High School Youth Ministry
The St. Matthew Youth Ministry Team is committed to providing our teens with the best possible opportunities for personal and spiritual growth through catechesis (religious education), fellowship, service, outreach and leadership.
Click here for Strengths Quest registration! March 6, 2 to 5 pm
Whether getting ready to apply for a summer job, or thinking about college applications, teens want to be able to communicate what makes them unique and perfectly made. Strengths Quest is a program designed to help teens discover and confidently share their God given strengths. The program includes a brief online assessment developed by the Gallup Organization. For more information, email Diane Kiradjieff.
VBS Volunteer Registration Open! Click here to register as part of the VBS volunteer crew.
Summer Camp Registration Open! Click here to register.
Steubenville Conference Registration Open! Click here to register.
Catholic Heart Work Camp Registration Open! Click here to register.
Wondering what all these events are? Scroll down for explanations under our Summer Schedule of Events!
The Mass Sundays at 5:30 pm
At the Sunday 5:30 pm Mass, teens and their families are invited to experience the depth of God’s love through the Word, the community and the Eucharist. All teens are welcomed to sit as a community in one section, and are encouraged to participate as lectors, ushers and extraordinary ministers of holy Communion.
Life Nights Sundays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm Parish Center Family Room
Offered throughout the year, these nights provide a time for dinner and faith sharing. It is the perfect way to jump start your school week, or wind down a week of summer. Each series of nights mixes social, spiritual and service opportunities. For more information, email Diane Kiradjieff.
Lenten Friends – Feb. 14, 21, 28 and March 6, 13
Easter Season – April 17, 24
Spring Fever – May 1, 8, 15, 22
Winter/Spring High School Youth Events
Strengths Quest March 6, 2 to 5pm
Whether getting ready to apply for a summer job, or thinking about college applications, teens want to be able to communicate what makes them unique and perfectly made. Strengths Quest is a program designed to help teens discover and confidently share their God given strengths. The program includes a brief online assessment developed by the Gallup Organization. Click here to register. For more information, email Diane Kiradjieff.
Just Cause Fast April 9-10
Information coming soon! Check back in February for this awesome service and fellowship opportunity!
Summer High School Youth Events
VBS June 19, 6:30-8:30 pm
June 20-24, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
We invite you to share our Catholic faith by mentoring our parish elementary age children in one of the most amazing weeks of summer! High school volunteers are needed to serve as group leaders, or assist in games, crafts, music and more! Click here to register to be part of the VBS volunteer crew. For more information, email Diane Kiradjieff.
Catholic Heart Work Camp July 18-23
A powerful opportunity for teens “to love the least of these." As bold Catholics, we embrace the challenge to put ourselves aside to serve and restore homes and hearts, feed the hungry, lift the spirits of children, give hope to the disabled, and provide help through partnerships with social agencies. CHWC offers a positive life changing experience. A trained team of college students, a manager and director, a nurse and a team of Catholic priests await ready to serve you, so that together, others will be served. Click here to register. For more information, email Diane Kiradjieff.
Steubenville July 8-10
Every teen has the desire to achieve something great and to be someone great. We see this desire played out on social media daily. At a Steubenville Conference, teens will learn what it takes to be great in this life. Teens will come to experience a relationship with Christ that can radically transform everything in their life. The goal of every Steubenville Conference is for teens to open their hearts to Jesus Christ who desires their lives to be fulfilling, exciting, and joyful! Click here to join us on this amazing weekend. For more informaion, email Diane Kiradjieff.
Hidden Lake Summer Camp August 1-6
This is the summer that you begin to experience a bigger and better life than you ever thought possible. We are created for great things. We are meant to live with a joy that penetrates the darkness of this world. We are meant to experience life.
Summer Camp sponsored by Life Teen International® is an incredible opportunity to be free and confident, develop new friendships with other teens from your parish, and encounter God working in your life. Click here for more information. Click here to register. For more information, email Diane Kiradjieff.
**High School Contact: Diane Kiradjieff 704-543-7677 x 1038
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