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

Elderly Cheer

 

By December 13th.

*Fully Online Option

Donate Christmas cards, drawings, and faith rocks to the collection box in the church entrance way. (Or you can send a video singing/preforming an instrument of a Christmas Carol)

Jenny Smith,
[email protected]

 

Advent of Hope

Throughout Advent

*Fully Online Option

Devotionals emailed daily with a reflection, and videos.  Sign up here: Advent of Hope - Click Here Jenny Smith,
[email protected]
 
 

Throughout Advent

*Fully Online Option

At this time of joyful waiting and preparation, participate in making and praying around your own family Advent wreath -  make you own or renew an old tradition.  Take a picture of yours and send it to us! This is one of a thousand good resources on making and praying around your wreath: https://www.catholicicing.com/advent-wreaths-101-everything-you-need-to-know/
 
“Hey Father” video explaining the significance of the wreath: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN6y8ZVEnIc

Jenny Smith,
[email protected]

 

Family Advent Challenge: Prayer Corner

Throughout Advent

*Fully Online Option

Create a quiet place in your home for your family to meet throughout advent for prayer.

Suggestions: Add candles or advent wreath, bibles, prayer cards/devotional books, rosary beads, comfy seating, music, saint figurines/prints.

Send in your picture and it may be featured in the bulletin!

Kim Hawley

[email protected]

Kim Hawley

[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  

Social Action and Midnight Run ministries Holiday Collections

Due December 13th

*Fully Online Option

Holiday-themed pre-packaged desserts, snacks, juice boxes needed for the homeless in New Haven in partnership with Social Action and Midnight Run ministries. Collection boxes in both churches. Jenny Smith or Pat Caprolione [email protected]

Columbus House and New Reach Women/Children's Shelter

Due January 10th

*Fully Online Option

Crafts/hobbies for residents of Columbus House and New Reach Women/children's Shelter: adult+kid's coloring books, colored pencils, journals, small puzzles, puzzle books, small games, cards, small crafts, embroidery kits, small model kits Jenny Smith [email protected]

 

ONGOING SERVICE/MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Event/Opportunity

Date

Description

Coordinator/Contact Person

Sign-Up Sheet

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

Elderly Cheer

 

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

 

Ongoing Monthly

Next Meeting: 12/11 at 7:00pm

*Fully Online Option

Participate in monthly youth group activities.

Zoom ID: 816 5877 4485

Password: christmas

Kim Hawley,
[email protected]

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

Growth Groups - Book Club

Ongoing Tuesdays 11/24 and 12/8 at 4:00pm

*Fully Online Option

Reading and discussing the Book "Heaven is For Real"
 
Zoom ID: 852 6038 8188
Password: heaven

Kim Hawley,
[email protected]

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

Growth Groups - Rosary Group

Every Wednesday at 8:00pm

*Fully Online Option

Zoom ID: 878 8455 8036
Password: hailmary

Kim Hawley,
[email protected]

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

Ongoing Tuesdays 11/17, 12/1, 12/15

*Fully Online Option

Teens searching for support to share the ups and downs of life and their faith.

Highschool Zoom ID: 824 6960 4046

Password: stronger

Kim Hawley,
[email protected]
Email [email protected] to be placed on the email list.
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 October 25th at 2:00pm at St. Mary 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
Creation Care Team Ongoing *Currently on hold due to coronavirus 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   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VdDbaSYmf2d4uiVnWLY7EqbVoIdsF9VoURveEOo_8j8/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