High School Youth Ministry (LinC)


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



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January News 

for high school students and those who love them 

January 11, 2017


High School

 Bible Study 


Meets every Thursday 7:00-8:00 in The SPACE.  


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.  








"It is in giving that you receive"....St. Francis of Assisi 

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Join us next summer:

June 26-June9 2, 2017


Catholic Heart Workcamp

CHWCSt. Louis, MO 

July 9-15, 2017


We have begun with fundraisers and have had our first informational meeting.   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. 


Interested in more details?  Take a look at The CHWC website  and contact us.




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Souper Bowl Avengers Movie Night

Souper Bowl Movie Flier


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THIS Saturday, January 14


at The SPACE

Join us for a movie and pizza night as we combat hunger in our local area. Admission Fee: Canned Goods our Monetary Donations. 

Our goal this year is to donate 4,000 cans of food to St. Vincent de Paul, Thea Bowman Center, and Center of Hope. 



 Brought to you by The Souper Bowl of Caring team: Will Taylor, Jack Taylor, AJ Perfetto, Andrew Faulharbor, and Jimmy Casamento with mentors Joni Kimmel 




To everyone that helped bring "The" gift of Christ's love to many of our home bound and elderly parishioners during the 12 Days leading up to Christmas.  We hope it made your Christmas as special as it theirs!!


The YES Team 

Mary Bova, Olivia Sharp, Hannah Heathcote, Julia DiFranco, and Seamus McNamara mentored by Joanie Bova and Rose Heathcote



Thea Bowman Center

Saturday, January 21

9:30am- 2:00pm


Come with us to cook and serve the noontime meal at the center. 


 We will carpool from St. Rita at 9:45 am and return around 2:00.  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 consent form with you.




Food Rally/ CHWC Meeting

Sunday, January 29

4:00 pm  


CHWC Meeting 6pm-7pm


The Souper Bowl of Caring and CHWC teams have come together to plan a food rally prior to the CHWC general meeting.  We will break into teams and compete to see which team can collect the most cans from their assigned neighborhood. Everyone going on the CHWC trip this summer should plan on being there and anyone else that would like to be part of the food rally is welcome.  We will meet back at The SPACE following the rally to count cans and determine the winners.  We'll have food to reenergize everyone.  Feel free to bring a snack or dessert to share. 




March For Life

march for life 2012Washington DC
January 27- 28 


Please keep the youth and adults from our parish traveling to Washington, DC in your prayers. In the short time they are gone, they will meet up with tens of thousands of other Catholic youth with the intention of supporting a culture of life at the youth rally, in celebrating Mass, and marching to The Capitol.  



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






For Everyone That Has Already Graduated From High School

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year!!  We hope you had a wonderful Christmas celebration. Thanks to all those who helped us bring Christmas to others throughout our community.  


Corey Lesko

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440-248-1350 x149
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.