Youth Ministry involves the youth of our Community and their families. We participate in several diocesan and community activities. We have a First Friday Family Fest every month. It involves dinner, rosary, Mass, movies, and volleyball. The evening runs from 6:00 pm-10:00pm.
The youth and their families help serve food to the poor and needy at St Luke's Mission every Thursday from 10:00am-12:00 pm. Often they also help sort clothes, buy Christmas gifts and give uplifting material to the less fortunate. Our entire community is encouraged to feed the hungry at St. Luke's every other month. Dates will be posted.
Our teens are encouraged to minister and help at our many Church functions, Life Teen and Youth Masses including: Lecturing, Eucharistic Ministering, Music Ministry, Ushering, Gift Bearing, Set Up/Clean Up and Babysitting. Once a month we have a Youth Mass and Bake Sale after the 9:30 and 11:00 am Sunday Masses. Students partake in the Mass and sell their baked items and distribute free coffee. We are also involved in many activities over the summer including mentoring inner-city children at a month long camp called “Kids of the Kingdom” at St. John Kanty's in July.
We are involved in many spiritual retreats including overnights at: Christ the King Seminary, The March for Life in Washington, DC, The Buffalo Youth Convention, Steubenville Youth Convention in Ohio, and our very own Confirmation Retreat.
Fundraising is a part of this ministry to ensure every teen has an opportunity to unite himself fully with Christ.
For more information, for teens or adult volunteers and Core Team Members, please contact Ellen Snyder, Youth Minister at [email protected] or 716.652.7242.
Click on links to the right to view or print Youth Ministry documents and forms.
Youth Ministry and Life Teen February 28, 2018
Youth Ministry and Life Teen February 27, 2018
Youth Ministry and Life Teen February 6, 2018
Youth Ministry and Life Teen February 5b, 2018
Youth Ministry and Life Teen February 5a, 2018
Youth Ministry and Life Teen February 5, 2018
Youth Ministry and Life Teen January 12, 2018
Youth Ministry and Life Teen January 10, 2018