Youth Minister Announces Resignation

Youth Minister – Angela McCormick – Announces Resignation

Dear youth, young adults, families and parishioners,

It is with great difficulty that I announce that I am stepping down as St. Theresa’s Youth and Young Adult minister. My last day in the office will be Thursday, April 23, 2015. This has not been an easy decision for me to make as I love St. Theresa’s parish very much. I came to this decision after much prayer and consideration, under the guidance of my spiritual director as well as through discussions with my family and my significant other, Jeremy Lott.

Some of you are aware I was discerning and had applied to be a chaplain in the Canadian Forces. I have since postponed my application to the Canadian Forces chaplaincy in order to focus on discerning marriage with Jeremy. As such, it is best for me to move back to the West coast so I can be closer to Jeremy and family during the marriage discernment process.

With regards to questions you likely have about what this means for St. Theresa’s, Confirmation and our youth ministry. I will attempt to address them here.

First off, what does this mean for our youth ministry? Youth events will continue on as normal, even after I have left. St. Theresa’s core teams and volunteer leaders are very competent and will continue to organize and run our Edge and Life Teen youth events until the end of the school year in June. They are able to run things with or without a new youth minister in place.

What about Confirmation? Nothing is cancelled. In May, we will still be having our student-sponsor Confirmation retreat on May 16, and Confirmation Mass with Archbishop Smith on May 17. Everything is moving forward. The scheduling is all planned and there will be a well-organized leader running things on those two dates. So do not be afraid!

You may also be wondering if there is going to be an opportunity to say goodbye? Yes! Most certainly! We have two different goodbye events organized. There’s a goodbye cake celebration in St. Theresa’s parish foyer after every Sunday Mass on April 11th and 12th. And there is also a Goodbye Potluck on Saturday, April 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in St. Theresa’s parish hall (RSVP at http://bit.do/goodbyepotluck ). All are welcome and invited. I would love to see you.

I thank our Lord for providing me with so many opportunities and experiences here at St. Theresa’s parish. I love and cherish St. Theresa’s parish community, in particular her many youth and families, whom I will continue to pray for and will sorely miss. Our youth hold a very special place in my heart. They are like my own kids and it has been such a gift to watch them grow over the years.

St. Theresa’s is beginning the diligent search for a new youth minister (click here to view the job ad in our bulletin). Your prayers are most appreciated during this process and time of transition, in particular that the Lord will guide the right person to St. Theresa’s, to continue helping our young people draw closer to Christ and make the joy of the Lord their strength (Neh 8:10).

Sincerely,
Angela McCormick

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Update on Corpus Christi

IMG_5636 (2)

IMG_5923 (2) IMG_5927 (2)

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Corpus Christi Church is under construction!

IMG_5636 (2)CCAugust1aAugust 2014

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, We have talked about building a church for many years in our parish communities. Well, there can no longer be any question about the physical reality of  Corpus Christi. I encourage you and your family to drive by 28A Avenue and 34 St. It is very evident that our Church is under construction. Did you know that we have mounted a camera that takes pictures of the construction progress every twenty minutes during  daylight hours. Over a thousand pictures have already been taken. When all is said and done and we are     celebrating Mass within Corpus Christi, we will be able to watch a time lapse movie of the eighteen months of construction of Corpus Christi. Fall 2015 completion date. Cool heh? My friends, if you are not yet involved in helping to build the Church of Corpus Christi, there is no better time than now. We need you. Blessings, Fr. Jim Corrigan

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Be a Mentor to Youth & Share in the Joy of the Lord

Is God calling you to lead header imgWe are currently looking for both dedicated Catholic adults and high school teens who want to minister to youth while having a blast! Service hours / reference letters provided! Volunteer application form linked below!

Some Benefits of being a Youth Ministry Volunteer include:

  • Growing in one’s own faith and being inspired by the faith of others
  • Exercising one’s gifts & talents for the sake of the Gospel mission
  • Developing friendships with other adults and being a mentor to youth
  • Core members & Support Leaders can request a reference letter
  • Experience highly regarded by Edmonton Catholic School district & helpful for gaining youth-oriented jobs

We ask you to prayerfully discern whether you are able to commit to volunteering with our St. Theresa’s youth ministry as a Core Team Member (time commitment of 12 or 18 hours/month) or Support Leader (approx. 5 hours/month) for a one year term.

Not sure if you’re called to Core? Join our One Month Challenge! This option is for adults 18 years and up who are brand new to youth ministry and want to discern whether they are called to Core before committing to a full year of service.  Time commitment is approx. 18 hours for just 1 month!

Wanna know more?

YOUTH MINISTRY INFO SESSION
THURSDAY September 9, 2014
from 7:15-9:00 pm

WHERE: BFO Meeting Room @ St. Theresa Catholic Parish
Contact: angela@strcp.com or 780-463-8646 ext. 2226

Download our Youth Leaders Information Package – provides further information on the youth ministry and volunteer positions available at St. Theresa’s.

Download a Youth Ministry Volunteer Form – apply to volunteer with St. Theresa’s youth ministry. Completed forms are to be submitted to Angela either via email at angela@strcp.com or at the St. Theresa’s parish office  either by mail or during office hours.

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering in youth ministry and working with youth,  contact Angela at 780-463-8646 ext. 2226 or by email at angela@strcp.com .

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off