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The Youth Group is an organization established for teens in grades 7 through 12.  It is run by high school age young adults under the guidance of our parish Youth Ministers. We provide a Christian atmosphere in which members share and grow in their faith, discuss contemporary issues, share in liturgies, work on service projects, attend retreats, and participate in activities such as a ballgames, bowling, and hiking and more. 

Our Core Team, comprised of Youth Group members plan our meetings and events with our Youth Ministers. The Youth Group meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month beginning with the 5 PM Mass, at St. Matthew’s, until 8 PM and on the 3rd Sunday of the month beginning with the 12 Noon Mass, at St. Bernard’s, until 3 PM.

We have a variety of other special events during the year focusing on fellowship and community service. All Teens, grades 7 through high school are welcome to attend meetings at any time during the year.  Friends are always welcome!

Currently we have already scheduled the following events:

Sunday, September 17th – Noon Mass at St. Bernard, followed by a Paint & Fun Afternoon until 3 – Please pre-register at CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATSION FORM

Saturday, October 14th – 5 PM Mass at St. Matthew followed, by a Christian Rock Concert and dinner until 9 PM.

Sunday, October 15th – Youth Group Hike at Risley Pond Loop Trail, Vernon. Father Ellis will celebrate Mass during our hike.

Sunday, November 5th – Youth Explosion – details and registration to follow.

This is just the beginning – there are many more exciting events planned!

We are looking forward to meeting YOU!

The Catholic Community of St. Matthew & St. Bernard Church Youth Ministry Team:

Hilary Brady, Youth Minister; Cell: 860-550-0034

Bridget Thurston, Youth Minister; Office:  860-872-0200 x306; Cell: 860-202-0373

Stephen Burke, Youth Minister

Liz Bologna, Youth Minister

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