Wednesday Nights, 7pm-9pm
Director: Justin Castanza
Mission: Faith formation for High School youth.
(rising 9th graders through graduated Seniors)
Life Teen Youth Group is for teens in grades 9th through 12th. Meetings are on Wednesday nights during the school year. Dinner is provided at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall followed by faith building games and discussions encouraging teens to grow in their faith through worship, fellowship and service. Worship activities include: Mass, monthly Adoration and Confession. Weekly Activities may include: Peer Faith Talks, Peer led discussion groups and other fellowship building games. Special Activities may include: Christian bands/singers, guest speakers, Theology of the Body for Teens and Purity Talks. Faith Building Retreats and Fellowship may include: Archdiocese Search Retreat, ACYC (Archdiocese Youth Conference) Retreat, March for Life in Washington D.C., Parish Youth Group Retreats and Cove Crest Summer Camp. Service Opportunities and Fellowship may include: Altar servers, Ushers, Lectors, Youth Choir, 40 days for Life Campaign, Knights of Columbus Monthly Parish Breakfast, Parish Picnic, Youth Group Yard Sale, Teen aids during Religious Education Classes and Vacation Bible School, Decorating the Church for Christmas, Living Stations of the Cross and Meager Meal hosts and clean up.
Adult Volunteers: Need help with food for Life nights on Wednesdays and occasional set-up and break down. Also, need chaperons for youth trips and retreats.
Contact: Justin Castanza
Join the Holy Spirit Youth Group Remind group: text @mrcastanza to 81010
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The Sacrament of Confirmation:
Offered to teens in 11th grade. Students who attend Youth Group are given Confirmation applications and Sponsor forms. Prior to the date of the Sacrament, parents, teens and sponsors are asked to attend a brief meeting to turn in forms and discuss dress code and Confirmation Mass procedures. All are invited to the Confirmation Mass with Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi. Students wanting to be Confirmed are encouraged to attend Youth Group weekly where they will be given the opportunity to grow in their faith through worship, fellowship and service. Parents and sponsors who are looking for ways to offer support to teens on their faith journey could attend Mass regularly with their teen and encourage attendance at Wednesday night Youth Group including participation in worship, retreat and service opportunities.