Gifts and Talents
Youth Ministry Wish List
Core Team - Jr. High
Core Team - High School
Core Team - Retreat
Small Group Leader - Confirmation
Help develope Teen Music Ministry
Be a guest chef
Provide tableware for special occasions
Prayer Life Team
Help prepare special prayer services for teens
First Friday Rosary
EU Adoration for Teens
Help plan and prepare special liturgies for teens
Justice and Service Team
Publicity - Flyers
Publicity - News, Bulletin
Publicity - Photography
Publicity - Website updating
Publicity - Meet & Greet after Weekend Masses
Publicity - Bulletin Boards
Photographer & Videographer for Meetings & Events
Chaperone for Meetings and Events
Shop for supplies for meetings and events
Shop for food supplies for meetings and events
Prepare and serve food for meetings and events
Help turn Youth Room into real "Youth Room"
Help decorate according to the lituricgal and secular seasons
Help decorate for special events and meetings
Help with data entry updates
Provide communications updates by
Provide typing, filing and other clerical help
Help develop a Scholarship program for college bound teens
Help secure financial backers
Help develop criteria for receipients
Help development leadership training programs onsite for Visions Team members
Research leadership training programs offered throughout the Catholic Church and other Youth Ministry programs
Help develop an internship program for high school Jr and Sr students
Conferences and Travel
Help develop a graduated program for parish teens to attend local, national and international conferences geared to bring Christian teens together to learn and celebrate their leadership skills and faith
And so much more - there is no limit when it is the faith life of our teens that we are molding!
Now do you really think that you have "nothing" to offer them?
Welcome and Thank You for being interested in serving the young people of our parish.
As we enter this time of discernment regarding being good stewards in our parish community, our hope is that you will find a place in our Youth Ministry program to share your gifts and talents.
Teenagers are amazing people to work with. There is not a time that I come together with them that I do not take away more than I have input. Those that we serve are full of energy, fun, vitality, compassion, intelligence, beauty, and they thirst for knowledge of their faith and how to keep it with them in their daily lives.
The Vision's Team - this is our leadership team - has been working very hard to come up with programs that will meet our teens where they are, feed them both physically and spiritually, provide them with a "home" within our parish and help them discover, develop and share the gifts and talents that God gave them. This is a very tall order. It is not one that can be accomplished by one or two people. It takes an entire team. A team made up of members from across the generational board. Each generation has different insights into what it takes to live as a Christian in today's society and our teens need to hear those different view points and insights in a safe environment. I know that some of you think that you are not qualified to teach the teens or that you have nothing to offer them but be assured that if God thinks that you do have that something he will nudge you this way - PLEASE do not ignore his nudge. We need YOU!
Along the side bar I have listed just some of the ways we could use your help. If any of these interest you in the least or if you have ideas of your own please fill out your commitment card and state that you are interested in sharing your gifts and talents with the "GEN 1" Youth Ministry program and we will set up an informational meeting in early December to get everyone to work.
I extend my Thanks and have all of you in my prayers daily.