Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church


Youth Ministry

Teen Action Group – TAG

Youth who are in grades 6-12 are invited to join other youth leaders to help plan, implement, and evaluate a total youth ministry program. Youth who make this commitment are expected to attend one meeting each month and a two-night overnight retreat in August. Participation in the Christian Formation program, service and relational opportunities is helpful. Participation in weekend liturgies and prayer opportunities is expected. In return, you will come to know a wonderful group of youth and adults!

Contact:      Dotty Posto……………………………………………………….. (414) 305-8976

Terry Shiltz-Nowak…………………………………………… (414) 482-1295

 

Relational Ministry Events

Adults (21 and older) are needed to help chaperone many fun activities, such as lock-ins, dances, field trips, movie nights, etc. Volunteers should have the ability to work with youth and enforce simple guidelines, and can participate in the events that best suit their talents and schedule. We cannot hold these events without you!

Contact:     Mary Osep……………………………………………. (414) 541-9470, Ext. 15

 

Retreat Small Group Leader

A retreat is held yearly for every grade level. For grades 6-8, these day-long events are held at a site in the community. Help is needed to transport youth and help with the experience of the day (e.g., meal program, nursing home experience). Retreats for grades 9-10 are one-night overnights, and Confirmation and Youth Council are two-night overnights. Your help with leading a small group of teens requires an openness to their ideas and feelings, and a willingness to share your faith. The basic requirement for this role is a love and respect for teens.

Contact:      Mary Osep……………………………………………. (414) 541-9470, Ext. 15

 

Summer Mission Experience

Each summer, high school youth participate in the Reach Out Reach In program (RORI). Registrations are available in early February, and youth are accepted on a first come first-to-serve basis. In addition, adults are needed to help lead small groups to the worksite inMilwaukeeand help with the evening process of all experiences. This is a wonderful experience for youth and adults of living in community, learning about complex social justice issues, and praying together. Volunteers are subject to a background check and Safe Environment Training.

Contact:     Mary Osep……………………………………………. (414) 541-9470, Ext. 15

 

Youth Service

Many opportunities to serve in the parish and larger community exist for youth. Teens are presented with a booklet that outlines all of the service. Confirmation candidates have more in-depth opportunities because it is an integral part of their preparation for the sacrament. Parents are asked to join us for many of these opportunities.

Contact:      Judy Meleski …………………………………………………….  (414) 545-1785

 

Youth Service Facilitators

Youth of the parish are provided many opportunities to serve within the parish and the wider community. Adults (21 and older) are needed to accompany and serve along with the teens in various events throughout the year. Adult volunteers are subject to a background check and Safe Environment Training.

Contact:     Mary Osep……………………………………………. (414) 541-9470, Ext. 15