Youth Ministry

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Upcoming Teen Masses: 5pm Sunday November 24 and December 29


 Youth Ministry for Grades 6-8 

 To learn more about EDGE: https://lifeteen.com/edge-ministry/

Drop-off and pick-up will be behind the Parish Center, in St. Matthew School Parking lot. The entrance to EDGE will be through the porch door of the Parish Center.


Youth Ministry for Grades 9-12 


 Steubenville East - Kingston, RI

July 10-12, 2020

Teens in grades 8-12 are invited to experience their faith at this joyful event!

Website to learn more: https://steubenvilleconferences.com/events/conf-east/

If interested in attending Steubenville East in Summer 2020, please email Youthministry@stmatthewrcc.com 


  Young Adult Groups in CT for Ages 18-35 


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    C4C Young Adult Groups: Crossroadsforchrist.org

   

    Facebook: Greater Hartford C4C             Email: C4Cgreaterhartford@gmail.com

Facebook: Frassati C4C - New Haven           Email: FrassatiC4C@gmail.com             Facebook: Frassati New Haven                    Email: info@frassatinewhaven.org     

       

 Facebook: Crossfire-West Hartford Catholic Young Adults   Email: Sta.crossfire@gmail.com


 Faith Resources for Young Catholics 


  Saint Spotlight: St. Matthew

Feast Day: September 21st

As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples. The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” He heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.” -Matthew 9:9-13

Prayer of Thanksgiving for St. Matthew

We thank you, heavenly Father, for the witness of your Apostle and evangelist Matthew to the Gospel of your Son our Savior; and we pray that, after his example, we may with ready hearts obey the calling of our Lord to follow him; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever, Amen.

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 Books to Read

 Youcat: Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church by Christoph Schonborn

 100 Things Every Catholic Teen Should Know by Mark Hart and Todd Lemieux

 Why Do You Believe in God? Catholic Conversations w/ Skeptics and Non-Believers by Bryan Mercier

 Go Bravely: Becoming the Woman You Were Created to Be by Emily Wilson Hussem

 The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis

 The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of The Little Flower by St. Therese of Lisieux

Time for God by Father Jacques Philippe

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 For more information, contact Amanda Binghi, Director of Youth Ministry,

at (860) 583-7806 ext. 5 or at Youthministry@stmatthewrcc.com