Welcome to the new Saint Patrick's Parish Youth Ministry Resource Page
The Saint Patrick’s Parish Youth Ministry Resource group is a ministry lead by the youth of Saint Patrick’s with the support of Saint Patrick’s Parish leaders. The goal of the Youth Ministry Resource group is to provide resources, parish fellowship events to youth and families of Saint Patrick’s.
Our mission is to guide people of all ages toward God. We want to help get more people involved in the Church and build connection with one another. The group meets virtually once a month and is always looking for new members. Students in the 8th, 9th, and 10th grade are welcome to become youth leaders.
How to Join
The group meets virtually once a month and is always looking for new members. Students in the 8th, 9th, and 10th grade are welcome to become youth leaders.
If you are interested in joining the Youth Ministry Resource Group complete the Google form below.
Local Resources in Stoneham and Surrounding Areas:
- Council on Aging: Maureen Canova plans fun ideas and events at the Stoneham Senior Center daily, including things such as: housing assistance, SHINE program, food stamps, exercise classes, and more. Call (781)-438-1157 for more information.
- Boys and Girls Club: helps with summer camps, fun activities, fun nights and events in the Community, holiday programs etc. 15 Dale Ct, Stoneham, MA 02180 (781)-438-6770
- Hallmark Health System: has a rotating food drive and food mobile van, dates are published online. 170 Governors Avenue, Medford, MA 02155 (781)-979-3000
- Stoneham Police Department: there is a domestic violence advocate, Linda Leis, located at the Stoneham Police Department if ever needed. 47 Central St, Stoneham, MA 02180 (781)-438-1215
- Community Addiction Coordinator: helps families when a loved one has an overdose or provides help in searching for rehab facilities. Call Elle Simoni (781)-507-2405 for more information.
- Meld Inc.: helps to provide bedding (linens, comforters, ect) for children and families. Call (781)-438-1660 for more information.
- Stoneham Food Pantry: located at the First Church in Stoneham. 1 Church Street Stoneham, MA 02180 (781)-438-0097
- Emergency Services:
Call 911 in the event of an emergency.
Call 211 : Like a 411 # but for community services and they will list all agencies
- Elliot Community Services: 5 Chestnut St. Wakefield, MA 01880 (781)-246-5661
- Samaratis Suicide Hotline: (508)-875-4500
- Massachusetts Substance Abuse Referral Helpline: (800)-327-5050
- Official Website of the Archdiocese of Boston – BostonCatholic.org (https://www.bostoncatholic.org/)
- Cardinal Seán’s Blog (http://cardinalseansblog.org/)
- Disciples in Mission – Pastoral Planning Process (https://www.disciplesinmission.com/)
Teen Minister Resources
Youth Minister Resources
- Bluefish TV/RightNow Media – A large collection of videos and programs for Christian high school aged people. Prices for resources vary.
- YouthMinistry.com – A website offering many resources for youth ministry. Some are free, some paid.
- National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry – Perhaps the premier Catholic Youth Ministry organization in the United States. Many resources – some for members only.
- Busted Halo – An website with extensive resources for young adult Catholics.
- Blessed Is She – A website created by and focused on Catholic women. A good website for women of all ages.
- Hallow – An app designed to help people build up a life of prayer. Some paid content. App helps users learn about Letcio Divina, listen to guided reflections, and experience the practice of the Examen. Get daily reminders to pray, document reflections, and see how many days in a row you can do with praying.
- Rosary and Caplet Apps – Sleek, well designed apps that simply allow you to pray the Rosary or the Divine Mercy Chaplet. The apps walk through the prayer as well as keeps track of where you are when you are praying. Available only for iPhones.
- Pray – Sends reminders to help you pray a Novena (a prayer that you say each day for 9 days, usually leading up to a saint’s feast day).
- iBreviary – The Church has a beautiful tradition of daily prayers called the Liturgy of the Hours. Morning, noon, evening, and night, Catholics from all over the world pray the same prayer. To stay on track, they use a book called a Breviary. It holds the collections of prayers. iBreviary is a pocket version of it. Actually, it’s like a Swiss Army Knife: it has the breviary, daily Mass readings, the Missal, prayers, and event rites for just about everything
- CNA Newsroom – The podcast from the Catholic News Agency. CNA has great articles about what’s going on in our world and in our faith culture. The podcast adds to that experience by bringing in conversations and interviews. And the host, Editor in Chief, JD Flynn, is pretty funny.
- Scripture and the Spiritual Life, by Sister AnnaMarie McGuan – Sister Anna Marie studied Theology and Sacred Scripture for 11 years at the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. As a Religious Sister of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, Sister Anna Marie has been the director of Christian Formation for the Diocese of Knoxville since 2016. Sister Anna Marie has a passion for teaching Scripture. Her podcast is focused on diving deep into the sacred texts of Scripture and how it has meaning in our every day life. Also, she’s from Northwest Indiana and has a beautiful vocation story.
- Your Faith with Fr. Chris Stanish – Diocese of Gary’s Fr. Chris Stanish has a collection of recordings of his homiles and talks available as a podcast for you to listen to. Enjoy! Apple users, go here for Apple Podcast version to subscribe.
- Catholic Creatives Podcast – A podcast for creative people, the Catholic Creatives Podcast brings together Catholics who create Catholic art, music, or creative content. Each episode is a conversation with a different creative person who is using their faith to shape their art and vice versa. A few of my favorite guests include Erica Tighe, from the online store Be a Heart , Sarah Yaklic, from the Grotto Network , and Anna Carter from the Eden Invitation (“a movement celebrating personal integration and promoting solidarity beyond the LGBT+ paradigm,” working to help people recognize their initial calling as beloved sons and daughters of God).
- Catholic Military Life: Ministering to Young Adults in the Military – The Archdiocese for Military Services Podcast (yes, there is an archdiocese for those in the military and yes, they have a young adult ministry director!) recently interviewed Casey Bustamante, USAFR, Associate Director for Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, to see how she approaches ministry to young adults who serve our country.