Our Youth Ministry Team
Luke Delvecchio and Jimmy Hastings started as members of the St. Paul Youth Group and have evolved into Youth Ministers. Both are parishioners in the Collaborative and their tireless dedication and enthusiasm has continued to keep our Youth Ministry program alive and well!
Katie Mears, our newest Youth Minister, was also a member of the St. Paul Youth Group throughout high school and has continued to be active in our Collaborative Music Ministry ever since. She is excited to join Luke and Jimmy in supporting today’s high schoolers.
The team also includes Anne Mears, who coordinates the music for the Sunday 5pm Mass, and Linda Messore, who serves as our Youth Ministry Program Director.
Our Youth Ministers are charged with empowering young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. This includes (but is not be limited to!) Mass participation, service within and outside the Collaborative, and social activities to foster community. The program is centered around our youth-focused, vibrant and Spirit-filled Sunday 5:00pm Mass. Our high school students are central to and actively involved in all aspects of this liturgy, serving as greeters and lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, singers and musicians. Our hope is that this full, active participation in the liturgy, the source and summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed, will give our young people a lived connection to Christ Jesus and the community of the Church.
Youth Ministry also offers service opportunities within and outside our Collaborative, as well as social and recreational activities, to help our young people strengthen their connections to each other and to their community.
We hope you will join us at the Sunday 5pm Mass and our other Youth Ministry programs and events (check the calendars for schedules and locations.) If you would like more information, or if you are interested in serving at Mass or participating in our Youth Music Group, please let us know! We encourage you to speak with any of the Youth Ministers at a Sunday 5pm Mass or email us at email@example.com.