High School Students

-NEW- Positively Dangerous Core Team

The Positively Dangerous Core Team is a group of youth who commit to a peer leadership retreat that is held during the summer so that they can meet during the school year to help plan and implement youth programs and events.  

 Responsibilities Include:

  • Offer ideas, suggestions, goals, and directions for all aspects of youth ministry.
  • Participate in the planning of events and programming.
  • Find ways to connect with youth not involved in parish life.
  • Assist with inviting teens to participate in youth ministry.
  • Assure ongoing assessment and recommendations for youth ministry programming.

Qualities Needed

  • Practices Catholic Faith
  • Able to make a commitment and follow through
  • Ability to work in collaboration with others
  • Desire to learn leadership skills

Abilities 
Needed:


  • Love 
for 
God

  • Love 
for 
teens

  • Flexible

  • On
time

  • Positive 
attitude

  • Constantly 
growing 
and 
learning


Additional 
Involvements:


  • Team 
meetings once a month
  • Parish 
youth
 ministry 
leadership 
workshops 
(August)

  • Training 
as 
offered



 Length
 of
 Commitment:



  • August‐June, 
renewable


9TH – 12TH Grade Youth Ministry

SCY
This ministry is for students entering 9th – 12th grades. This ministry is a social and service group that invites teens into youth ministry by providing them the opportunity to meet other Catholic teens, group activities, leadership opportunities, and provide service to our community.   Students will enjoy our high energy activities, service projects, and off campus events.

Meeting Times:  Wednesday nights after Religious Education 7:30-8:45 in Rooney Hall.

CoffeeHouse
This ministry is for students entering 9th – 12th grades. This ministry is a discussion oriented religious program.  The theory of this program is that everyone has questions about God and the Catholic faith and that is good because our faith has the answers for all of those questions!

Meeting Times:  Wednesday nights after Religious Education 7:30-8:45 in Youth Room.

Go to our Youth Department website for details about our upcoming events.
http://stcatsyouth.wix.com/stcatsyouth

For more information contact:

Mary Mullin 904-264-0577 X.326 or youth@stcatherineop.com

 


 

Boy Scout/Cub Scouts

St. Catherine’s sponsors Troop 424.

Meeting Times:  Boy Scouts/Tuesdays 7pm-9pm Haut Hall • Cub Scouts/Monday 6pm-7pm Formation Center

 

For more information contact:

Art Bilodeau    arthur_bilodeau@csx.com
Mary Mullin 904-264-0577 X.326 or youth@stcatherineop.com

 


 

 

Ending Poverty In Community

  
 EPIC MOMENTS /  EPIC DAY’S / EPIC Educational group
 
EPIC MOMENTS:
Are intended to bring the parish together with everyone doing one small action.  Each person’s small action becomes the parish large project.
 
Epic Moments Projects:  Fill the Pot • Pack the Backpack

EPIC DAY’S OF SERVICE:
These are days of formation, action and service to our community.
EPIC Day Spring’s project is a small food garden for low income families.  These help with food cost and a healthy diet.
EPIC Day Fall’s project is stuffing stockings full of toiletries for the men and women on the “outside” at the Sulzbacher Center.  Toothbrush and toothpaste are an important part of the stocking. Dental Health is a great need among the homeless.
 
EPIC Educational Group:
This is a six week course that provides an interactive, interdisciplinary curriculum for youth ministry     programs and high school classrooms. The lessons will introduce participants to the epidemic of poverty in the United States and to the steps they can take to work with the poor in eliminating the root causes of poverty today. The curriculum comprises six lessons with classroom-ready handouts, warm-up exercises and reflection activities that reinforce student learning and inspire a faith response

Scheduled Meeting:  The EPIC moment outreach is done 3 times a year after the 10 and Noon Mass • EPIC Days of Service are in December and May • EPIC Educational program once yearly

Time Commitment:  EPIC moment’s 5 min. commitment • EPIC Days of Service 4 hours • EPIC Educational 25 hours

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster 904-264-0577 X.310 or social@stcatherineop.com

 


 

 

I want to know Y (Online Ministry)

You need to know what you believe.  You need to know your faith just as a good musician needs to know the piece of music he is playing. There’s a lot about our faith you may not understand.  We would like you to visit this online ministry to answer the question “WHY do we believe that?” With answers to your questions through the YOUCAT (Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church).

Go to our Youth Department website for more detailed information.
http://stcatsyouth.wix.com/stcatsyouth

For more information contact:

Mary Mullin 904-264-0577 X.326 or youth@stcatherineop.com

 


 

 

Living Stations of the Cross

This ministry is a group of 14 actors of all ages presenting the Stations of the Cross from the viewpoint of one who was there. 

Time Commitment:  1 Dress Rehearsal • 2 Performances

Go to our Youth Department website for a detailed event schedule.
http://stcatsyouth.wix.com/stcatsyouth

For more information contact:

Mary Mullin 904-264-0577 X.326 or youth@stcatherineop.com

 


 

 

Living the Pure Life (Online Ministry)

This is an online ministry that focuses mainly on chastity.  It is updated bi-weekly with practical advice to help teens “apply” the teachings of our faith to their lives.  It will be packed with real life examples, videos, and words of encouragement as well as wisdom.

Go to our Youth Department website for more detailed information.
http://stcatsyouth.wix.com/stcatsyouth

For more information contact:

Mary Mullin 904-264-0577 X.326 or youth@stcatherineop.com

 


Religious Education

Our Religious Education program offers instruction to students from Kindergarten through Grade 12.   All Catholic children attending public or private non-Catholic schools are expected to participate in this program. 

Our philosophy at St. Catherine’s Religious Education program is that parents are the primary educators of their children. Formal religious education is a necessary element of and a supplement to home teaching and example. Through an enjoyable classroom experience, children are nurtured in the truths and teachings of their faith and are called to worship and serve Jesus as they form their Christian identity and take their place in the Christian community. The curriculum is developmental and builds a broad base of religious knowledge. Our program reflects an integrated learning experience composed of catechesis, prayer, sacramental preparation, traditional Catholic doctrine, biblical studies, liturgy, community building, and other dimensions of a vibrant Church life.

Religious Education is offered on Sundays, Tuesday, and Wednesdays and requires pre-registration.  Registration for the following year begins in April.

For more information, visit the Religious Education page here or
contact Robyn Spencer, Coordinator of Religious Education at religioused@stcatherineop.com.

 


 

 

Theology of the Body (Online Ministry)

This online ministry helps teens truly understand Blessed John Paul II’s vision of what it means to be a human person.  I will be packed with real life examples, videos, and words of encouragement as well as wisdom.

Go to our Youth Department website for more detailed information.
 http://stcatsyouth.wix.com/stcatsyouth

For more information contact:

Mary Mullin 904-264-0577 X.326 or youth@stcatherineop.com

 


 

 

Urban Plunge

This program is for upcoming 10th graders – Freshman in college.  Urban Plunge is a group of teens and adults will be experiencing inner-city life in St. Augustine for one week in June/July during the summer.  We will be working in a soup kitchen, painting houses, doing carpentry, building wheelchair ramps, yard work, heavy cleaning, etc. * (*means whatever else needs to be done for people who have no one else to do it.) Our evening prayer services and Wednesday evening Mass are the highlights of the trip.

Training Required:  Adult Volunteers • Completed background check • Fingerprinting process • References provided and signature required of the diocesan ethical agreement • 3 Community Building meetings  Teen Volunteers • 3 Community Building meetings

Time Commitment:  3 Community Building meetings • 1 Week in June or July

Go to our Youth Department website for more detailed information.
http://stcatsyouth.wix.com/stcatsyouth

For more information contact:

Mary Mullin 904-264-0577 X.326 or youth@stcatherineop.com

 


 

 

Youth Christmas Choir

Youth ages 10-21, Pianists with at least 3 years of experience, and instrumentalists with at least 2 years of experience.

Time Commitment:  Thursdays in December, Practice from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in Choir Room

Go to our Youth Department website for more detailed information.
http://stcatsyouth.wix.com/stcatsyouth

For more information contact:

Mary Mullin 904-264-0577 X.326 or youth@stcatherineop.com
Cindi Kamm    cindikamm@hotmail.com