron Shea, [email protected]

 

Baby Bottle Drive

Weekend of Oct 30-31, St. Mary and St. Therese after Masses

Life and Dignity will be having a bottle change collection for St Gianna Pregnancy Center this month.  We would like teens to help Collect Bottles back at the October 30-31 Masses.
 
If you are interested in helping reach out to Kim at [email protected]

Kim Reinwald [email protected]

 

Jesus Takeover

Saturday, November 13 7-9pm.  St. Dominic Church in Southington

Jesus Takeover is a worship event centered on the Holy Eucharist. This gathering gives teens the opportunity to experience Adoration, confession if they choose, testimony and fellowship with peers and adults within the Archdiocese.  Manna, a band from Boston will be providing live contemporary music for the event. It is open to all, teens and adults, so we encourage families to attend as well!
 
If enough people are interested we will get a carpool going!  Please RSVP to Kim by Wednesday, November 10th.

Kim Reinwald [email protected]

 

 

ONGOING SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Event/Opportunity

Date

Description

Coordinator/Contact Person

Sign-Up Sheet

Youth Ministry Events Ongoing throughout the year

Click here to see all our upcoming events!

To Sign Up in Advance: Highshool Click Here

Middle School Click Here

Kim Reinwald [email protected]

To Sign Up in Advance: Highshool Click Here

Middle School 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]

 
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]

 

Community Dining Room (Online Option)

Ongoing

*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

 

Ongoing

*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  
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]
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SqAYE9l3ysk_tXxdAkEcZflZL5mHsMRyrZxdQrozn1Q/edit?usp=sharing

Prayer Shawl, Baby Blankets, and Baptism Bibs Knitting Ministry

 

Ongoing

*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]
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XbKaa1p03Hk9KdIwmQv8lzr1ivpaSo_oNpXbeEW5CEI/edit?usp=sharing

Spiritual Act of Mercy: Pray for the Sick

 

Ongoing

*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]

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v0jIwoQ6apEuC1p1lNnbysIFJOFVm9fu4M89IugbjWE/edit#gid=0

Catechist Assistant

Ongoing

*Currently on hold due to coronavirus

Help lead Faith Formation classes with an adult catechist Regina Martindale & Steve Schambach, [email protected]

Grades K-4: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Yn5Q1UEeZv0uGp-fY_WL09aaevGqnt3Hzsc-2lHnSnE/edit?usp=sharing


Grades 5-8: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Yn5Q1UEeZv0uGp-fY_WL09aaevGqnt3Hzsc-2lHnSnE/edit?usp=sharing

Assist at Mass Ongoing *Currently on hold due to coronavirus 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]

St. Mary Choir: Jorge Prego, [email protected]

St. Therese Choir: Warren Gohsler, [email protected]

Ushers: [email protected]

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hfK7scDZjLNwk1ik1E7JE6tuCUC9qq6i4TwEvS6t4i8/edit?usp=sharing
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]

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dNpcqVOQNNvFSDZfO8JP00B36FW49YNw6_i14KXgBog/edit?usp=sharing

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]
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WRAjMe-rm9dYvu6OEfIG9KaOS9G1ori__snljEC5yVQ/edit?usp=sharing
Clean St. Therese Church Ongoing *Currently on hold due to coronavirus Monthly polishing, dusting, mopping, etc. at St. Therese Church Nick Corso,
[email protected]
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_K7ugVIwv8rR8mhWi3p6HbtL0HhKrKCxyibS5Fyvtco/edit?usp=sharing
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)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pwjA_uy60YDLyjkmvJeKx7s5onfh4DjHBK9oXdD3oTE/edit?usp=sharing
Pro-Life Ministry Ongoing *Currently on hold due to coronavirus Participate in activities and events that promote awareness and support for Pro-Life Duane Hallgren, 203-483-9064 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JcEhCxJB5Quu_JetsXpngwVHzCbiGDTcFTJuHoVNDy0/edit?usp=sharing
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]
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_K7ugVIwv8rR8mhWi3p6HbtL0HhKrKCxyibS5Fyvtco/edit?usp=sharing