Church of the Immaculate Conception
Enrollment for the 2022-23 is ongoing
Please stop by our office (Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm - note our office will be closed Wed 9/14 from 11:30am - 1:30pm and closed for the day on Fri 9/16)
***Please see below for current availability of mini-courses by grade level ***
New to our community or Youth Ministries Program? WELCOME!
New families should contact the Evangelization and Catechesis Office at your earliest convenience to discuss our program offerings.
Our program is offered as part of our Tri-Parish Community and provides opportunities for children and youth from Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph's Parishes.
All families who were previously enrolled in our program should have received a detailed mailing in late August. If you did not receive that mailing - please reach out to Maria to verify we have the correct contact information on file for your family.
These documents were part of the August mailing, you can view and/or print them by clicking the links above.
Mini-Courses for Grades 6 - 10
Mini-Courses are limited to 14 participants per topic and are filled on a first come basis at enrollment. If mailing in your enrollment form, please be sure to include back-up options in the event your top preferences are full.
2022-2023 Mini-Course Topics and Dates
(Please click on the grade level for a pdf file of topics and meeting dates)
As topics reach capacity a note is made under each grade level.
Availability last updated 9/22/22 at 3;00pm
Session #1 - The Beatitudes - LIMITED SPACES
Community Service in Youth Ministries
Youth Ministries Participants are expected to have a
demonstrated commitment to Community Service.
Each year, regardless of which faith formation model is selected,
participants in grades 6 -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!
2022-2023 Community Service Descriptions
will be updated when they are available
Click the headings below to view/print the various Ministry and Mission Service Opportunities coordinated through the Youth Ministries Officeav
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 send it in
2. Complete this ONLINE sign up form
Youth Ministries Handbook - is being updated for 2022-2023
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 mini-course catechist or substitute, chaperoning service outings, social events, functions, baking for various YM events.
Click above to email us or call us at 518.399.9203
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Youth Ministries Staff
518-399-9203 ext 243
Evangelization and Catechesis
518-399-9210 ext 235
Comprehensive Youth Ministries
Our Church embraces the philosophy 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!