Youth Ministry (The above picture is from Steubenville NYC 2016 - why not join the fun this year!?)

The Youth Group is an organization established for and 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 haunted hayride, bowling, and hiking. 

Our Core Team, comprised of Youth Group members plan our meetings and events with our Youth Ministers. The Youth Group meets one Sunday each month for a Youth Mass at 6:00pm with the regular meeting immediately following. We have a variety of other special events during the year focusing on fellowship and community service. All high school students are welcome to attend meetings at any time during the year. Check back for calendar updates! 

Any questions contact  

Bridget Thurston, 860-872-0200 x321 or Hilary Brady 860-416-6245.

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The Catholic Communtiy of St. Bernard and St. Matthew Youth Group (CCYG) now has a Facebook page.  Like us and follow us to know all the new and fun events in the planning for our wonderful Youth Ministry Program.

Catholic Community Youth Group

Steubenville NYC, St. John's University Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23, 2017

THERE ARE STILL A COUPLE OF SPOTS OPEN IN OUR GROUP FOR STEUBENVILLE NYC - CONTACT EITHER BRIDGET OR HILARY TO JOIN US - YOU WON'T REGRET IT!

Join 3000 teens from the East Coast for three days of fellowship, faith, the sacraments, and awesom music.  This fantastic conference is opened to incoming 9th graders through 12th grade.  Space is limited, please contact the Youth Ministry Team to reserve your spot.  Our numbers attending need to be submitted to the Diocese by January 23, 2017!  Check it out on YouTube: Steubenville NYC 2016.

SKI BUTTERNUT SNOW TUBING TRIP!

 

What a great trip - we had so much fun!  Check out what our next trip will be below!

Pray and Play!

May 6, 2017 join us and other teens around the diocese for an evening of fun!  We will begin with 4 PM Mass at St. Joseph's in Rockville, followed by 2 hours of bowling, a game per person of lasor tag and pizza!  Transportation to and from is on your own.  The cost is $22, which includes bowling, show rental, pizza and a game lasor tag.  Permission slips will be coming out soon!

 

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

TEENS NEEDED!!!  7th through 12th grade students needed to help with the Living Stations of the Cross.  Each Sunday at St. Matt's, 6-8PM, from now until April 14th - Good Friday! 

LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS

 The Youth Group will be performing the Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, April 14, 2017.   Rehearsals begin January 29 from 6 - 8 PM at St. Matthew's.  Please consider joining us for this very moving experience.  

 Participants in grades 7 through 12 are welcome!!! Please join us!

We are in need of actors (speaking and non-speaking roles), musicians, tech crew, etc.

If you would like to get involved, contact

the Youth Ministry Team!  youth@saintbernardchurch.org or bridget.thurston@stmatthewct.org

/Portals/stmatthew-ct/CMAdmin/2017%20Living%20Stations%20poster.pdf

Bread and Soup Supper  Saturday, March 11, 2017

Thank you to all the teens and families that joined us at the Bread and Soup Supper!  The soup was delicious! The baked goods were decadent too!  Becuase of YOU - we raised over $1700 for the students and teachers of St. Pierre Parish in Gaunthier, Haiti!  THANK YOU!!!!

March for Mercy

Cooper Ray will be leading our Service Event! Cooper is quickly becoming one of today’s more popular and sought after speakers, worship leaders and retreat facilitators.  He is a dynamic & light-hearted speaker and musician who shares his faith with honesty and passion.  Through music, story, humor, and audience participation, Cooper leads groups of all ages to greater awareness of who they are as Catholic Christians and how to recognize God’s presence in their lives.
• Students will collect pledges for the march which will be donated to help agencies who assist with drug addiction. (Minimum is $15 to participate) • March will begin at St. Joseph where they will hear a witness about the realities of drug addiction, tour St. Vincent de Paul Place, and then March to the Cathedral.
March for Mercy Saturday

PLEASE SIGN UP WITH ONE OF THE YOUTH MINISTERS.  PERMISSION SLIPS ARE ON THE YOUTH GROUP BULLETIN BOARD AT ST. MATT'S. OR DOWNLOAD IT HERE:/Portals/stmatthew-ct/CMAdmin/March%20for%20Mercy%202017.pdf

 

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