Director of Catechesis
7th Grade – 12th Grade
Youth Ministry Coordinator
As Director of Youth Catechesis and an animator on the Youth Formation Commission, I work with teens in grades 7-12 and direct the program therein. I oversee our Confirmation prep program, but really the catechists and teachers get the credit for the implementation! In the last few years we have started having the junior high students type weekly Homily Reports to further engage them in our Sunday Liturgy. This has gone very well and every week I learn so much from ready those reports! This past year we started an option to the typed Homily Report; students who attend the 11:15AM Mass (we have pews reserved for them on Sunday by the stained glass windows) gather for discussion after Mass up in the choir loft. Attendance is taken and therefore no typed report is required that week. We also have an afternoon of reflection twice a year; one for the 8th graders in Nov. and one for the 7th graders in March. This is a time for the students to gather as one large group and reflect upon community and their place within our Catholic faith community.
Our high school Branches program has been in existence for at least 35 years, which is truly wonderful! Each year 2-3 couples volunteer to take a group of freshmen teens into their homes and hearts for 4 years and mentor them in their faith journey. These Branches Leaders meet monthly to share their own experiences with each other as well as for their own catechetical formation. The program is administrated by a couple who volunteers as Branches Coordinators.
I also schedule our teen liturgists (lectors and Eucharistic ministers). The schedule is done every other month. If you are interested in being trained and commissioned as a lector or Eucharistic minister, please feel free to contact me at any time! The more the merrier!
I also direct our Mission Trip program which is on its 9th year now! We are whether you are interested in attending the weeklong trip of service as a high school teen or as an adult chaperone, please contact me for more info! It is definitely a like changing program. We meet almost monthly before our summer week away.