Life Teen: High School Youth Ministry

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Our Parish community is calling our high school youth into a deeper relationship with Christ and His Church.

Life Teen Main Components:

  • Life Nights: All high schoolers are invited to gather on Sunday nights from 7-8:30pm in the Parish Center to learn more about their Catholic faith.  There is a six week fall session and 6 week spring session.  Life Nights are composed of games, prayer, teachings, small group time and interactive activities.
  • Winter Small Group Studies: In the month of January all high school youth will sign up to participate in a small group on Sunday evenings in a youth minister’s or parent’s home.
  • Service Opportunities are provided year round with a special emphasis in December & May.
  • Socials are also offered year round with an emphasis in September, December and May
  • Liturgy: Our teens are highly encouraged to attend weekly Mass and to be actively serving at Mass as an usher, altar server, lector, musician/singer, Timmy’s Tots or CLOW aid

 

For info on Confirmation visit the Confirmation webpage.

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Life Teen Spring & Summer Calendar

 

Summer Fun for the Whole Family

Fellowship & Fireworks Friday, July 7

St. Timothy’s Parking Lot boasts one of the best views of the Walkersville Carnival Fireworks.  Come out at 8pm for free games, sno cones, popcorn, and smores. Then pull up a blanket for some firework action at 10pm.

Sign up if you’d like to help

Pilgrimage to the Grotto July 30

Join us for a day of prayer, learning and community at the beautiful Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Emmitsburg. The day will include confession, Mass, teaching about Our Lady of Lourdes, a picnic meal, and plenty of time to wander and pray.  Families are encouraged to provide their own transportation. Teens who would like to attend but their parents cannot should first contact a friend for a ride and then Marissa if help is needed.

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Summer Retreat Options

Steubenville Youth Conference

July 14-16 THERE is 1 SPOT LEFT for this amazing weekend! Watch the Promo Video to learn more.

All money is due now. Please fill out the forms online.  Here’s the Packing List 2017 & Info about the Share the Glory Project.

We are meeting up to get on the bus on July 14 at St Tim’s at 10am.  We should return on Sunday July 16 around 6:30pm.

Cost $195| Sign Up

Service Opportunities

iServe

August 3 at 4:00pm – August 4 at 6:30pm           

All incoming 8th graders through current Juniors are invited to father with Catholic teens from all over Frederick and Washington counties for a 2 day service experience. This year we are starting at Holy Family in Middletown on Thursday. We will spend the night there before being bused to Downtown Frederick on Friday morning for a day of service all across they city.

Cost $35

iServe Info Flyer

Sign up|registration form 2017|Permission Slip

 

A day at SERRV Fair Trade Warehouse

Wednesday, July 26 from 7:45am- 3:45pm

Come learn about the importance of Fair Trade while you work to help artisans from developing countries earn a living.

Sign up|Parent Note

 

Summer Lunch Program

Help serve lunch to children & families in Discovery Monday-Friday the weeks Of August 7 and 14 from 11-1. STAND trained parents are needed to help as well.

If you want to help out email Amy Queen|Parent Note

 

Frederick Community Action Agency Soup Kitchen

FCAA

Want to volunteer at FCAA from 5-7pm on that last Friday of the month? Parents should drop their teens off at FCAA at 5 and pick them up at 7pm. Teens should wear their hair back and closed toe shoes. Great way to earn Confirmation or school service hours.

   June 30, July 28, and August 25

Sign up | Parent Note

Camp GLOW

June 4-9, July 16-21, August 6-11 at Msgr. O’Dwyer Retreat House, August 14-18 at Hickory Environmental Education Center

Camp GLOW (God Loves Our World) is a week-long residential summer camp for adults with disabilities. You can apply to be a companion to a camper for the week!

More information HERE

St. Tim’s Summer for Kids

  • Summer Christian Formation Catechist/Aids needed for June 26-30, 9am-3pm
  • Vacation Bible School Volunteers July 24-28, 9am-noon

Contact Yvette: yleith@sttimothywalkersville.org if you’d like to help.

 

Baltimore Work Camp:This year’s theme: Be Not Afraid

All forms and monies must be in to Marissa by Tuesday, May 30. She needs to turn it all in that night.

Parents are invited to help carpool to and from work camp on Sunday, June 18 following the 11am Mass and on Friday, June 23 at about lunch time.

Parents are also needed to come up for chaperone duty on Monday and Wednesday night from 3:30-7pm. That gives the adults who’ve been on the work site all day a break. Plus you can check up on your teen. Contact Sandy if you can help. She’ll need to verify your STAND training and t-shirt size. Directions to Msgr O’Dwyer Retreat Center

 To learn more about the Baltimore Work Camp, visit their website here.

Forms | Sign Up | What to Bring to WorkCamp-2017

Going Deeper Small Group Tuesdays July 18-August 8, 7:30- 9pm. Come for great conversation and food to deepen your faith after the Youth Conference. Open to all high school youth.

Peer Ministry

If you are at least a sophomore in high school and have completed the sacraments of initiation you are eligible to apply to become a peer minister.  IMG_2712 (1)

Our peer ministers meet for one hour before Life Teen in the break out rooms. At these meetings they learn about leadership, prayer, team work, Scripture and how to use their own talents to glorify God.  

Most of the peer ministers serve heavily in the Confirmation Process. So there are additional planning meetings, retreats and activities associated with that.

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 Marissa Alspaugh has been serving as the Director of Youth Ministry since 2005. She carries degrees in Religious Education and Philosophy from St. Vincent College and a Masters Degree in Theology and Christian Ministry with a Specialization in Catechesis from Franciscan University in Steubenville. She is pictured here with her children, Michael, Celia and Timothy.