Youth Ministry

  • Sacred Heart, Langton and St Michael's, Walsh

    Youth Ministry Coordinator:
    Kaitlyn Boyd is helping inspire children in faith through youth ministry. She is passionate about working with children, while also for teaching others about the Catholic faith. Kaitlyn has her own devotional webpage and blog, called "The CrazyCatholic": https://www.thecrazycatholic.com
    Her role as youth coordinator includes working to lead children through Sunday school, creating the new youth website, developing and running a Catholic Youth Club at the three schools, helping to organize the children's Masses, as well as helping with Sacramental preparation.

    Catholic Youth Website:
    Contact Kaitlyn Boyd at 519-550-5911
    We are also excited to announce that we have created a youth website for families within our Parish, geared toward Catholic youth. Our mission as a family of faith, you may create and submit to our email to be shared under 'Our Creative Youth' section. This will be our blog page section, where we introduce student's work, which will be displayed also on our home page, Instagram and Twitter accounts! Submissions are accepted at any time, through email with parental permission for posting. If you have any questions or creations ready to go, email us! Check out our webpage to inspire Catholic youth in their growing faith at:  https://www.sacredheartstmichaelsyouth.com.

    Sunday School
    This runs from September through June during the 10:30 am Mass in the Sacristy. Sunday School is every Sunday except the first Sunday of every month. It is for those ages 3 to the end of grade 2. It is an opportunity for our little children to be encouraged to learn about Jesus and His love through songs, crafts and stories. Fr. Thomas calls the children forward at the beginning of Mass and they return during the offertory.

    The Catholic Youth Club
    In our three schools, Mrs. Boyd has been hosting a Catholic Youth Club at recess. This club works towards helping children to grow in their faith through prayer, Scripture reading, crafts, acts of kindness and activities. This club uses creative ways to help our youth work towards being evangelical, and work on strategies to grow more in faith each day.

  • St. Mary's 
    Tillsonburg

    Vacation Bible School:
    A one week, half day program in the summer for children entering grade 1 through grade 6. Each year a new theme of our faith is explored through Bible stories, crafts, skits and song. Leadership opportunities will be available to high school students who wish to grow in their leadership and evangelization skills.

    Chill Zone
    The Chill Zone is a safe drop in zone for youth in grades 5 through high school. It usually runs on the 2nd Friday of each month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Parish Centre. There is a games room with cards and video games, a seasonal craft, bingo, a conversation room with air hockey and foosball, as well as a stocked tuck shop. High school students have their own space to hang out. Youth are required to sign in and parents are most welcome to help supervise the Chill Zone.

    Christian Thread - High School Ministry
    Open to all high school students! Our gatherings allow teenagers to feel supported,  have fun and grow in faith. Being with other faith-filled teenagers help equip our high school students with ways to defend their beliefs and help others to understand their faith. Food is always a highlight! Contact Colleen Hanley for an updated schedule.

    Theology on Tap
    Once or twice a year we gather with our college and university students to reconnect and share stories of joys and disappointments and help them grow in faith in a campus culture.

    Family Catechism
    Our Family Catechism program is an excellent opportunity to learn more about our faith and to meet other families in our community!  Children are divided into age based classrooms while parents are able to attend an adult formation  class. A supervised nursery is provded for infants and toddlers. Classes are held Sunday afternoons from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Parish Centre. To register or to see the schedule go to www.famfi.ca.

    Sunday School for Young Children
    This runs from October through June during the 9:00 am Mass in the Parish Centre. It is for ages 3 to the end of grade 1. It is an opportunity for our little children to be encouraged to learn about Jesus and His love through songs, crafts and stories. Fr. John calls the children forward at the beginning of Mass and they return during the offertory.

    Birthday Card Program
    Each child registered in our parish receives a birthday card from the Pastoral Team and the Parish to celebrate their life! It is important that families notify the Parish if they move or have additional children -- it is the only way for us to know!