Youth Ministry

Our youth are not only the future of the parish, but also a vital element of its present. Listed here are many opportunities for the youth of IC to join together and live our faith in rewarding and enjoyable activities

Altar Server—(See Liturgy)
Youth and Teen Choir—(See Music)
Nursery Helper—(See Sacramental Assistance)
Confirmed High School students also serve as Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Commentator, or Usher. – Under Liturgy

Youth Ministries

Stewardship opportunity: ICY is a church-wide ministry which strives to provide a variety of opportunities and experiences to draw teens into active, responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community and the greater church.
Talent/Gift to offer: All talents are welcomed as we are creating an environment where every young person, no matter their past, hair color, or their level of faith, can be involved and feel a touch of the unconditional love of Christ at IC.
Time commitment: ICY meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 7 PM in the Youth Room, which we may adjust to meet everyone’s schedule as needed. Meeting dates and times are announced in the church bulletin and will be posted on the Parish website calendar.
Treasure/Blessing received:  To have fun, grow your faith, and develop new friends, usually with a little food added to keep our engine going! Find your connection in the IC family.

Youth Ministries – Adult Volunteers

Stewardship opportunity: Interface with the youth of Immaculate Conception parish on their faith journey.
Talent/Gift to offer: Adult involvement is open to all members of the parish of the appropriate age who wish to help youth grow in their Christian life. Any and all gifts will be put to good use.
Time commitment: Commitment varies depending on the activity. Drivers are always needed, as are chaperones for overnight activities, bakers for snacks, helpers with mission work. Volunteers must also complete a background check and VIRTUS child protection session .
Treasure/Blessing received: Having fun, working, listening and sharing with the youth of Immaculate Conception parish and the surrounding parishes.

CYO Ministry

Stewardship opportunity: CYO is a way for youth to use their God-given talents to play sports, while at the same time carrying out the ministry of Jesus Christ.
Talent/Gift to offer: All youth interested in healthy and enjoyable competition through sports activities.
Time commitment: Commitment varies depending on the activity.
Treasure/Blessing received: CYO is a way for youth to grow in their relationship with God, to better understand themselves and the Catholic faith.

CYO Ministry – Adult Volunteers

Stewardship opportunity: Connecting with the youth through healthy and enjoyable competitive sports while instilling values of faith and aiding positive character development.
Talent/Gift to offer: Adult leaders willing to carry out the ministry of Jesus Christ by sharing gospel values through coaching and refereeing sports activities.
Time commitment: Commitment varies depending on the activity. Volunteers must also complete a background check and VIRTUS child protection session .
Treasure/Blessing received: Fulfillment through the chance to encourage young people to recognize, appreciate and grow the gifts they possess and challenge them to share these gifts with their community.

Venture Crew

Stewardship opportunity: To help boys and girls ages 14 – 21 grow in strength, knowledge and responsibility through community service projects, fundraiser events, Venture program projects and foster the family unit.
Talent/Gift to offer: An understanding of girls and boys and a commitment to helping them grow into responsible, morally disciplined young men and women. A desire to instill positive relationships between youth.
Time commitment: Venture leaders meet depending on availability but typically strive to meet every Sunday evening for a 1-1/2 hour session. Adult leaders are required to complete a background check, youth protection classes and one weekend training session every two years. Adult leaders may be asked for additional training completion specific to the various Venture projects.
Treasure/Blessing received: To spend time with youth and to help shape the future for them through positive and faith-filled experiences. To help create the good role model foundation throughout the maturity process.

Cub Scouts

Stewardship opportunity: To help boys ages 7-10 grow in strength, knowledge and responsibility through community service projects, fundraiser events, scout program projects and foster the family unit.
Talent/Gift to offer: An understanding of boys and a commitment to helping them grow into responsible, morally disciplined young men. A willingness to teach a scout trades that can be utilized in possible career opportunities throughout their adult lives.
Time commitment: Cub Scout dens meet weekly. Adult leaders are required to complete a background check, youth protection classes and one weekend training session every two years. Adult leaders may be asked for additional training completion specific to the various Scout projects.
Treasure/Blessing received: To spend time with boys and to help shape the future for them through positive and faith-filled experiences. To help create the good role model foundation.

Boy Scouts

Stewardship opportunity: To help boys ages 10 -18 grow in strength, knowledge and responsibility through community service projects, fundraiser events, scout program projects, and foster the family unit.
Talent/Gift to offer: An understanding of boys and a commitment to helping them grow into responsible, morally disciplined young men. A willingness to teach a scout trades that can be utilized in possible career opportunities throughout their adult lives. (i.e. welding, aviation, woodworking, etc.)
Time commitment: Boy Scout troop meets weekly. Adult leaders are required to complete a background check, youth protection classes and one weekend training session every two years. Adult leaders may be asked for additional training completion specific to the various Scout projects.
Treasure/Blessing received: To spend time with boys and to help shape the future for them through positive and faith-filled experiences. To help create the good role model foundation throughout the maturity process.

Girl Scouts (Available in the local community)

Photo by Jean Giesige