but Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” – Matthew 19:14
Youth Ministry at St. Catharine of Siena is divided into four different programs based on age:
Little Angels – for young children up through kindergarten
Kids for Christ – for children in 1st through 5th grades
Junior High Youth Program
Senior High Youth Program
Youth News & Upcoming Events:
Holy Thursday Youth Pilgrimage! All Junior and Senior High Youth, 6-12 grade, are invited to attend this event after the Lords Supper Mass 4/13 at St. Catharine of Siena. We will leave by carpool promptly at 8:15pm from the social hall to visit our Lord in the Eucharist at St. Peter, St. Paul and Holy Rosary churches before returning to our own parish for light refreshments at 10pm and pick up. Bring your friends to get a peak at these beautiful churches and to pray as a group in front of our Eucharistic Lord during Adoration. Please RSVP by Wed 4/12 to Mrs. Stratton (610-406-0452). All youth will need a permission slip to attend (available on line and at the youth table in the gathering area). Also, we are looking for a couple more adults with full clearances to help with driving.
Kennedy House Soup Kitchen April 29 &30. Great opportunity to serve those less fortunate in our own community. Open to all junior and senior high youth. We will need donations of food and those willing to work. Permission form available below. Contact Julie Wright for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any youth, parent of a youth attendee, or chaperone attending the Diocesan Trip to Steubenville NYC are invited to come to the Pre-Steubenville Gathering on April 30th at 3:00 pm located at Kutztown University! This is a great opportunity to meet other youth from the Diocese of Allentown attending the trip! Drop off and pick will be at the event but feel free to get car pools going among yourselves. This is not mandatory, but should provide some information and be fun. You will need a permission slip to go – available on the website. If you are planning on going please do three things: 1. Youth please bring the permission slip with you and give it to Mrs. Zambito when you get there. She will be the chaperone for the event. 2. Contact Mrs. Zambito before the event so she knows to expect you. Her email is email@example.com 3. Send Mrs. Stratton an email as well to keep her in the loop. We hope to have our own parish pre-Steubenville meeting Wed 5/31 at 7:00pm in the parish center to go over some details of the conference at that time.
Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center
15207 Kutztown Rd
Kutztown, PA 19530
2017 High School Mission Trip June 25 – July 1 – We are excited to announce Saint Catharine’s first Mission Trip opportunity! We will be going to Baltimore, MD with Young Neighbors In Action from June 25th to July 1st, 2017. All current high school teens are eligible to go! A permission slip and a $50 non-refundable deposit is due by the end of February 2017, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. So, if you are interested, please contact Julia Sneeringer at firstname.lastname@example.org OR plan to meet on Monday, January 23rd @ 7pm at the parish center for a “Come and See Night” about the mission!
Steubenville NYC 2017! This year’s theme is “Elevate”. It is July 21-23, 2017 and will be held at St. John’s University in Queens, NY. The Ministry Team for this Conference includes: Bob Rice, Mark Hart, Megan Mastroianni, Ike Ndolo, Oscar Rivera Jr, and Father Rick Martignetti, OFM. This conference is open to all incoming freshman (for the 2017-2018 School Year) through graduated seniors (June 2017). Please note that any of your graduated seniors who are 18 years of age (or older) must complete all of the necessary Diocesan Safe Environment requirements. This is an activity we hope teens of the parish participate in at least once during their high school experience. Space is limited so sign up today! Because the parish feels so strongly about this conference and the impact it can have on young lives, the fee for this conference if you are a St Catharine of Siena or St Mary’s parishioner, is greatly reduced to only $90* (From the diocese price of $300–Thank you Msgr. Domin!). It includes transportation, registration, lodging, meals and 2 t-shirts (one diocese and one parish). All participants stay in air-conditioned dorms with beds. Questions or *If registration is still a burden, please contact Mrs. Stratton (610-406-0452) or Father Miller. Check out THIS LINK and get excited!
Forms for Youth Events:
Please visit our Contacts / Resources page to find the contact information for Youth Ministry