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Youth Nights are held at the St. Mark Campus Tuesdays | 7:00 - 8:30pm We are a Catholic family being called by God; to grow in faith, to make a difference; by uniting the youth of the church and the community; and to help carry out His plan for us as Disciples in Christ.

$20 per teen OR SNACKS, lots & lots of Snacks!

Prayer

Fall Kick-Off

Games

Service Projects

Praise & Worship

High School Gravy Bowl

Food, Friends & Fun

Retreats

Large Group Discussion

Day Events

Small Group Sessions

Archdioceses Youth Events

Laughter

Vacation Bible School

Community Building

Fundraisers


SEPTEMBER ~ Get a Handbook & REGISTER September 2017

3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

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1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

Sept 26 Sept 30 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 22 Oct 22 Oct 24

SPARK Youth ORIENTATION Youth Council Retreat SPARK Youth KICK OFF SPARK Youth SPARK Youth Youth Mass | 10:30 Confirmation Gathering Session 1 SPARK Youth

March 2018

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

October 2017 1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

January 2018

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

Middle School Day Retreat Youth Mass | 6pm SPARK Youth SPARK Youth SPARK Youth High School Gravy Bowl SPARK Youth

Dec 2 Dec 2 Dec 5 Dec 19

High School Day Retreat Youth Mass | 4pm SPARK Youth SPARK Youth

Jan 9 Jan 16 Jan 23 Jan 21 Jan 21 Jan 30

SPARK Youth SPARK Youth SPARK Youth Youth Mass | 12:45 Confirmation Gathering Session 2 SPARK Youth

Feb 6 Feb 13 Feb 18 Feb 18 Feb 20

SPARK Youth SPARK Youth Youth Mass @ 8:30 Confirmation Gathering Session 3 SPARK Youth

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

March 6 March 13 March 16-18 March 20

SPARK Youth SPARK Youth High School Retreat SPARK Youth

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

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2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

3 10 17 24

11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

June 2018

3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

July 2018 1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

February 2018

4 11 18 25

1 8 15 22 29

May 2018

December 2017

3 10 17 24 31

7 14 21 28

April 2018 Nov 4 Nov 4 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 24 Nov 28

November 2017

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

August 2018 2 9 16 23

3 10 17 24

April ? April 3 April 10 April 17 April 24 April 25

Confirmation Service Project SPARK Youth SPARK Youth SPARK Youth SPARK Youth Saint Mark Feast Day

May 1 May 8 May TBA June 5, 12, 19, 26 July 7 July 9-13

SPARK Youth SPARK Youth CONFIRMATION VBS Prep VBS Prep Vacation Bible School

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

= @ St. Peter

= @ St. Mark = @ Other Venue


All Teens are expected to:  Do their best.  Be respectful to themselves, others and

the facility.  Work as a team.  Glorify God in their words and actions. If a teen persists in not adhering to the expectations, Youth Ministry volunteers will first speak with the teen and work together to develop an action plan for behavior improvement. Parents will be notified about this plan and asked to participate.

 No T-shirts that are rude, mean, or advertise sex, drugs, or alcohol allowed.  At no point should any portion of your underwear be visible (this includes boxers, briefs, bras, thongs, panties, and even the traditional tighty whiteys.) UNDERWEAR is called just that for a reason.  Gentlemen, PLEASE pull your pants up. No one wants to see you walking around like you had an accident in your pants.  Ladies, PLEASE wear shirts that cover yourselves completely. No Cleavage or Spaghetti Strap tops. Also, skirts and shorts should be at finger tip length.

ANY of our adult leaders, or any other adult on site, has final veto power on all wardrobe choices. If they even have to think twice about saying something to you about your outfit, that is reason enough for them to say something. Leave no room for doubt – dress appropriately. You are representing your faith, your community and your parish.

We can’t be with our children at all times, but we can learn ways to help keep them safe when we’re not there. We invite you to join us for the educational session, Called to ProtectTM for Parents and Families. The 1.5 hour program will teach parents and family members how to help prevent child sexual abuse. Called to ProtectTM was written and developed for the Church by Praesidium, the national leader in abuse risk management. If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or godparent, we encourage you to attend. YOU’LL LEARN: Facts and myths about child sexual abuse / How offenders gain access to children Warning signs to look for in children, or adults / Actions to take when you notice warning signs ***************************************************************************** We also provide educational sessions for Youth, Teens and Catechists. The Archdiocese of Portland requires us to educate as many people, young and old, as we can. If you do not want your child or teen to participate in these sessions you need to contact Mariah Harris for further information. The Schedule for ALL sessions will be provided in the Fall.


Your participation in is very important to the success of the program, and importantly to your teens spiritual development. You are welcome to come and join the fun and find ways to in which to help. Volunteers can commit to the entire year of gatherings or for specific events.

Be part of our Weekly Youth Nights, Small Group Leaders, Say Prayers, Play Games, Set Up Snacks, Supervise, Hospitality‌

Teach Classes, Support Teens, Help Plan Confirmation Retreat and Events....

Plan, Organize and Carry Out Fundraisers for SPARK Youth....

Plan, Organize, Lead & Chaparone Youth Retreats.....

Drive Teens to and from Retreats, Special Events, Service Projects, etc....

Help with data entry, filing, mailings, phone/text tree, etc..

Liturgical Planning for Special Scheduled Youth Masses....

Verbal and Written English to Spanish Translation

Plan, Participate and Chaperone at Day Retreats, Service Projects, Social Nights....

Take Photos at SPARK Ministry Events

Provide / Play Music for Youth Nights, Retreats, Special Events, Masses....

Help with Social Media, Email Reminders, Website, etc..


Spark youth handbook 2017