Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

St. Charles Borromeo/St. John the Baptist 
Coordinator: 
Debbie Poulton deb.poulton@portlanddiocese.org
Junior High Youth Minister:
Debbie Poulton deb.poulton@portlanddiocese.org
High School Youth Minister:
Merissa Newton-Mills merissa.newton@portlanddiocese.org

St. Patrick's Church
Coordinator: Kim Tolley

Vision:

All Saints Youth Ministry invites all Junior High and High School students to embark on the adventure of a life based on a relationship with Jesus Christ. In the heart of every teenager is a call from God to do something unique with his or her life. This big question is approached by developing spiritual practices in the Catholic Tradition.
Especially:                                                                                                                     
Worship: Join with the Catholic Community to praise God
Prayer: Dialogue with God, particularly through the use of the Bible
Hospitality, Service and Mission: Reaching out to others with God's love
Learning: Deepening our understanding of faith, history and morality                                                                                     

Teen Mass

St. Charles Borromeo Church hosts 5pm mass every Sunday except Christmas, Easter and summer. This is a regular parish Mass but engages students in all liturgical ministries. Pizza for Junior High and High School students follows Mass. At 6:30 we begin our Youth Ministry meetings.

 

High School Ministry (HSM) at St. Charles Borromeo Church

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High School Minister: Merissa Newton-Mills 725-2624 or merissa.newton@portlanddiocese.org

At St. Charles Borromeo Church, High School Youth Ministry (HSM) aims to be connected to the 5pm Teen Mass. After Mass, we have pizza together with the Junior High students and leaders. Our meeting specific to High School runs from 6:30-8:00. We do one of the following according to the calendar:

  1. HSM includes fun and games, solo time with scripture, scripture sharing (practical: connecting our real lives with the life of Jesus) and prayer
  2. OUTINGS: We venture out for things like hiking, snow tubing, white water rafting, and diocesan retreats
  3. RECONCILIATION: We offer the sacrament of forgiveness in Advent and Lent
  4. MISSION PREPARATION, formation of hearts and minds for mission and pulling together the many details to make our annual week-long mission trip a success.

 

Junior High Ministry (JHM) at St. Charles Borromeo Church

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JHM Team Leader: Debbie Poulton 725-2624 or deb.poulton@portlanddiocese.org

At St. Charles Borromeo Church, Junior High Ministry (JHM) aims to be connected to the Sunday 5pm Teen Mass.  After Mass, we have pizza together with the High School students and the leaders. Our meeting specific to Junior High runs from 6:30-7:30 pm. During our regular meeting time, we do one of the following, according to the calendar.

  1. JHM: We focus on the message of the Sunday Gospel through discussion, games, and activities led by a team of leaders particularly wired to work with this age group.
  2. OUTREACH: Once a month we visit the residents of a nearby nursing home to engage them in singing and conversation.
  3. RECONCILIATION: We offer the sacrament of forgiveness in Advent and Lent.
  4. OUTINGS:  We venture out for things like hiking, snow tubing, white water rafting and Diocesan retreats.

Youth Ministry at St. Patrick's Church

Coordinator: Kim Tolley

Youth Ministry (grades 7-12). We grow our faith through participating at Mass, through the use of the Decision Point  program (published by Dynamic Catholic), through service to our parish and service to the poor in our local community.Decision Point. Youth Ministry) meets Sundays (according to the calendar) after the 11 am mass.