High School Youth Ministry (LinC)


A total youth ministry program designed to bring personal and spiritual growth to young people.   

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December News 

for high school students and those who love them 

December 1, 2017


High School

 Bible Study 



Meets every Sunday following 10:30 Mass  in The SPACE.  
This month we will  be focus on Advent themes.


No need to register, and no worries if you can't come every week! Come as your schedule allows, and feel free to bring a friend. 



Share your gifts!!


" You get more out of going to Mass when you're involved as a server or something."


 This is what a group of  teens involved in the

altar server, lector, and music ministries

were saying when we got together recently.  


    If you have ever thought about joining one of these ministries, please contact me and I can point you in the right direction.


And thank you to all of you who currently serve as servers, lectors, cantors, instrumentalists, and ushers.  




Catholic Heart Workcamp

CHWCHuntingburg Indiana 

July 16-22, 2018


We have begun with fundraisers and have had our first informational meeting.  Very few spots are still availble. So, if you are interested in traveling with us for a week of service and faith that's a lot of fun, please contact Corey Lesko at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  




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Parents' Night Out Fundraiser

Saturday, December 2 

following 5:00 Mass


Mazanec Hall

Parents' Night Out


Help out some parents who need a little time away from their kids to get some Christmas shopping done and help raise some money for the CHWC trip.  We will serve dinner, help the kids make crafts, play games, and of course St. Nick will be there. Even if you are not attending CHWC and would like to come for service hours we would love to have you! 


If you are interested in helping watch and entertain the kids, please e-mail clesko@stritaparish.com



12 Days of Christmas Kick-Off


Sunday, December 10

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at The SPACE (33445 Stations Street)


 Back by popular demand!! (From both the elderly and home bound we visit and you guys!)

 Give the gift of love and hope to our homebound and elderly parishioners by visiting them on the 12 days leading to Christmas.  Don't worry if you aren't available to visit everyday. We will form groups of 3-5 students so you can arrange visits according to your schedules. You can sign up as a group or individually.  Some days you will be able to visit and other days will be simply leaving the gift of their doorstep. 

It is very important that you attend the kick-off  if you plan on being part of 12 Days to get instructions and a gifts to deliver each day.  Breakfast will be served.  Please contact a YES team member or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in participating.



Confirmation Retreat

 December 9th


Mazanec Hall 


If you are a freshman and registered for Confirmation this year our retreat will be held on Saturday Dec 9th. 

PARENTS: Please remember this is the due date for all your forms and sponsor certificates. If you are having an issue with a form please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  



Thea Bowman Christmas Party

Thea Bowman Christmas Party TeamSaturday, December 16

12:30-4:30 pm

Pick up and Drop off in St. Rita Parking Lot


 Come join the party! Help the kids from the center make Christmas presents for their families, bring down the backpacks filled with supplies by our RUSH kids and share the hope of Advent.  We will carpool from St. Rita at 12:30 am and return by 4:30.  Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in joining us and bring the permission form with you.


PARENTS: if your teen is planning to attend this event please let me know ahead of time so I can make sure we have enough seats for all the teens. 





Service Teams 

The service teams are up and running.  You will see what they are doing throughout this newsletter.  Thanks to the team leaders and mentors for all you provide St. Rita Parish!


Respect Life Team 

Spring Retreat Team

YES Team (Youth Engaging Seniors)

CHWC Team (Catholic Heart Workcamp)

Souper Bowl of Caring Team








Corey Lesko

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440-248-1350 x149

Cell: 440-821-6348 (Text of call)
Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry
St. Rita Parish


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The following service leadership teams plan, organize and run some of the programs and events for high school teens at St. Rita. Each has it's own emphasis so you can choose what fits your interests:

Respect Life Team 
Help create a culture of life. Choose and lead monthly discussions on a range of topics dealing with the dignity of life  with the option of attending The March to Life trip to Washington DC. 

Spring Retreat Team
Plan and lead the annual retreat. 

YES Team (Youth Engaging Seniors)
Learn about the needs of the elderly and plan and lead projects to assist them (Fall and Spring clean-up, 12 Days of Christmas)

CHWC Team (Catholic Heart Workcamp)
Plan events and fundraisers for the summer service trip

Breakfast LinC Team
Meet to discuss topics of our faith and plan and lead the Sunday breakfast discussions.

Souper Bowl of Caring Team
Educate yourself and others about the issues of poverty and plan and lead a service project to help.