ST. ALBERT YOUTH MINISTRY

Love God! Serve Others! Be Disciples!

Youth Ministry Summer Calendar 2020

Click here to download the Summer Calendar

Virtual Meetings

We continue to meet virtually for our summer gatherings. Be sure to join us each week (unless notified otherwise) for our meetings. HS = All incoming high school youth of fall 2020 through our just graduated Seniors). MS = 6-8th grade youth as of fall 2020.

Catalyst (HS Youth Group) – Sunday Nights 7-8:30 PM

412 Youth (MS Youth Group) – Mondays 3-4 PM

Faith Alive (Regional HS Youth Gathering) – 2 & 4th Wednesdays 7-8 PM

There will be no Catalyst on Sunday, July 5th due to the Holiday Weekend.

In-Person Events

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.

412 Youth – Thursday, July 9th – 3-4:30 PM – CHALK IT UP

Join us for a socially distanced chalk art event at St. Albert the Great. Help spread some joy with your artistic creations as well as be able to get together with your friends. Individually wrapped snacks will be provided, but please bring your own water bottle/drink. Bring your own beach towel to spread out as we wrap up our time together with some time to reflect on the last several months and discuss the upcoming year.

Catalyst – Thursday, July 23rd – 4-6 PM – FRISBEE & FAITH

HS youth, join us for some Ultimate Frisbee at St. Albert! We’ll gather for some fun and the wrap up our afternoon with some snacks and faith reflection. An opportunity for us to get together check in face-to-face after a long in person hiatus. Meet new friends and reconnect with your old ones. Individually wrapped snacks will be available but please bring your own water bottle/drink. Don’t forget a beach towel to sit on after we play.

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.

Peace in Christ,

Emileigh Ledgerwood

Director of Youth Ministry & Confirmation

Attention all St. Albert Jr. High and High School Youth!

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.

Catalyst Updates

Please Note: Mark your calendars for our regularly scheduled HS events
during the school year. I will notify everyone when these in person meetings resume.

Join us for Catalyst!

All high school youth of St. Albert are welcome to join us Sundays after 6:03 Mass from 7-8:30 PM for our Catalyst meetings! Meet us in the Youth Room for food, fellowship, and discipleship. Come get to know your fellow high school youth of the parish while we grow in our Faith and our ability to be Catalysts for Christ.

Apply Now for the Catalyst Core Leadership Team!

Are you interested in serving your fellow youth of the parish? We are in the process of forming a high school youth core team that will be responsible for working with the youth ministry office to plan and execute various events, both social and faith related. There will be opportunities for various leadership formation for you throughout the year. This team will also assist in various ways as needed with the middle school youth group/Confirmation program.

If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please send Ms. Emileigh an email at eledgerwood@stalbert.org with your name, grade in the fall of 2020, and a brief statement as to why you would like to serve on this leadership team.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, July 17th, 2020 by Midnight EST.

YOUTH LED HOLY HOUR

The first 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.

Contact Emileigh Ledgerwood for more information or with any questions.

 

Catholic Social Teaching: What Is It?

All high school youth this fall are welcome to join us this year for a special in depth study of Catholic Social Teaching using the DOCAT. This is an excellent source of information on social justice for young people, helping them to get to know and live the social doctrine of the Church. It is a solid practical successor to YOUCAT, the very popular youth catechism based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Due to the nature of this study, it will be separate from our regular Catalyst meetings on Sunday evenings.

Click HERE to sign up for the DOCAT Study!

412 Youth Updates

Please Note: Please check back here for upcoming events
during the school year as we stay abreast of the current health climate.

 

All middle school youth (6th-8th grade) of the St. Albert the Great Catholic Community are invited to join us for 412 Youth! 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!

Parent Corner

 

Volunteers Needed!

Parents (and other safe environment trained adults interested in volunteering with our youth) we need you to help provide adult coverage for our high school and jr. high meetings! Please email eledgerwood@stalbert.org or call the church office at 502-425-3940 ext. 116 for more information.