Participate at Mass: Learn more about our Catholic faith and participate in the ministries at Mass. If you’re interested in being a lector, usher, musician, altar server, Eucharistic minister , leader for Children's Liturgy of the Word, or helping out with the AV room, please talk to Amy or stop by the parish office. (For those of you in Faith Formation, participation in a liturgical ministry will also count in place of Mass Notes, talk to Amy for details)
CORE Peer Ministry Team: CORE is a team of young people and adults who help to choose and implement events, activities, and faith experiences for the young people of our community. We meet on the first Monday of each month and work to make Faith Formation Large Group Sessions lively and Spirit filled as well as plan monthly activities for the youth of our parish. Youth in grades 9-12 are welcome to join us as peer ministers, contact Amy at the Parish if interested. Our September meetings are the 10th and 24th at 7 pm to plan for the year
WINTERBLAST LOCK-IN for middle school [dec 14/15] Join with hundreds of Catholic middle schoolers from around the Twin Cities area for a night of crazy fun and faith. At the maple grove community center, you can swim, dance, laugh, craft, skate, eat, play, jump, pray, and so much much more, there's a minute to win it competition, escape rooms, nine square, dodgeball, movies, arcade, crazy hair and face painting - you don't want to miss it!
yoUnite: a chance for youth in grades 6-12 to gather and connect out Catholic faith and life. We'll have group games, conversation about the weekend scriptures, prayer, fun, laughter and of course food. Always feel free to invite your friends along!
UNWIND: For Juniors and Seniors, the unwind sessions area a chance to meet for dinner, connect, laugh and each night we'll take a faith/life related topic and unwind it. We'll meet at 6 pm on the last Sunday of every month. watch social media or contact Amy to get locations.
Summer Stretch: During the Summer 6-9th graders can spend their Tuesday morning packing meals, serving in the community, or working with the elderly. Afternoons will bring waterslides, laser ta, bowling and more fun. All this is capped off with a trip to Valley Fair to wrap up our Summer of service. 10-12 grade teen leaders and adult leaders needed too! (We also have Random Stretch during the school year. Same format, just on the random days you don't have school!)
Sr. High Mission Trip: Join our Mission Team each summer as we take off to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus. You could find yourself painting a house, giving piggyback rides to local children at the kids club, visiting an elderly home and meeting some amazing new friends. Next year we'll be serving with Catholic Heart Work Camps in Nashville, TN from July 13-21, 2019. Registrations will be available in December 2018. Please pray for our team and the people God is calling us to serve!
National Catholic Youth Conference 2019: This is a bi-annual event that gathers over 25,000 Catholic High School youth from around the nation to celebrate our Catholic faith together in Indianapolis. Join us November 20-24, 2019. Registration information will be available in late November. Contact Amy for more information, or check out www.ncyc.info.
St Rita's Ladies: High School ladies, we'll be gathering again in late April and May to join together in conversations, laughter and prayer. We'll be celebrating that we are women made in the image and likeness of God and discuss some amazing ways we can honor that gift. Hope you join us and bring friends!
RESOUND- Youth Music Ministry: if you have some music in your soul and want to use it to praise Jesus, contact Andrew at the parish, Resound, the youth music group is always open to welcoming new musicians, singers and A.V. operators to their crew. 651-459-4596 x 120
LIFELINE - for Catholic Teens Grades 8-12: Do you want to see the young Catholic Church ALIVE? Join NET Ministries and over 1,000 young people on the first Saturday of every month for Lifeline Mass. With contemporary music, energetic crowds, and powerful presentations. Our evenings features SONAR with excellent praise and worship, Mass, challenging sessions for high school men and women and the 2016-17 NET teams who will share the Gospel with over 60,000 Catholic teens this school year! Contact Amy or Maddy at the parish for more information - we meet at the NET Center in West St Paul on the 1st Saturday night of each month.
Youth Pilgrimages: Every other year (on the odds) we take a group of high school leaders to NCYC, the National Catholic Youth Conference, it's a great experience where you can grow in and celebrate your faith! For young adults in the parish, we participate in the World Youth Day pilgrimage to Mass with Pope Francis! It occurs every three years, the next pilgrimage will be to Panama in 2019.
Other Stuff: Every month there’s something new happening, whether it’s a lock-in, movie night, trip to the zoo or youth rally, you’re always welcome to join us and bring some friends! Watch the bulletin and your Youth Update for these events and remember to sign up on time!
Mass Notes forms are available here.
For more information on Middle School & Senior High Youth Ministry or Faith Formation, contact Amy Schroeder
651-459-4596 x 121 or email@example.com