Youth Ministry

CONFIRMATION UPDATE: I am so sorry to say that we have received word from Monsignor that all upcoming Confirmations, including St. Paul's that was scheduled in May, have been postponed due to the COVID19 restrictions. We are of course deeply saddened that our teens will not be able to receive this final Sacrament of Initiation this May, and exceedingly regret the inconvenience and disappointment which this will no doubt inflict upon all our candidates, sponsors, and families. We apologize sincerely for this disruption, and will continue to pray for all of you, and especially for our teens during these challenging times. We know that many family members and even sponsors had planned to travel in order to be with their teen for their Confirmation, and it pains us deeply that those plans are interrupted by this difficult situation.


SACRAMENTAL PREP & YOUTH MINISTRY PROGRAMS: As our current situation with COVID-19 continues to unfold, we are working hard to transition our teen Sacramental preparation and youth ministry programs to online and at-home formats, and I cannot thank you enough for all of your understanding, patience, and dedication in supporting that shift...I know that this is profoundly inconvenient and difficult for many (if not all!) of you, and your support is deeply appreciated! More updates to come in the future.


HELPFUL RESOURCES:

Formation Reimagined is a website which has gathered together a whole range of resources, tools, and information for parents and families to explore together. Click Here to visit their website.
 
We have a parish subscription to formed.org, which has countless videos, Bible studies, talks, books, movies, etc. that can help you and your teens continue to immerse yourself in the faith! It's a FANTASTIC resource, so please check it out if you haven't already! Just go to formed.org, click sign in, and let them know you're part of St. Paul's parish--and you'll have free access to almost endless materials!

Again, if there is anything that we can do for your and your families, don't hesitate to let me know! Our prayers are very, very much with you all. Thank you again so much for bearing with us in the meantime! God bless and keep you all.


A Message From Miriam: 
I have been deeply honored and blessed by the opportunity to serve our teens here in the parish over these past two years, and to become a part of the St. Paul community. Thank you all so much for your kindness, prayers, and witness of faith! While I love my work here, I have been feeling increasingly convicted by the desire to return to study and to continue my own formation, and so after much prayer and reflection, I have decided to return to school. This will be my final year at St. Paul's, therefore, and I will be stepping down this summer. I would be so grateful to you if you could please keep me in your prayers, as well as our search for a wonderful replacement! Rest assured that I will be continuing to keep you all very much in my prayers, as well. God bless you all! - With love and gratitude, Miriam