St. James Youth Group
The Saint James Youth Group is open to all teens in grades 9 through 12. We meet each Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 in the social hall. The last Wednesday of each month is considered our "Fun Night" which consists of cookouts, ballgames, movies, dinner and games at Town Park, etc...
Teens who are planning on receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation must attend the Youth Group meetings the year prior to Confirmation for their pre-Confirmation preparation year, which is normally their 9th grade year.
Currently, we are using Ascension Press instructional videos - Chosen and Altaration,They Mystery of the Mass Revealed.
In addition to our weekly session, our Youth Group is active in the St.James Community in a number of ways:
- Constructed a "Living Rosary" out of mosaic stepping stones; this is located next to the Mary Garden
- Assist the Men's Club in serving tables at the Annual Spaghetti Supper
- Prepare a Friday Lenten meal ( along with the Men's Club, Women's Club and Hispanic Community)
- Make evergreen Advent wreaths
- Directed the younger children of our Religious Education program in the Christmas Pageant
- Shadow presentation of the Stations of the Cross
- Candlelight Living Rosary
- Canned food collection for the Caring Place
- Work sessions on the church grounds
- Traditional pumpkin carving contest