ST. ALBERT YOUTH MINISTRY

Love God! Serve Others! Be Disciples!

2020-2021 Annual Form Available

Please print and return an updated Annual Permission Slip/Medical Waiver for the July 2020 – June 2021 year. These need to be on record with the Youth Ministry Office in order to participate in any of the activities offered.

You can also pick up a printed copy outside the Director of Youth Ministry’s Office or in the church entryways.

Health Policy Reminders

If you are feeling unwell, have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or are displaying symptoms including fever (greater than 100.4), cough, or shortness of breath, please DO NOT ATTEND a youth event for the health and safety of your fellow youth and adult leaders.

Each youth will have their temperature checked upon arrival at all youth events. We will be maintaining the 6ft distance when we gather; however, bring a mask to wear as requested in our gatherings. Just like other groups that are meeting on campus, we will continue to follow current health guidelines. If you can not comply with this policy, you will be asked to leave from an event.

Reminder: On Monday, July 20, Governor Andy Beshear announced a new advisory in response to the rising number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky. In order to work to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our state, the governor is asking all Kentuckians who have traveled to states with a positive testing rate for COVID-19 that is equal to or greater than 15% to self-quarantine for 14 days upon returning to Kentucky. The current states as of 8/12/2020 are Washington, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, Florida, Nevada, Idaho, and all International Travel.

St. Albert the Great is asking all visitors and parishioners who have or will be travelling to these states to please self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to Mass or attending any campus functions. This is for the safety of all St. Albert families. This policy is also extended to all youth events both on and off campus for the health and protection of our young people and their families. Please be respectful of this request.

2020 Youth Ministry Fall Calendar

Regularly Scheduled In-Person Events – Resuming August 23rd!

412 Youth (Middle School Youth Group) – Sundays 4:30-5:45 PM

Catalyst (High School Youth Group) – Sundays 7-8:30 PM; RESTORE 3rd Sundays of the Month at St. Aloysius 6:30-7:30 PM.

With the restrictions being lifted on group numbers we are hoping to resume some in person, but socially distanced events for our youth. We know this time has been tough for everyone and we hope we can ease back in and help restore some normalcy by being able to gather together again.

Please note: Each youth will have their temp checked upon arrival. We will be maintaining the 6ft distance when we gather at the end, but bring a mask to wear at that point in our meeting. Just like other groups that are meeting on campus, we will continue to follow current health guidelines.

How To Stay in Touch

SEED Newsletter – Weekly Flocknote Update

Each week, we’ll be sending out an email with updates for the week. It will include any updates for the calendar for the week, recommended content from Formed (which you get free access to through St. Albert the Great), and other current updates to keep you in the loop. Not receiving these? Email eledgerwood@stalbert.org to be added to our youth ministry mailings.

Social Media Updates

We are constantly updating our social media platforms for you during this time! We are sharing live streamed Masses, Adoration, prayers, as well as resources to help feed you spiritually, mentally, and emotionally, during this time. Click the links at the top of this page to access our various platforms.

Need to Reach Out?

I know this is a challenging time for a variety of reasons. I am available to set up a video call through Zoom for our youth and their families as needed. This is available for you all to chat or check in. Please email me at eledgerwood@stalbert.org to set up a time.

Catalyst

Sundays 7-8:30 PM – Youth Room

Starting Sunday, August 23rd: All high school youth (as of fall 2020) please join us for our first gathering of the new school year during our regularly scheduled Sunday night meetings following 6:03 Mass from 7-8:30 PM. Each week, unless notified otherwise, we’ll gather for fellowship and fun, and opportunity to grow in our faith. Individual snacks provided, social distance protocols will be followed, and please bring a mask for while we’re not eating.

 

 

YOUTH LED HOLY HOUR

The third Sunday of the month from 6:30-7:30 PM, we will be joining with St. Aloysius in PeeWee Valley for RESTORE. RESTORE is an hour of Adoration featuring praise and worship music, meditations, and time for silent prayer. The permission slip is below since this is an off property event. It will cover all RESTORE events. Please bring it when you are dropped off at St. Aloysius.

412 Youth Updates

Sundays 4:30-5:45 PM – Youth Room

Starting Sunday, August 23rd: Attention all 6-8th grade youth of the St. Albert the Great Catholic Community! New this year, you are invited to join us Sunday afternoons for your own youth group gathering. We will meet every almost week (unless notified) prior to 6:03 Mass. It is an opportunity for us to explore a variety of faith topics, have trivia/game days, and continue to build our middle school community. Individual snacks provided. Masks required when not eating/drinking and we will maintain our socially distant spacing to ensure the health of everyone. Come join us as we live out our faith as the young Church in everything we do as we Love God, Serve Others, and Be Disciples!

Adult Volunteers Needed

If you are interested in serving the youth of the St. Albert the Great Catholic Community, we need your help! We need adults to serve as our second volunteer for our youth group meetings and events this year. If you are Safe Environment trained, please consider signing up to assist with our middle school or high school youth.

Requirements: Adults must be 18+ and graduated high school to work with our middle school youth.  Adults must be 21+ and graduated college to work with our high school youth. If you have questions please reach out to Emileigh Ledgerwood, Director of Youth Ministry & Confirmation, at eledgerwood@stalbert.org or 502-425-3940 extension 116.

412 Youth (Middle School Youth Group) Meetings:

https://stalbert.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=533644

Catalyst (High School Youth Group) Meetings:

https://stalbert.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=533655