I, Amanda am very excited as we enter into this summer season to begin preparing for our upcoming year of Confirmation and Lifeteen and am honored and thrilled to have this opportunity to serve the youth here at St. Paul’s! But the truth is that no matter the hours, effort, and prayer that I may pour in, I simply can’t do it by myself. The reality is that we have many, many teens at our parish, and only one youth minister—praise be to God, I am badly outnumbered!
That’s where you come in…
This is an invitation to respond to your baptismal call to share the Gospel with all peoples—a mission personally given by Christ not to priests and youth ministers, but to all His children! The middle and high schoolers of St. Paul need true models of faithfulness, of trust in God, and of obedience to His Church. They need you!
I am praying every day for the Lord to provide help with the youth programs, and maybe you reading this is that person. I want to encourage you to pray about it, see where the Lord takes you and if you want more information, please contact me at [email protected]
Youth Ministry at St. Paul's is 7th-12th grade. 7th and 8th graders go through the 2-year process to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Year 1 is done in 7th grade and year 2 is done in 8th grade. If you know a teen who has not received all the sacraments and would like to, they can register for the Rite of Initiation for Teens (RCIT). This is where they can go through class and learn about our Catholic faith and receive the sacraments. Then, our high school programming is called Lifeteen where we meet every week on Sundays, have fun, learn about our faith, and create community and our other program is called Tipi Loshi Society (Formally DTS), this is where we really dive into our faith, it is where we talk about more serious topics and go into the lives of the saints. If your middle schooler or high schooler is interested in any of these programs, please fill out the form and send it to Amanda Pinterpe. Her email is [email protected].