Welcome to YOUTH MINISTRY!

We would love to see you at one of our upcoming events! One of our popular monthly events is youth group... these are evenings of fun games, food, prayer and fellowship for teens. Youth groups typically fall on the first Sunday of the month; for more details, please see the calendar below. 


There are also other opportunities to grow in your faith, including attending retreats, service projects, and serving as a peer minister. All are welcome! 


If you have any questions, please contact Evan in the youth ministry office.

YOUTH Ministry SCHEDULE

If you have any questions, please let Evan know EMAIL ME

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...

What does youth ministry look like?

Some of our graduating peer ministers share how getting involved impacted their faith

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WHAT IS EVAN

LISTENING TO?



COMMUNITY PLAYLIST




Music from Mass




IS THERE A SONG YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD?



Music is a great gift we have been given and it can assist us in our walk with Christ. 


We started a community praise anthem playlist at the beginning of the pandemic - if there is a song you would like to add, please email me by clicking the link below!


God bless,

Evan


Tyler, Kim, Evan, & Jenn after attending Catholic Heart Workcamp 2019

Youth Minister

eVAN sHAW-mUMFORD

Hello! My name is Evan and I serve as the youth minister at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish. Youth Ministry, for me, is about living our faith in action and growing closer to Jesus. We do this through serving our community, attending retreats and church activities, and participating in Mass. My wife and I are lifelong members of this parish and it has been an honor to be a part of this ministry since 2011.


camera : Tyler, Kim, Evan, and Jenn after Catholic Heart Workcamp 2019