St. Peter’s Teens in Action
The St. Peter’s Teens in Action Youth Group is built on the premise that the teens and youth of our parish are a blessing and a gift. Teens are an integral and important part of our parish family as they are the future of our church and they bring unique talents to our parish family.
We strive to:
- Provide a safe zone where teens can connect to each other to share their faith in a fun way.
- Help teens be authentic in their sharing and to find and live out their connection to God.
- Be a place for teens to develop friendships with others who share similar morals and values and to be known for something other than academics or sports.
- Empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
- Challenge teens to find their inner strength to put their God-given talents to use to learn what it means to serve others as Christ did.
- Draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the St. Peter’s faith community.
- Foster the total, personal and spiritual growth of each young person and find the best in each teen.
- Be concerned with the whole person, addressing young people’s spiritual needs in the context of other parts of their lives.
We are truly blessed to have an active teen population in our parish
and are very appreciative of the support of the parish to help keep our
“teens in action,” living out their faith!
Lisa Weis (email@example.com) and Erika Fleig (Erika.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Living Stations of the Cross by Teens in Action
We are so blessed and thankful for the gift our teens who were involved in the Living Stations of the Cross and the Pasta Dinner gave to our parish community. Our teens stepped way out of their comfort zone to bring a message of love to our parish and for that, we are grateful. While events like this are not easy and our teens may have felt unsure of themselves at times, they again showed us how they can rise to the occasion when need be. We hope all felt the real emotion in Our Lord's suffering, why it was done for us, and how His message of Love, Forgiveness and the power of Prayer is still the most important message of all time.
There are a number of important dates and opportunities for teens to be in action and of service to our parish and our community in the coming months.
Sunday, April 8th: April TIA meeting from 6-7:30 in the church hall
This meeting was not originally on the calendar, but we hope all will join us for pizza and fun!
Saturday, April 21st: Parish trip to Yankee Game vs. Toronto, sponsored by TIA
We still have a limited number of tickets available. Transportation not provided. Contact Erika (860-305-4278) if interested!
Saturday, April 28th: Spring Cleanup at the ASCJ Convent in Higganum (VOLUNTEER HOURS) from 8:30-11:00
The sisters from the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus convent in Higganum have asked for help from our teens with spring cleanup on their grounds. Lunch and paddleboating (weather permitting) after cleanup!
Sunday, April 29th: Mandatory Meeting for teens attending CHWC in Pittsburgh and their parents from 6-8.
Note: If finances are a barrier to a teen attending the trip, please contact Lisa or Erika as we do have funds available. All inquiries will be kept confidential.
Saturday, May 12th: Spring Cleanup with St. Peter’s KoC at the church (VOLUNTEER HOURS) from 9-1
Same need, different location!
And don’t forget, you can always find the TIA Event Calendar online.
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Teens in Action in Pittsburgh this summer!!
Every summer the St. Peter’s TIA heads to a different part of the United States to join the Catholic Heart Work Camp team in helping people in need repair their homes. This year, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will join the list of cities where the teens from St Peter’s have a made a difference. Other cities served by our TIA in past years include Plattsburgh NY, North Arlington NJ, Cumberland MD, Boston MA, Laurel MD, and Providence RI. At these different CHWC sites, teens from St. Peter’s join over 300 Catholic youth from around the country for a week of service and prayer. Teens work in small groups at either the homes of needy people or agencies that provide services to people in need. So many of our teens come back saying, “It has changed my life!” St Peters has 30 spaces for the trip this summer which will take place from July 15th to the 21st. To find out more about the CHWC experience, visit www.heartworkcamp.com. To find out more about the St Peter TIA CHWC mission trip this summer email Lisa Weis at LMenilloweis@comcast.net.
St Peter’s TIA arriving in Plattsburgh NY for their CHWC mission trip