Welcome to St. Patrick Youth Ministry! St. Patrick Youth Group is a service and social group. We follow the goals of Renewing the Vision as set forth by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. (1) Empowerment – To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. (2) Participation – To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community. (3) Growth – To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
Traditionally, SPY has done many different activities. We are a social and service group who are always exploring ways to deepen our faith along the way. We have done many different activities that we hope to return to soon! Here are some of them: Overnight Retreats, Movie Nights, Game Nights, Bowling, Joint Meetings with other Youth Groups, Soccer Games, Orlando Magic game, Ice skating, and for those interested in stretching themselves we attend a mission trip in the summer and every other year attend the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Are you interested in joining SPY?
During the 2020-2021 school year, St. Patrick Youth will meet on Sundays using a small group model. The number of youth interested in joining SPY will determine the times we will meet. High School will meet on the first and third Sundays and Middle School will meet on the second and fourth Sundays. Ideally, we will divide by age/grade, possibly gender. Also, I would like the peer leaders to help lead the middle school groups. I will be looking for other adults to help lead the high school youth. If you are interested in joining a small group, please fill out the information below and either email it to me, drop it in the collection basket at mass, or drop it by the office. If you are an adult wishing to help, please fill out the form and mark it as such. All adults will need to go through Safe Environment training through the Diocese of Orlando and be fingerprinted through their portal.
We also need a liability waiver on file: Liability Waiver Orlando Diocese On-Site
To stay focused on our faith and friendships during this “summer of the pandemic”, we have participated in Zoom game nights, participated in the Project YM Alpha program and retreat, and Youth Group nights combined with other youth groups. Our mission trip was canceled this summer but we are tentatively planning to go next summer. Our families have continued to support Open Door by making lunches every other Thursday for the homeless. Many youth have also joined in to help at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and the Lake Cares Food Pantry.
At the beginning of the pandemic we were blessed to have a core group of youth who prayed the Rosary daily. Now that life is moving forward, it has become impossible to meet daily for prayer. In an effort to support the continued prayer individually, they have recorded each of the Mysteries on this page: SPY Rosary .
For more information on the St. Patrick Youth Ministry contact Susan Engel at 352 -383-8556 ext. 31 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.