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Youth Ministry Events

Magical Mystery Tours - 1st Saturday of each month
(Grades 6-12 for the 2019-2020 academic year)
Sit with your friends at the 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass, sign in at the WAC (Weber Activities Center), jump on a bus and travel to an unknown location(s). Make sure you pack your bathing suit! You just never know where you’re headed. These nights of fellowship are a blast of excitement and you will be wanting to come back.

 

Swords And Tiaras - 2nd Sunday of each month
(grades 6-8 for the 2019-2020 academic year)
This a Jesus-Centered fun and games night with a dynamic Bible Study mixed in. Pizza and ice cream will be served followed by a Bible Study that will make you laugh, run around, and possibly involve a banana costume here or there.

 

Movie Nights - 3rd Sunday of each month
(grades 6-8 for the 2019-2020 academic year)
Come on out and watch a movie, eat some pizza and ice cream, and have a small group discussion on moral decision making as a middle schooler.

 

Catholic Heart WorkCamp:
(8th Grade+ for the 2019-2020 academic year)
This is a week long of Christ-centered service. Our work becomes our prayer. Join hundreds of other teens from around the country and put your faith into action. There’s games, skits, talks, dynamic music, and new friends to meet. This year we will travel to Dover, DE to serve those in need.. Cost is about $400/teen. (No teen is turned away due to inability to pay.) Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Register by the end of October.

 

Franciscan University Youth Conference:
( Grades 8-11 for the 2019-2020 academic year)
Get away for a weekend in July next summer to grow stronger in your faith. The speakers are young and filled with God’s love to share with you. Listen to testimonies from teens and young adults and sleep in college dorms.  Cost is about $200/teen. (No teen is turned away due to inability to pay.)

 

Vacation Bible School:
(Grades 6-11 for the 2019-2020 academic year)
Come serve as a crew leader or station assistant during our parish wide Vacation Bible School.  We will include a trip to Hershey Park as a thank you for your service. June 14-18, 2020.

 

Waves Of Mercy Week:
(Grades 6-11 for the 2019-2020 academic year)
This year, Waves of Mercy will occur in July 2020 (NOT DURING VBS WEEK). Come on out for a week of service and fun in Lancaster County. The week includes Mass, talks, games, small group talks, and the majority of our time will be serving local nonprofits and charities including: A Woman’s Concern, Mom’s House, Hempfield Food Pantry, parishioner in need, and more!

 

Fan The Fire:
(8th grade - 12th grade for the 2019-2020 academic year)
This is a one day retreat day with hundreds of other Catholic teens in our Lancaster Community. Grow in your love for your faith, participate in a teen friendly Mass, listen to gifted speakers and play some fun games. Cost is just $10!




Youth Ministry Tentative Calendar

*dates and times are subject to change

 

September 2019
15 Swords and Tiaras 6-8p.m.; Requires use of gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
21 ABBEYFEST - open to families of middle and high school
22 Parish Picnic Day – WAC used for Kids’ Station; Movie Night(showing the new Aladdin) in WAC from 6-9 p.m.
   
  OCTOBER is REGISTRATION MONTH FOR CHWC AND STEUBENVILLE for teens in grades 8-college for the 2019-2020 school year.
   

 

October 2019

5 5K RUN/WALK for OFF THE STREETS https://www.raceentry.com/races/hartz-pt-fall-blast/2019/register
5 Magical Mystery Tour; Register here: https://form.jotform.com/80136016284147
6 Coffee House in WAC; Requires use of gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
13 Swords and Tiaras 6-8p.m; Requires use of gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
18 8th grade GAIN Service Retreat; depart after school Mass; requires rooms 1, 2, 3,4 and WAC from 1-3:05 p.m.
20

Movie Night 6-9 p.m. WAC

   

 

November 2019

2 Magical Mystery Tour
3 Coffee House in WAC; Requires use of gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
8 3rd Grade Retreat; requires rooms 1, 2, 3,4, chapel, nursery, and WAC from 8:00 a.m.-3:05 p.m.
10 Swords and Tiaras 6-8p.m; Requires use of gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
16 FAN THE FIRE YOUTH RALLY at St. Joe’s in York, PA
17

Movie Night 6-9 p.m. WAC

   

 

December 2019

1 Coffee House in WAC; Requires use of gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
7 Magical Mystery Tour
8 Swords and Tiaras 6-8p.m; Requires use of gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
13 5th grade retreat; requires rooms 1, 2, 3,4, chapel, nursery, and WAC from 8:00 a.m.-3:05 p.m.
15 Movie Night 6-9 p.m. WAC
21

ADVENT ADVENTURE???

   

 

January 2020

4 Magical Mystery Tour
5 Coffee House in WAC; Requires use of gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
10 Generation Life Retreat Day for 7th grade; requires rooms 1, 2, 3,4, chapel, nursery, and WAC from 8:00 a.m.-3:05 p.m.
12 Swords and Tiaras 6-8p.m; Requires use of gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
19 Movie Night 6-9 p.m. WAC
   

 

February 2020

2 Coffee House in WAC; Requires use of gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
9 Swords and Tiaras 6-8p.m; Requires use of gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
11 NET Retreat; requires rooms 1, 2, 3,4, chapel, nursery, school gym, and WAC from 8:00 a.m.-3:05 p.m.
16 Movie Night 6-9 p.m. WAC
   

 

March 2020

1 Coffee House in WAC; Requires use of gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
8 Swords and Tiaras 6-8p.m; Requires use of gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
13 4th Grade Retreat; requires rooms 1, 2, 3,4, chapel, nursery, and WAC from 8:00 a.m.-3:05 p.m.
15 Movie Night 6-9 p.m. WAC
   

 

April 2020

4 Magical Mystery Tour
5 Coffee House in WAC (VBS meeting); Requires use of gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
12 Swords and Tiaras 6-8p.m; Requires use of gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
17 1st Grade Retreat; requires rooms 1, 2, 3,4, chapel, nursery, and WAC from 8:00 a.m.-3:05 p.m.
19 Movie Night 6-9 p.m. WAC
   

 

May 2020

1 6th grade retreat; requires rooms 1, 2, 3,4, chapel, nursery, and WAC from 8:00 a.m.-3:05 p.m.
3 Coffee House (mandatory VBS training night)  in WAC; Requires use of gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
10 Swords and Tiaras (mandatory VBS training night) 6-8p.m; Requires use of gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
17 Movie Night 6-9 p.m. WAC
   

 

June 2020

14 - 18 Vacation Bible School
21-27 Catholic Heart Workcamp to Dover, DE
   
  WOM Week – Times/Dates to be determined
Middle School Overnight – TBD
   

 

 

 

Adult Support

Adult Core Team Meeting

Youth Ministry is inviting all adults who are interested in sharing their time and talent with our young church to our Adult Core Team meetings.


 

Like us on Facebook

Want to stay up to date on all youth ministry happenings and opportunities? “Friend,”  St. Leo Youth Ministry on Facebook (this is a closed group so only those that are “Friends” of this group can see the postings). Please frequent our parish website and check out the “Youth” link on the home page -  http://www.stleos.org/Youth.html

 

Minor Volunteers

Youth of age 14-17 (minors) are required to register as a minor volunteer if volunteering in schools, Catholic Charities, parishes and all activities involving youth.

 

Please visit the Diocese of Harrisburg Minor Volunteers webpage to learn more about this and to register as a minor volunteer.

 

 

 

 

 


Mrs. Beth Christensen is our Coordinator of Youth Ministry. In this staff position she empowers our youth to live as disciples of Jesus Christ, to help them to feel loved and accepted by the Universal Church, and to grow spiritually, morally and in maturity.

Contact Beth at her office in the Weber Activities Center (WAC) at (717) 394-1742 or via email at youth_ministry@stleos.org
   
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