Youth Ministry & Confirmation Coordinator
CCOPYM is the ministry here at CCOP that serves all our high school age teens grades 9-12. Teens who participate in CCOPYM will be drawn nearer to Christ, experience Christian community, and grow in and celebrate their faith. CCOPYM offers: preparation for Confirmation, faith formation, service projects, retreats, leadership opportunities, ministry and socials. We meet Monday evenings from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the St. Augustine Parish Hall.
CCOPYM Youth Group: Our youth ministry program is for all high school students who want to actively learn and engage with their peers while continuing their faith formation. The youth ministry classes will give a deeper understanding to many of the church’s teaching while giving teens a place to come together in faith and fellowship. Teens in the youth ministry program will also have the opportunity to participate in retreats, service projects and socials. This program will meet on a Wednesday nights from 7:30-9pm in St. Augustine Hall on a weekly basis from September through May.
Confirmation: Confirmation preparation is a 2 year process in which high school youth learn more about their faith and take a more active role in their faith development. The process of preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation is rigorous and meant to fully prepare the young heart for a Christ-centered life. This process includes formation, service, mass, community and retreat. (Please note Baptism Requirement p. 4) Confirmation classes meet on Sunday afternoons 4-5:30 and Monday nights 7:30 -9pm in a small group format. Classes are two times per month. (add this part)
Liturgy & Worship: A youth mass geared to teens is celebrated EVERY Sunday night at 6:30 pm at St. Elizabeth Seton with teens as the primary ministers: lectors, greeters, ushers & choir. Youth Reconciliation services are scheduled during Advent & Lent.
Retreats: Retreats are offered throughout the year and are a great way for teens to unplug from their busy lives and reconnect with God and each other. Some retreats are specifically offered for teens preparing to celebrate the sacrament of confirmation while others will be offered for any high school student interested in attending.
Social Events: Monthly socials are a great time for teens to get together to enjoy good friends and fun. Socials range from ice skating to movie night to a van hunt. All high school teens are welcome and friends are encouraged to join in as well. These are offered for a nominal fee just to cover the cost of the event.
Justice, Service and Solidarity: CCOP Teens love to do service and one of the ways we do this is through group service projects. These range from making blankets for the veterans at the Veteran’s Hospital in Livermore to serving at St. Anthony’s Dining Room in San Francisco. These are open to all high school teens and teens are encouraged to invite friends outside our parish to participate as well.
Leadership Team: Teens come for fellowship and to exercise their Christian Leadership skills on Core Team. This group helps plan and execute service projects and social events. Retreat teams are also formed throughout the year and teens who are confirmed are encouraged to join retreat teams as leaders. Teen retreat leaders must be currently enrolled in and regularly attending youth ministry classes.
Teen Confirmation Catechists: High school youth who are confirmed are encouraged to become confirmation catechists. Teen catechists are paired with an adult to teach classes to teens preparing to be confirmed. All teen confirmation catechists must be con-currently enrolled in and regularly attending youth ministry classes.
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
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Pleasanton, CA 94588
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
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