Hello, my name is Helen Bornhorst and
I will be the new Youth Minister here at
St. Agatha’s! I hail from Atlanta, Georgia
and graduated from the University
of Georgia (go dawgs) in May of 2017
with a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering.
Instead of designing structural foundations,
I have felt the Lord leading me to design spiritual
foundations through ministry. Throughout the majority
of my time in college, I began serving with the youth
group at a local parish, St. Joseph’s, during which time,
I fell in love with investing in the personal and spiritual
lives of many teens. Right before graduating, I committed
to serving in Nicaragua for a non-profit organization
called Amigos for Christ which works to improve life for
people in impoverished rural areas.
After 10 months of
hard physical labor and many weeks of life-changing
experiences for those who came to come serve in the
country that I quickly called home, God called me to
move once again. I am blessed that St. Agatha’s is the
next step in my journey and am confident that God will
continue to use me for His glory. I hope to “ignite a fire”
in the hearts of many teens and pour into them in ways
that so many have done for me (Luke 12:49). I look forward
to meeting all of you and am excited for an incredible
Appalachian Service Project 2018
The summer service trip to Hinton, West Virginia as part of the Appalachia Service Project , wrapped up on July 28th, and the 36 teens and
15 chaperones arrived home
safely. They spent
their week installing flooring,
repairing decks and roofs, framing and adding insulation in service to those in need.One of the families
in Hinton, WV
was featured on
a local TV news
program. To see
the piece, click this link:Volunteers-repair-homes-in-summers-county or visit the Saint Agatha Parish Facebook
page. Photos by: Christyn Lazzaro
On Good Friday, a group of our high school students put
on a live rendition of the Stations of the Cross –
the story of
Christ’s journey to Calvary.
Our young folks and chaperones prepared to depart for their Mission Trip on Saturday morning. Please pray for our group as we are traveling down as you
read this to Salyersville, KY to serve those in need in Appalachia.
A sincere thank you to the generous response of parishioners
who have volunteered to come on this week’s mission
trip to KY. We are grateful for the generosity of Jerry McAdams,
Catherine Vu, and Liz McVeigh who gave of their time
and talent at the 12th hour to serve.
What is Life Teen you ask?
Life Teen is a Catholic youth ministry organization and movement originating in the United States. Life Teen’s ministry is a Eucharist-based ministry has the power to transform teens, transform parishes, and transform culture.
Have you heard of Life Teen at other parishes or seen our posts in the bulletin and wondered what we do every week? This letter about our latest theme at youth group – “Alive & Dangerous” – is addressed to you, parents and parishioners to give you a better understanding of what we’re doing here. It allows you to more deeply trust that we are helping young people truly grow not just in faith, but in life. This is where they feel accepted for who they are, where they are safe and can enter into their Catholicity unlike anywhere else. I encourage you to read this letter with an open heart and encourage your teen to experience what millions of teens across the country have already started on their journey to holiness through attending Life Teen high school youth group.
LIFT worship nights have been around since 2006 and have been attended by thousands of Catholics of all ages across New England and beyond. This is an incredible opportunity to come experience your faith in a modern and refreshing style. This is a free event for any and all people in the surrounding area to come to St. Agatha’s for a thrilling worship experience! The night will include modern praise music led by a professional band, Adoration, and the opportunity to attend the sacrament of reconciliation.
If you have never been to Adoration or don’t know what it is, this is a time where Jesus in the Eucharist is placed on the altar in a golden case called a Monstrance for you to pray and worship. It is a time for you to relax, be yourself with God, and enjoy modern-contemporary music that will blow you away. Bring friends and family for this truly awesome experience!
DEAR PARISHIONERS READING THIS: WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Do you own a restaurant or know someone else who does? We would love to host a sponsorship weekend at your establishment!
Do you own a business or work for a company that may consider making a donation to a great cause? We would love to speak with you or your employer about how you might be able to help! We appreciate any and all donations, whether they be financial, prayerful, or time and effort. Thank you!
We will be fundraising to help cover costs of the trip such as transportation, etc as advertised above. If you are interested in helping plan/organize fundraisers, please call/email Brian at the faith formation office. Thank you.
To Participate as a teen or adult leader on the trip:
Please read the important info below:
Who: 35 High School Students (Grades 9-12) & 16 Adult Leaders What: Mission Trip To Kentucky to help the poor and broaden our world view Where: Kentucky – Specific town TBD When: June 24th (AM) through July 2nd (Afternoon) Why: Because we are Christians and we are laying ourselves down for others How: … Long Story – will have an info meeting once registration is full
If you are new to the Faith Formation program, • please
click here to download a new registration form now.....
• or, contact the High School Youth Ministry and Confirmation office YoungChurchMinistry@StAgathaParish.org or
617-696-8978 and leave your name and address so that
we can send registration materials.
St. Agatha Parish’s High School Youth Ministry programs
focus on the growth and development of ministry with
adolescents from grades seven through twelve. This process includes
young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in
our world today. It seeks to draw young people to responsible
in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith
community and to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of
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