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
Clean St. Mary Kitchen TBD
6:30-8 PM,
St. Mary Hall
Help clean and organize the church kitchen for Columbus House, Midnight Run, and other ministries Joan Pirtel https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WRAjMe-rm9dYvu6OEfIG9KaOS9G1ori__snljEC5yVQ/edit?usp=sharing
Lean to Knit/Sew
TBD, St. Mary Hall Learn to Knit/Sew Prayer Shawls, Baptism Blankets, & Baptism Bibs Rosemary Rubsam https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XbKaa1p03Hk9KdIwmQv8lzr1ivpaSo_oNpXbeEW5CEI/edit?usp=sharing
Coffee and... Sun, Jan 26th after 10:00 AM Mass at St. Mary Provide baked goods and/or help the Cornerstone Brothers serve coffee and treats after the 10AM Mass every 4th Sunday of the month Michael Cassello https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pwjA_uy60YDLyjkmvJeKx7s5onfh4DjHBK9oXdD3oTE/edit?usp=sharing
Set Up for MLK Breakfast
Saturday, January 18, 1:00-2:30 PM at Branford High School Commons

Help set up for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

MaryAnn Pellegrino https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13yvZkRMByxurf2SBXY6mJPW3rDxj7UjnzOG60MG7EWY/edit?usp=sharing
Serve at the MLK Breakfast
Monday, January 20, 7:45-11:45AM at Branford High School Commons

Help serve at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, and clean up

 

MaryAnn Pellegrino

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13yvZkRMByxurf2SBXY6mJPW3rDxj7UjnzOG60MG7EWY/edit?usp=sharing
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 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JcEhCxJB5Quu_JetsXpngwVHzCbiGDTcFTJuHoVNDy0/edit?usp=sharing

 

ONGOING SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Event/Opportunity

Date

Description

Coordinator/Contact Person

Sign-Up Sheet

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]

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hfK7scDZjLNwk1ik1E7JE6tuCUC9qq6i4TwEvS6t4i8/edit?usp=sharing
Spiritual Act of Mercy: Pray for the Sick
Ongoing

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

Jenny Smith

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

Catechist Assistant Ongoing 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

Pro-Life Ministry Ongoing 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
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)
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 Maria Batick
Rosemary Rubsam
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XbKaa1p03Hk9KdIwmQv8lzr1ivpaSo_oNpXbeEW5CEI/edit?usp=sharing
Clean St. Mary Kitchen Ongoing (monthly) Help clean and organize the church kitchen for Columbus House, Midnight Run, and other ministries Joan Pirtel https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WRAjMe-rm9dYvu6OEfIG9KaOS9G1ori__snljEC5yVQ/edit?usp=sharing
Coffee and... Ongoing (monthly 4th Sunday) Provide baked goods and/or help the Cornerstone Brothers serve coffee and treats after the 10:00 AM Mass at St. Mary every 4th Sunday Michael Cassello https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pwjA_uy60YDLyjkmvJeKx7s5onfh4DjHBK9oXdD3oTE/edit?usp=sharing
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] https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VdDbaSYmf2d4uiVnWLY7EqbVoIdsF9VoURveEOo_8j8/edit?usp=sharing
Clean St. Therese Church Ongoing Monthly polishing, dusting, mopping, etc. at St. Therese Church Mark Eschrich https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_K7ugVIwv8rR8mhWi3p6HbtL0HhKrKCxyibS5Fyvtco/edit?usp=sharing
Yard Work and Shoveling at St. Therese Church Ongoing Weeding, raking, and snow shoveling on an as-needed basis Mark Eschrich https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_K7ugVIwv8rR8mhWi3p6HbtL0HhKrKCxyibS5Fyvtco/edit?usp=sharing
Organize/Clean Faith Formation Office and Materials Ongoing Clean/Organize office space and Faith Formation Materials at both churches as needed Regina Martindale https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SqAYE9l3ysk_tXxdAkEcZflZL5mHsMRyrZxdQrozn1Q/edit?usp=sharing