Youth Ministry/ Teen Life
Coordinator: Deacon Matthew Bartlett
Goals and Purpose: Looking for fun and fellowship? A closer relationship with God? A comfortable place in the church community? Life Teen is a youth group fellowship and ministry opportunity for high school students in grades 9-12. Meeting weekly, high school students are introduced to a variety of experiences from skits and games, to Benediction and different styles of prayer, to in-depth Bible and theological studies. Whatever your age, personality, interests or social group, we have something for everyone! In a warm, supportive environment, students encourage each other to take Faith to the next level.
Helpful Attributes: Good adult role models who love interacting with students; practicing Catholics with good working knowledge of the Catholic Faith.
Time Commitment: Weekly 5:30pm Mass and Life Teen, planning sessions, occasional weekend trips or retreats (voluntary).
Fingerprinting Required: Yes. The Diocese requires adults who work with minors to go through two steps when entering ministry. First, they must be fingerprinted by the Diocese (www.diocesepb.org lists locations for fingerprinting). Second, each adult volunteer must attend a seminar called “Protecting God’s Children” which helps adults spot signs of abuse and traits of abusers in order to better protect our students. Additional training may be required to help volunteers acquire solid Youth Ministry skills to effectively reach or teens.
Meeting Schedule: Sunday evenings from 6:30pm-8:00pm (after 5:30pm Mass)
Magnificat (A Ministry to Catholic Women)
Coordinator: Angie Leggio
Phone: 772-781-1756 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We meet four times a year.
And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her house"
- Luke 1:56
The Word of God tells us that Mary visited her relative Elizabeth. It was during these three months that these two women, awaiting the births of their sons, joined together to praise and worship God. They strengthened each other by prayer, by song, by action and by the sharing of meals.
Magnificat is a ministry to Catholic women. Its purpose is to help Catholic women open more and more to the Holy Spirit through a deeper commitment of their lives to Jesus as Lord and to impart the Holy Spirit to one another by their love, service, and sharing the good news of salvation. It thus provides opportunities which will foster a desire to grow in holiness. Magnificat ministers to those women in and out of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal whose faith in the person of Jesus Christ has allowed them to believe in the activity of God’s spirit in their lives. It also has great appeal to those women who may be struggling with faith or who have lost touch with the Church. It can be a valuable evangelistic tool.