Youth Ministry

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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.


Share your faith with the children and youth of our parish! Click here to register to serve as a peer minister or teen classroom catechist.




Summer Camp 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.


RCIA for Teens  Mondays, 6:45 to 8:15 pm          Parish Center Youth Room

This class is for teens coming into the Church who have not yet received all the Sacraments of Initiation and those who have not been enrolled in Faith Formation for an extended period of time. Through a relaxed, small group setting, we discover the teachings of the Catholic Church, what it means to live your life as a Catholic Christian, and the beauty and tradition of the faith. Various resources such as the Youcat Youth Catechism, Scripture and the Catholic Faith Handbook for Teens are used. Teens in this program begin classes in September and receive their sacraments at the Easter Vigil Mass. Please email Diane Kiradjieff.


Summer High School Youth Events                               


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.


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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