St. Matthew's Youth Group

Welcome!

We welcome the youth of St. Matthew's Parish (8th -12th grade) to join us for a variety of activities during the year. Together, we hope to grow as a community of faith, continue to build our relationship with Jesus Christ, and develop many fun memories!

 

Overnight Lock-In!

We had an amazing time together at the Lock-In! The Lord was certainly with us as we explored who we are and how God looks on us with love. We also had a fun time with plenty of ice-breakers, games, cake-decorating contest, and skits at 3am! Thanks to all our youth who participated and to all the adults who helped chaperone! 

 

Check back later for more pictures! 

                     


Upcoming Events:


It has been a great year of growing in our faith in Jesus Christ together. 

There is much to be grateful for!

 

Although we will not formally meet again until August, check out all that is going on for High School Youth during the summer:

 

JUNE

Light the Fire ~ Diocese of Scranton Youth Rally

Wednesday, June 28th (9am - 7pm)

Misericordia University, Dallas, PA

Going eleven years strong, this rally brings together nearly 500 teenagers from throughout the Diocese of Scranton. The day includes upbeat music, hilarious and inspiring talks from nationally-acclaimed speakers, Adoration, Confession, lunch, free-time, break-out sessions, and a closing Mass with the bishop of Scranton.


Check out this video from a previous Light the Fire Rally:

 

JULY

Steubenville Youth Conference

Friday, July 21st - Sunday, July 23rd 

St. John's University, Queens, NY

Our parish youth are invited to this three-day conference run by Franciscan University of Steubenville. The conference includes captivating speakers and amazing music, all aimed at helping us to grow in our faith and become evangelizing disciples of Jesus. Join thousands of other teens from throughout the U.S. for these days of prayer, worship, adoration, and fun!

For more information, visit: https://steubenvilleconferences.com/youth/conf-nyc/

 

AUGUST

St. Matthew's Parish Festival

August 11th, 12th, and 13th (Friday-Sunday)

This year, the Youth Group will be running the Ice Cream stand. We will also be sharing all the good we do and inviting new members to join us! 

 


 

 

 

 

"The Lord said to me, "Do not say, "I am too young."

To whomever I shall send you, you shall go. Do not be afraid."                                                                                   - Jeremiah 1:7

 

Our Mission:

Empowering young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ, to participate in the mission of the Catholic faith community, and to grow personally and spiritually.

 


Contact:

If you are interested in joining St. Matthew's Youth Group or if you have any questions, contact Mike Catrillo: stmattsyouthgroupes@gmail.com

 

To receive texts from the Youth Group, send a text to 81010 with the following message: peaceofgod


Vocations:

If you are discerning the possibility that God may be calling you to explore a vocation to the priesthood, please visit our page on Vocations & Holy Orders.

 


Photo Gallery:

Check out Photos from our Youth Group Kick-Off Event on September 11th! 

 


"God loves us the way we are, and no sin, fault, or mistake of ours makes Him change His mind. As far as Jesus is concerned, no one is unworthy of or far from His thoughts. No one is insignificant. He loves all of us with a special love; for him all of us are important ... You are important!"                                          

                               -Pope Francis

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