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Our Vision:
To bring our Catholic youth community together

Our Mission:
To intentionally share and grow our faith

Our Goals:
To offer faith oriented activities for all youth
To offer outreach opportunities
To provide a safe environment

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Redeemer Youth Ministry:

Something for Everyone!

Note: Volunteers in all ministries involving contact with youth must complete the required background checks which include Volunteer Select Form [(English PDF) (Spanish PDF)] for everyone over the age of 18 in addition to VIRTUS training for everyone over the age of 18 volunteering for this ministry.

 Leadership

Youth Council (Youth 6th - 12th grade) - Youth interested in serving on Jr. Youth Council (6th - 8th grade) or Sr. Youth Council (9th - 12th grade). Responsibilities include (but not limited to) helping to plan activities, support current activities and make decisions for future growth of the Youth Ministry of the parish. Applications to run for either council are available in mid March and elections will be the first weekend in May.
Time commitment: Monthly council meetings (currently second Monday of the month) for one year.
Contact: Youth Ministry, call 746-4911 ext. 2216 

Youth Council Sponsors (Adults) - Adults to help advise & guide the Junior & Senior Youth Councils. Responsibilities include being part of the council meeting and helping to create a safe environment for youth by making sure that 2 or more adults are present. The Diocese requires background checks: Volunteer Select Form [(English PDF) (Spanish PDF)and VIRTUS training for everyone over the age of 18 volunteering for this ministry.
Time commitment: Monthly council meetings (currently second Monday of the month) for one year.
Contact: Youth Ministry, call 746-4911 ext. 2216 

Ministry

Activities (Youth & Adults) - This ministry has included social events such as ski trips, Chess & Risk clubs, lock-ins, laser tag, Extreme Bowling and more. Adults and youth are needed to coordinate these events. The Diocese requires background checks: Volunteer Select Form [(English PDF) (Spanish PDF)and VIRTUS training for everyone over the age of 18 volunteering for this ministry.
Time commitment: Planning meetings (as needed) and one event.
Contact: Youth Ministry, call 746-4911 ext. 2216 

Retreats (Youth & Adults) - Diocesan retreat opportunities such as Discovery, Christian Awakening and other possible parish retreats need to be planned by those interested in this area. The Diocese requires background checks: Volunteer Select Form [(English PDF) (Spanish PDF)and VIRTUS training for everyone over the age of 18 volunteering for this ministry.
Time commitment: Planning meetings (as needed) and one event.
Contact: Youth Ministry, call 746-4911 ext. 2216 

Summer Activities Coordinators (Youth & Adults) - Youth & adults are needed to help plan outdoor & indoor “Summer Pick-up Games” at Redeemer. The Diocese requires background checks: Volunteer Select Form [(English PDF) (Spanish PDF)and VIRTUS training for everyone over the age of 18 volunteering for this ministry. 
Time commitment: Planning meetings (as needed) and 2 hour events once a week in the summer. 
Contact:Youth Ministry, call 746-4911 ext. 2216 

Outreach

Redeemer Service Corps (Youth & Adults) - This ministry, a service to our parish and community, is currently inactive but could resume if it has leadership. Small teams of youth and adults are assigned projects, which may include (but limited to) minor home maintenance (yard work, winterizations, painting, etc.), our church or other needs in the area. This ministry is intended for youth (grades 6 -12) and adults, but entire families are welcome to participate.The Diocese requires background checks: Volunteer Select Form [(English PDF) (Spanish PDF)and VIRTUS training for everyone over the age of 18 volunteering for this ministry. 
Time commitment: In the past, there was a workday one Saturday a month from September thru May. On occasion, there may be special projects that need help from this ministry.
Contact: Youth Ministry, call 746-4911 ext. 2216 

Work Camp (Sr. Youth & Adults) - Summer work camp experiences are a tremendous way for Sr. Youth (9th – 12th grade) and adults to live out the gospel. Redeemer is involved in the Diocesan Work Camps and Catholic Heart Workcamps. Any youth (current 8th - 11th) and adults interested in work camp will attend informational meetings in the fall. The Diocese requires background checks: Volunteer Select Form [(English PDF) (Spanish PDF)and VIRTUS training for  everyone over the age of 18 volunteering for this ministry. This ministry is in need of volunteer planners & coordinators.  
Time commitment: One informational meeting in the fall, one mandatory Workcamp In-service Retreat, 1-2 organizational/formational meeting(s) and one full week in the following summer.
Contact:Youth Ministry, call 746-4911 ext. 2216 

Jr. Youth Mini Work Camp (Youth & Adults) - This summer activity is designed for 6th -8th grade youth and adults to have a work camp experience without the commitment of an entire week or staying overnight. For 4 hours a day, we will offer a four-day (Monday -Thursday) experience that will allow those involved to serve our Redeemer and surrounding communities. The Diocese requires background checks: Volunteer Select Form [(English PDF) (Spanish PDF)] and VIRTUS training for everyone over the age of 18 volunteering for this ministry. This ministry is in need of volunteer planners & coordinators.
Time commitment: One to four days in the summer (most likely in July); 1-2 formation and/or group building events prior to the three days of service.
Contact:Youth Ministry, call 746-4911 ext. 2216 

Religious Education

Youth R.E. Lead Catechists (Adults) - Confirmed Catholics are needed to teach Religious Education sessions on either Sunday mornings or Sunday evenings. Session dates and topics will already be chosen. Catechists will divide the number of sessions.. Participation in and the completion of the diocesan catechist training Pathways program is required. The Diocese requires background checks: Volunteer Select Form [(English PDF) (Spanish PDF)] and VIRTUS training for everyone over the age of 18 volunteering for this ministry. 
Time commitment: 14 sessions, September- March, Sunday at 11:30 a.m. or 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Youth Ministry, call 746-4911 ext. 2216 

Youth R.E. Coaches (Adults & 12th grade Youth) - Confirmed Catholics to lead small group sessions during either the morning or evening R.E. sessions.  The Diocese requires background checks: Volunteer Select Form [(English PDF) (Spanish PDF)and VIRTUS training for  everyone over the age of 18 volunteering for this ministry.  
Time commitment: 14 sessions, September-March, Sunday at 11:30 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. 
Contact: Youth Ministry, 746-4911 ext. 2216 

Youth R.E. Session Coordinator (Adults) - Oversee the morning or evening scheduled R.E. sessions (total of 14 for the whole year) that includes opening the building (if needed), distributing supplies and attendance sheets to teachers and locking up after the session.  This is not a teaching position.  The Diocese requires background checks: Volunteer Select Form [(English PDF) (Spanish PDF)and VIRTUS training for  everyone over the age of 18 volunteering for this ministry.  
Time commitment: 14 sessions, September-March, Sunday at 11:30 a.m. or 6:00 p.m.
Contact:  Youth Ministry, 746-4911 ext. 2216 

Youth R.E. Hospitality Crew (Adults) - Morning and evening crews are scheduled to coordinate the snack portion of the R.E. sessions. Although there are a total of 14 sessions, members of the crew are scheduled on a rotating basis.. Youth are in charge of bringing the snacks to each session. Crews will organize the snacks and clean up afterwards.  The Diocese requires background checks: Volunteer Select Form [(English PDF) (Spanish PDF)and VIRTUS training for  everyone over the age of 18 volunteering for this ministry.  
Time commitment: September-March, Sunday at 11:30 a.m. or 6:00 p.m., number of sessions dependent on number of volunteers 
Contact:  Youth Ministry, 746-4911 ext. 2216 

Confirmation Sponsors (Adults & 11th-12th grade Youth) - Assist Confirmation candidates in need of a sponsor through faith sharing and discussion.The Diocese requires background checks: Volunteer Select Form [(English PDF) (Spanish PDF)and VIRTUS training for  everyone over the age of 18 volunteering for this ministry. 
Time commitment: Individual meetings with candidate to be determined by you and the candidate. Attend the Sunday portion of the Confirmation Retreat and the actual Confirmation Mass in the spring.
Contact:  Terry Colville, 746-4911 ext. 2214

Confirmation Team - Facilitate faith-sharing communities of Confirmation candidates. The Diocese requires background checks: Volunteer Select Form [(English PDF) (Spanish PDF)and VIRTUS training for  everyone over the age of 18 volunteering for this ministry. 
Time commitment: 6 sessions, Confirmation retreat, and one planning meeting per session
Contact: Terry Colville, 746-4911 ext. 2214

Music Ministry

Choir (Senior Youth and Adults) - This ministry is for those willing to share their gift of song regularly at Liturgy. Sight-reading not necessary.
Time commitment:  Rehearsal are Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., September to June and one seasonal Saturday rehearsal.  Members can choose the Liturgy at which they sing and this may change from week to week.
Contact: Erin Woods, 746-4911 ext. 2215

Redeemer Ringers (Adult and Senior Youth) - Adults and youth (grades 9-12) interested in ringing handbells at Liturgies during the year.  Training is provided.
Time Commitment:  Rehearsals are Thursdays 7:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m., September - June and seasonal Saturday rehearsals.
Contact: Erin Woods, 746-4911 ext. 2215

Children & Youth Choir - Youth (6th - 12th) singers & instrumentalists who are interested in learning more about music and what role it has in liturgy.  There will be  opportunities to participate at Mass throughout the year, including Youth Masses.
Time commitment: Rehearsals are Mondays, 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. September - May 
Contact:Erin Woods, 746-4911 ext. 2215

Youth Instrumentalist (Jr. & Sr. Youth) - Instrumentalists (grades 6-12) who are interested in sharing their musical gifts at liturgy. There will be opportunities to participate at Mass throughout the year, including Youth Masses.  
Time commitment: Rehearsals are Mondays, 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. September - May 
Contact: Erin Woods, 746-4911 ext. 2215

Other ministry areas available for youth involvement!

Children’s R.E.
 Preschool Assistants - Assist adult leaders with preschool & kindergarten classes 10:00 Mass on a rotating schedule
Time commitment: 1 or 2 Masses per month
Contact: Terry Colville, 746-4911 ext. 2214

Human Concerns
CARITAS - Redeemer hosts homeless men, women and children for one week each year. Volunteers provide hospitality, meals, and laundry service.  Volunteers can work with others to provide a dinner meal or assist in the making of lunches for our guests to take with them during the day. 
Time commitment: Depending on volunteer choice, typically one evening during the week.
Contact: Diane Atkins,746-4911 ext. 2222   

Haiti Ministry - Volunteers to this ministry stand in solidarity with the women and children of A.F.A.L. in Haiti. Redeemer volunteers organize the Haiti Yard Sale each September, and have the opportunity to travel to Haiti during the year – typically two trips are offered each year – one in the Spring and one in the Fall. Ministry volunteers meet once a month to focus on the needs of this ministry.
Time commitment: Varies
Contact: Diane Atkins,746-4911 ext. 2222   

No Room at the Inn - This ministry organizes the annual display of Nativities as a  fund-raiser for housing needs in Haiti and locally. Volunteers are needed the week before the event for set up, the day of to assist visitors and the last day for take down. No Room is the first full weekend in December.
Time commitment: Varies from 1 hour to a whole weekend based on volunteer commitment.
Contact: Diane Atkins,746-4911 ext. 2222   

Liturgy
ACCENT - Individuals interested in enhancing the environment for worship during the Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter seasons and Ordinary Time. Anyone with ideas and a willingness to work can join.  (You do not have to be an artist.) 
Time commitment: Variable
Contact: Erin Woods, 746-4911 ext. 2215

Altar Servers - Children and youth who have received First Communion are invited to assist at liturgies. One training session is required  and senior Altar Servers mentor new members.
Time commitment: One liturgy every one to two months.
Contact:  Ellen Spain, 427-5846

Children’s Liturgy of the Word - Youth volunteers work with adult leaders, using materials provided ,to share the Sunday Scriptures with elementary school children, helping them to hear and understand God’s Word in an age-appropriate manner. Attendance at one training sessions in August is required. The Diocese requires background checks: Volunteer Select Form [(English PDF) (Spanish PDF)and VIRTUS training for everyone over the age of 18 volunteering for this ministry.
Time commitment: Approximately one hour per month, ½ hour planning and ½ hour at the assigned liturgy.
Contact:  Terry Colville, 746-4911 ext. 2214

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (10th – 12th) - Confirmed Catholics are welcome to serve in this ministry to the parish by distributing the Eucharist at liturgy. Training is provided. Participation in ministry formation classes is required. .
Time commitment:  Usually one or two weekend liturgies per month or as needed.
Contact: Erin Woods, 746-4911 ext. 2215

 Lectors - Ministers proclaim God’s Word at liturgy. Training is provided. Ministers need to be committed to serving on this ministry when assigned or make appropriate contacts to ensure coverage. 
Time commitment: Every six - eight weeks including time to prepare and reflect on readings for your scheduled liturgy.
Contact: Erin Woods, 746-4911 ext. 2215

Linens - Volunteers are needed to launder and iron altar linens and towels.
Time commitment: Two one-week commitments per year.
Contact: Erin Woods, 746-4911 ext. 2215

Nursery Workers - Youth and adults are asked to care for children ages 6 months to 3 years during Liturgy. Guidelines are provided. The Diocese requires background checks: Volunteer Select Form [(English PDF) (Spanish PDF)and VIRTUS training for  everyone over the age of 18 volunteering for this ministry. 
Time commitment: Once a month for 90 minutes.
Contact:  Erin Woods, 746-4911 ext. 2215

Processional Cross Bearer - Volunteers carry the Cross in the procession at the beginning and end of liturgy.
Time commitment: Approximately once a month at the Liturgy you attend.
Contact: Erin Woods, 746-4911 ext. 2215

Sound - Volunteers operate the sound board during liturgies. Training will be provided.
Time commitment: Approximately once a month at the Liturgy you attend and an occasional training session.
Contact: Erin Woods, 746-4911 ext. 2215

Ushers/Greeters - Responsibilities include greeting parishioners and assisting the community at the Liturgy you attend.
Time commitment: Approximately one liturgy every other month
Contact:  Mike Marchelletta, 559-0936

Parish Life 
Baker’s Dozen - Bake cookies and provide refreshments for parish receptions.
Time commitment: As needed
Contact: Nancy Crosby, 746-4911 ext. 2211

Baptism Receptions - Teams are needed at each Mass on Baptism weekends to prepare, serve & clean up refreshments.
Time commitment: 1½ hours per reception, at your choice of Mass
Contact: Nancy Crosby, 746-4911 ext. 2211

Good News (Newsletter) - Parishioners are invited to write articles for the parish newsletter.
Time commitment: The Good News is published once a month and articles are submitted on the 10th of the previous month of publication (i.e., Apr. 10th for the May issue).
Contact: Kate Chittum: 746-4911 ext. 2210 

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