Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry for Grades 6-8   

 To learn more about EDGE:

Drop-off and pick-up will be behind the Parish Center, in St. Matthew School Parking lot. Teens coming to EDGE will enter through the white gate by the Preschool and will be greeted by Core Members. 

This retreat is free! RSVP with this link:

Youth Ministry for Grades 9-12 


July 12-14, 2019

Incoming freshmen and just graduated seniors can attend!

Scholarships are available! Please contact Amanda ASAP if you'd like to attend!

Website to learn more:

If interested, please email 

  Young Adult Groups in CT for Ages 18-35 

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         Facebook: Catholic Underground CT                                                                                     

           Facebook: Blessed is She // Northeast Region

 Follow Youth Ministry on Social Media!

 Facebook: Church of St. Matthew Youth Ministry- Forestville, CT

 Instagram: Stmatthew.youthministry

  Snapchat: stmatthew.ym 

 Faith Resources for Young Catholics 

  Saint of the Week: St. Joseph   

Prayer of the Week: Come Holy Spirit             Bible Verse of the Week: Jeremiah 17:7-8


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 Laudate    Bible     Mass Times for Travel     Decision Point

 Divine Mercy     Discerning Hearts    iBreviary      FOCUS Equip 

 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, our Youth Minister, at (860) 583-1833 ext. 5 or at