Youth Ministry

With many needing to stay home right now, we need our young people to step up in the roles that traditionally some of our older/retired population filled, contact us to find the ways your gifts, skills or willingness can help fill our Church's needs.  If anyone if your family is able to help as a lector, usher or Eucharistic Minister a few times, please contact the parish - we'd be happy to train anyone who wants to help during this time.  Also, a new live stream team is being created  - if you're interested in helping run the system at during Mass, please contact the parish to get started.  

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 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 us 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 Elizabeth at the Parish if  interested.  etrksak@saintritas.org


Catholic Youth Summer Camp:  Watch for info on our week of EXTREME FAITH CAMP next Summer!







 RESOUND- Youth Music Ministry: if you have some music in your soul and want to use it to praise Jesus, contact Adam 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 1120 They're currently practicing two or three Monday nights each month.


Sr. High Mission Trip:  Info generally comes out in December on the next Summer's Trip.


National Catholic Youth Conference 2021:   This is a bi-annual event that gathers over 20,000 Catholic High School youth from around the nation to celebrate our Catholic faith together in Indianapolis.  Over 125 youth represented our Archdiocese this year.




Ladies Night In: Ladies Grades 6-12 and Moms, older Sisters, Aunties and Grandmas, join us for a night to celebrate that we're made women in God's image.  We'll feast, crafts, play, pray, praise, dance and paint each others toes!  

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 several years, the next pilgrimage will be to Lisbon in Summer 2023.

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.

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