Church of the Immaculate Conception

  The Roman Catholic Community of Glenville, New York

It's NEVER too late
to join Youth Ministries. 

If you 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

Detailed information on 7-10th grade mini-courses and Community service opportunities are NOW AVAILABLE below.  

CONFIRMATION information is currently posted and can be found by clicking the Confirmation image to the right

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

These 7th grade topics are FULL:

  • A Closer Look at the Lord's Prayer
  • Lent 101


These 8th grade topics are FULL:

  • Exploring the Sacraments
  • Understand the Creed

These 9th grade topics are FULL:

  • Religion and Science
  • Life Lessons from 2 Francises
  • Prayer for the 21st Century Teen


These 10th grade topics are FULL:

  • Intro to the Catechism
  • You Can Be A Saint
  • Contemporary Issues in Catholic Faith
  • Going Green (very limited)

Availability information is up to date as of December 11, 2018 at 1:00pm  
SEVERAL other topics have very limited availability - if you need a specific session, please be sure to register ASAP.  ALL topics are filled on a first come, first served basis and mini-courses have a maximum of 14 participants.  Please contact the Youth Ministries Office with questions.

updated December 11, 2018


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!

2018-2019 Community Service Descriptions
is Available Now (updated September 4, 2018)

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