Church of the Immaculate Conception

  The Roman Catholic Community of Glenville, New York

Mark your calendars!
Youth Ministry Enrollment for 2019-2020
will be

Sunday, September 8th 9am -12noon
Monday, September 9th  9am - 7pm 

Returning families will receive a reminder and informational mailing in August.
If you are new to our community or are interested in learning more about our program, email us or give us a call.

New to our Parish or Youth Ministries Program?  WELCOME! 
Please contact the Youth Ministries Office at your earliest convenience to pick up registration materials and to review our program options.

New Family Registration Form can be printed and completed in advance (form will be available mid-June)

Detailed information for the 2019-2020 year will be available online in mid-August.  If you have questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Comprehensive Youth Ministries

Our Church embraces the practice of "Comprehensive Youth Ministries" (CYM)  The goal of CYM is to utilize 8 components of ministry to ensure that youth are fully engaged in all aspects of our Church.  Many people think of youth ministries as going to "religion classes" - "Catechesis" (learning about faith) is 1 of the 8 components but CYM is SO much MORE than just religion classes!

Components of Comprehensive Youth Ministries

Catechesis

Evangelization

Prayer & Worship

Community Life

Justice & Service

Leadership Development

Pastoral Care

Advocacy

 
INFORMATION FOR GRADES 7 - 10 is BELOW    
Information for Grade 11th - please click on the Confirmation link on the top right of this page. 

Youth Ministries Participants in Grades 7 - 10 select the mini-course topics that they would like to complete.  Mini-Courses are topic specific and each topic meets for 4 consecutive weeks.  Participants choose and complete 2 topics each year.   Mini-Courses are limited to 14 participants per topic and are filled on a first come basis at enrollment.

Click grade below to view/print Topics, Descriptions and Meeting Dates

PLEASE NOTE:  details for mini-courses for 2019-2020 will be posted in early August

Please remember that you need to complete and turn in a reflection and evaluation form after completing your mini-course!


You can submit the form online (PREFERRED) by clicking the logo to the left OR you can print a form HERE, complete it and return it to our office.

Evaluations should be turned in within 2 weeks of completing your mini-course.

Community Service in Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries Participants are expected to have a demonstrated commitment to Community Service.  Each year, students in grades 7 -11 are required to complete a minimum of:


1 Ministry Service (formerly called inside service) and
1 Mission Service (formerly called outside service)

Ministry Service directly benefits our Parish Community offering Youth Ministries participants an opportunity to work alongside existing Parish Ministries.


Mission Service takes our young adults out into the world completing service that benefits our community at large.  Many Mission Service Opportunities are coordinated through our office, however, we recognize that many youth are involved with community service through various school, scout and sports organizations - oftentimes those experiences can fulfill your Mission Service requirement.  Please contact the Youth Ministries Office for approval.

 

Nick Vautrin, Jack Mongan, and Jordan Manocchi are eager to serve during the Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry.  Volunteering with the Knights - is just one of the many Ministry Service Opportunities available to our teens!

2019-2020 Community Service Descriptions
will be posted online in mid-August

Click the headings below to view/print the various Ministry and Mission Service Opportunities coordinated through the Youth Ministries Office

Ministry Service Choices

Mission Service Choices

Teens are expected to SELECT their community service choices in September at Enrollment.
 
 

How do teens sign up for service?

In 1 of 3 easy ways:
1.  Download, print and complete this form and bring it with you to Enrollment
2.  Complete a blank form that will be available at enrollment
3.  Complete this ONLINE sign up form

Youth Ministries Handbook

Click here to read, download and print a copy of the Youth Ministries Handbook.  This handbook is designed to answer many frequently asked questions about mini-courses, community service, workshops, program expectations and more!


Each participant and their family is expected to review the Handbook and then sign and return the Participant/Parent Contract.  If you have not yet turned in your contract, please do so as soon as possible.  If you need another contract, you can print one here.

Volunteering with Youth Ministries

Please click HERE if you would like to volunteer with Youth Ministries.  Available opportunities include: being a catechist or evaluator; chaperoning service outings, social events, and functions; set-up, baking, clean-up for a variety of receptions; adult and teen members of the Core Youth Ministries Team.


Click above to email us or call us at 518.399.9203

 

Looking for Confirmation Information?  Click the image above and bookmark the Confirmation page!

Meet the
Youth Ministries Staff

Christine Goss
Director of Youth Ministries

 

Patty Nally
Youth Ministries Assistant