Junior High Youth Group

The Junior High Youth Group meets monthly for middle school age youth.  This program is intended to draw young people to participate together in a faith filled fun environment while expanding their knowledge of scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Upcoming Events

Please check back for upcoming events.

Debra Ashmead 

(860) 871-9604 


Donna Connelly



Meetings and Gatherings

We meet mostly on Sunday evenings during the year and through out the summer.  Our structure is flexible and we always welcome new members.

All Junior High Youth Group meetings are held in the Education and Meeting Center at the Middle Turnpike Campus.

Programs and Events

    Peer Ministry Training
    Meetings once or twice a month 6:00-8:00
    Service for our Community and Parish
    Soup Kitchens, Rebuilding Together and Hunger Walk
    Social events: Christian concerts, Youth Spectacular, Laser Tag
    Faith Events & Gatherings
    Catholic Youth Conferences on a National, Regional & Diocesan Level
    World Youth Day with Pope
    Week Long Mission Trips
    Fund-raising events

Parish Support and Needs

As our youth and their needs are ever changing, so must our ministry.  So we invite anyone of any age with special talents and gifts to become involved in this rewarding, fun and faith filled ministry.  We are always looking to expand our adult volunteer team; involvement would be gladly received on a one-time basis or at weekly meetings.  We always need help in the following areas:  fundraisers, publicity, workshops, chaperones for social events, retreats, youth group meetings, day trips, drivers, and any new ideas and suggestions you may be able to offer.

Youth Ministry Theology

In a world that often models conflicting values, morals, and ways of living, it is important to participate in programs that foster healthy living and passes on the life-giving message of Jesus.

We try to create an environment and programs that will give our youth the opportunity to recognize God's presence in their lives and in the world.  Our parish family encourages our youth to nourish their minds and hearts with the word of God and to grow as active Christians.

Come be a part of this very "special faith community."  All who enter will experience God's love and presence.

Components of Youth Ministry

Outreach/evangelization   Welcoming environment, parent programs, teen issues, Peer outreach
Word & Catechesis            Peer Ministry, Teaching God's Word Through Prayer Experience
Community Building          Retreats, youth group, social activities, trips
Prayer & Worship               Lector, Cantor, Special Youth Liturgies, Interfaith Programs, Group Prayer Experiences
Justice & Service               Service Projects, Peace & Non-Violence Programs, Youth Rallies
Guidance & Healing          Ministering to those in Need, Support Groups, Prayer, Sharing Sessions
Enablement                       Peer Leadership, Parish-wide Youth Involvement, Youth on Parish Ministry Team