Acolyte program

Teens who would like to take on additional responsibilities during their time serving at Mass, may consider becoming an acolyte. One example would be to purify, wipe and arrange the sacred vessels after communion. Training sessions are provided for those who are interested.

For more information, contact:

Pat Gleason
Pastoral Assistant for Liturgy, First Reconciliation and Communion
253–564–5185, ext. 3018

Confirmation classes

www.scbteens.weebly.com
Please visit St. Charles Borromeo Parish's Teens website for more information and current resources!
It may be found at: www.scbteens.weebly.com

Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation wherein the gifts of the Holy Spirit are received. It confirms a person in their commitment to see, celebrate and live life as Christ taught.

Teens over the age of sixteen who are high school juniors or seniors are eligible for Confirmation. While this is a common age to receive the sacrament, adults are invited to find out more and receive this sacrament.

For more information, contact:

Brian Suda
Pastoral Assistant for Senior High Youth Ministry
253–564–5185, ext. 3019

CYO Athletics

CYO Athletics is open to all boys and girls in the parish from grades fifth–eighth. Partnered with the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), St. Charles Borromeo Parish is the center of activities. The parish provides a resource of volunteers and financial support necessary for the implementation of activities for youth in CYO Athletics. It is this environment that also encourages family participation in activities as well as serving as a base of operations for coordinated programs and service projects to the greater community.

Athletic programs are seen as one way of implementing the mission of CYO in forming young people as disciples and bringing them into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ rooted in faith, community and sacramental life. CYO Athletics tries to:
Increase self-confidence and self-reliance.
Increase interpersonal competence.
Increase a sense of caring toward others.

This will help athletes understand the aspect of service to others, and will help them better understand their sense of belonging. Youth are brought together from different parishes and schools, and social backgrounds in an atmosphere that foster the recognition of one's strengths and limitations, the lesson of the winning and losing, and respect for all involved: fellow players, opponents, coaches and officials. In other words, CYO is in the business of teaching life values that aid boys and girls in their development towards adulthood. It is worth noting that CYO Athletics does not view itself primarily as a sport developmental program.

Sports include:
  • Volleyball October–November.
  • Basketball December–February.
  • Baseball and softball April–June.

For more information or to get involved, contact:

Steve McCoy

Junior high youth group

When: 4–5:30 p.m. Sundays September–Christmas, January–May
Where: Parish Center

Junior high youth group is geared for students in seventh and eighth grade. It provides a combination of social, spiritual, educational and service opportunities.

Junior high youth group sessions follow the Religious Education calendar and participates in Archdiocesan functions like the Junior High Youth Rally and Boat Cruise. A couple retreat experiences are provided during the year as well as a couple of outreach and mission projects.

Registrations are available in the Parish Office or in the Religious Education office just inside the school on Sunday mornings after the 10 a.m. Mass.

For more information, contact:

Moira Cashman
253–564–5185

Senior high youth group

www.scbteens.weebly.com
Please visit St. Charles Borromeo Parish's Teens website for more information and current resources!
It may be found at: www.scbteens.weebly.com

When: 6:45–8:15 p.m. Sundays during the school year
Where: Parish Center

Are you hungry for something more? Join us for St. Charles Borromeo Parish's teen programming. We'll hang out together for food, fun and fellowship. Expect playing games, talking, and prayer.

Bring a friend and don't be shy to offer your suggestions for future events as well. The teen programming is prepared to grow.

For more information or to suggest events, contact:

Brian Suda
Pastoral Assistant for Senior High Youth Ministry
253–564–5185, ext. 3019