Youth Service/Ministry Opportunities

Please see the list below for parish Youth Service/Ministry 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/MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Event/Opportunity Date/Location Description Coordinator/Contact Person Sign-Up Sheet
Community Dining Room

Next Date: 5/11

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 Hawley,
[email protected]

Jenny Smith,
[email protected]

 

 

ONGOING SERVICE/MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Event/Opportunity

Date

Description

Coordinator/Contact Person

Sign-Up Sheet

Bible in a Year Podcast

Ongoing Daily

*Fully Online Option

Read along with Fr. Mike Schmitz with his new Podcast with Ascension press!  Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever else podcasts are available.  For more info click here: https://ascensionpress.com/pages/biy-registration

 

 

Community Dining Room

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 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]

 

LifeTeen Youth Groups

 

Next Meeting: May 3rd at 7:00pm, St. Therese Hall

Life Nights are a group for High Schoolers filled with games, fellowship, an inspiring talk, and a chance to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way.

Kim Hawley,
[email protected]

Email [email protected] to be placed on the email list.

Stronger Together - Bible Study

Every Tuesday at 7:00pm

In Person at St. Mary Hall

Stronger Together Bible Study is a space to learn how to read and understand the bible while also relating the passages from Mass each week to our own lives.  It's a safe space to also share the ups and downs of life, relationships, identity, and for self reflection and growth.
 
Bring a bible, pen, highlighter, and a journal!
 
We meet in person starting April 6th, but for those not comfortable yet there is an option to join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82190156696?pwd=OXVNS1pQUkRiRStyWGdmcSt3QXV3QT09

Meeting ID: 821 9015 6696
Passcode: summit

Kim Hawley,
[email protected]

Email [email protected] to be placed on the email list.

Growth Groups - Rosary Group

Every Wednesday at 7:00pm

*Fully Online Option

 
Meeting ID: 878 8455 8036
Passcode: hailmary

Kim Hawley,
[email protected]

Email [email protected] to be placed on the email list.
Creation Care Team

Ongoing Webinars:

April 22 - Plastics

May 20 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

June 17 - Energy

 

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 Kim Hawley,
[email protected] or Jenny Smith, [email protected]
Email [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
Social Action Youth Group Coming Soon Participate in monthly service/planning meetings and activities throughout the year to help those in need in the local area Jenny Smith, [email protected] Email [email protected] to be added to the email list.

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