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Teens

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Join Our Team!

St. Patrick's is currently searching for a Youth Minister.  This position is Part-time with the potential for Full-time for the right candidate.  Position open until filled.  Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume, list of references, and completed application to donna.dejoode@dor.org

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NEWS

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Teens

St. Patrick's Church offers many opportunities for teen engagement.  These include Youth Ministry (LifeTeen & Edge), Teen Breakfast, One Bread One Cup Leadership Conference, Mission Trips, and Missionary Service.

YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body

In an age of “selfies” and egocentrism, YOU cuts through the noise to present an authentic view of the human person. It presents young people with the extraordinary story of their creation as unrepeatable individuals. But the program doesn’t stop there. YOU. Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body introduces teens to the truth that life is not, in fact, all about them; it is about going out of themselves to be a sincere gift for others.  This 10-week session begins February 27, 2023 at 6:00pm.  Please register by February 8.

YOU Registration

LifeTeen

LifeTeen is a ministry for high school students in grades 9-12.  This young Church gathers Sunday evenings at 6:15 p.m., following the 5:00 p.m. Mass.  Incorporating faith, fellowship, & fun, this is an actively growing community for teens.

LifeTeen Registration

Edge

Edge is our Ministry for middle school students in grades 6-8.  Meeting once a month, these sessions focus on developing the young Church through fellowship and fun in a spiritual setting.  Edge does not replace Christian Formation but rather enhances it by fostering our young teen community.

EDGE Registration

Confirmation

Confirmation preparation fosters encounters with our creator, God, and facilitates the love relationship with our savior, Jesus while understanding faith through the Catholic Church.  Meeting two times per month, candidates attend each session with an adult partner.

Confirmation Program Outline

Confirmation Registration

Javas & Jesus

Once a month, teens gather for breakfast at 6:30 a.m.  They enjoy a beverage and breakfast with life discussions.  They receive a blessing as they begin their school day with a full belly and full soul.  Bring a friend!  See the Christian Formation Calendar for dates.

RSVP for Javas & Jesus

Service Sundays

Once a month, teens and adults gather to serve our community.  This can be local service to the Parish or surrounding neighborhood areas.  Adults are encouraged to participate.

Contact Donna DeJoode to participate

Young People Who Care (YPWC)

YPWC is a summer service retreat in Frenchville, Pennsylvania.  High school students are encouraged to participate as are Confirmation candidates.  At this service retreat, participants go into one of the poorest counties in Pennsylvania to serve as the Hands and Feet of Jesus.  In 2022, participants cleaned a rural church with elderly members, painted an older woman's porch, and helped a family clean up their fallen house.  In addition, participants cooked for each and spent time in prayer and reflection.  Plans for 2023 are currently underway.

YPWC Information

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