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

Parish Picnic Sunday, June 4

Meet us at Walkersville Community Park following the 11:30am Mass for lots of yummy food. Teens are always needed to help run games & face paint for the younger children.

Sign up

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.

Sign up

Fundraisers

Walkersville Yard Sale

Yard Sale Date: May 20th

We need volunteers to start setting up on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday night. Friday there will be a pre-sale from 6-8, and Saturday we are selling from 9-1.

This is a great opportunity for a confirmation service hours!

Sign Up Here.

 Menchies Frozen Yogurt Fundraiser

Sunday, June 11 12:00am-10:00pm

Support the youth going to the Baltimore Work Camp, and have a yummy treat along the way! Get some fro-yo from Menchies of Market Square  and mention that you are with St. Timothy’s church so that we will receive 20% of the funds. All money raised will go to defer the cost of work camp for the youth attending.

Menchie may even make an appearance at St. Timothy’s after the 9:45 mass!!

Summer Retreat Options

 Youth Conference

July 14-16

Promo Video

Cost $195

Sign Up

 Quo Vadis (Guys Only)

July 5-9

At Mt. St. Mary’s

“Quo Vadis” means “Where are you going.” God asks each of us that question. This encounter is for young men in high school who desire to be better Catholic men.

What to expect:

  • sports competitions and tournaments
  • high-powered outdoor activities, including hiking, water balloon launching, earthball, and more
  • mass each day
  • talks by inspiring speakers on what it means to be a Catholic man today
  • Great food!
  • time for confession and spiritual direction
  • socialize with other Catholic guys
  • meet and talk with the 33 seminarians of the Archdiocese

For more information click HERE

 

Contact Marissa to attend

Fiat (Girls Only)

June 29-July 2

Cost $150, scholarships available

At Mt. St. Mary’s

“Fiat” is latin for “let it be done.” It was Mary’s response to the angel Gabriel when she was asked to become the mother of Jesus.

The Fiat overnight camp is for young women in high school who want to model their personal holiness on that of Mary. By doing so the hope to be better able to discover their own vocation from our Lord, and make their own “fiat” and “yes” to Him.

What to expect:

  • mass and prayer
  • talks and discussion with religious sisters
  • games and sports
  • time for confession and spiritual direction
  • socialize with other Catholic girls

 

 

For more information click HERE

Contact Marissa to attend

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

Sign up|Registration Form|Permission Slip

 

A day at SERRV Fair Trade Warehouse

Thursday, June 15 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.

  May 26, 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
  • Worthy of the Call training is required for all teen helpers 14 and older. Sign up here to attend the training on May 18 from 7-8:30pm

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

 

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

“The Baltimore WorkCamp was a great experience – a mission trip in our own Archdiocese”
– John-Paul, Senior

A $50 non-refundable deposit for work camp is due February 10, 2017

The full cost of work camp is $425 per attendee HOWEVER you will not be paying that much! We do a lot of fundraising for work camp (Walkersville Days Yard Sale), so as long as you participate in the fundraising, your cost will come down.

I loved WorkCamp. My crew’s project showed me how to work with others as a community, and it was a lot of fun too!      – Hannah, Junior

Final Payment and Forms: The final payment for work camp will be due after the yard sale. Forms must be turned in with your final payment.

“The time we spent with our residents was really great. The interaction with them was very positive.”     – Cecelia, Sophomore

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

Forms | Sign Up

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.

To add this calendar to your own application (Outlook, Mobile Device…) Click HERE.

 


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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.