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.



Event/Opportunity Date/Location Description Coordinator/Contact Person Sign-Up Sheet
Confirmation Ceremony & Reception Sun, April 19, 3:00 PM at St. Mary Church Help set up and pass out programs at the Confirmation ceremony and help with the reception or donate food

Jenny Smith
[email protected]

CT March for Life Wed, April 15, 12:00 PM in Hartford

Join our Pro-Life Ministry as we march in the first-ever CT March for Life in Hartford

Jenny Smith
[email protected]






Coordinator/Contact Person

Sign-Up Sheet

Coffee and... Ongoing (monthly 1st & 4th Sundays) 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)
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]

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

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

Ushers: [email protected]
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Sunday at 9AM Mass at St. Therese

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

Regina Martindale
[email protected]

Spiritual Act of Mercy: Pray for the Sick

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

Jenny Smith
[email protected]

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

Grades K-4:

Grades 5-8:

Social Action Youth Group Ongoing (monthly) Participate in monthly service/planning meetings and activities throughout the year to help those in need in the local area Jenny Smith, [email protected] (see table above for activities)
Columbus House Ongoing (3rd Wednesday) Help request Columbus House food donations, and bake brownies Jenny Smith,
[email protected]
Email [email protected] to be added to the montly email list
Pro-Life Ministry Ongoing Participate in activities and events that promote awareness and support for Pro-Life Duane Hallgren, 203-483-9064
Prayer Shawl, Baby Blankets, and Baptism Bibs Knitting Ministry Ongoing (monthly) Learn to knit at monthly meetings 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]
Clean St. Mary Kitchen Ongoing (monthly) Help clean and organize the church kitchen for Columbus House, Midnight Run, and other ministries Joan Pirtel
Creation Care Team Ongoing Through monthly planning meetings, acts to promote positive environmental change through education, individual action, and community outreach in the spirit of Pope Francis. We work to make a difference, create a more sustainable facility, and advocate for faith-informed climate policies Ann Hacker, [email protected]
Clean St. Therese Church Ongoing Monthly polishing, dusting, mopping, etc. at St. Therese Church Mark Eschrich
Yard Work and Shoveling at St. Therese Church Ongoing Weeding, raking, and snow shoveling on an as-needed basis Mark Eschrich
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]