Youth – Grade K to 12
A volunteer needs the desire to be comfortable sharing the Good News and their own faith with children and youth. Previous experience is not necessary. There is group and individual training, numerous resources, and a supportive staff.
Our office can assist those seeking information about programs leading to First Penance, First Communion and Confirmation. Please refer to the section on Sacraments for further information about these. Adults interested in becoming Catholic, learning more about the faith, or seeking to complete the Sacraments of Initiation are invited to enroll in our RCIA process.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Andrew Johnson, Youth Director at (727)541-4447 Youth Ministries.
2016 Vacation Bible School Information
All children must also have a Parent Consent & Release Form completed.
SPECIAL EVENTS NOTICE CONCERNING YOUTH MEETINGS – Inclement Weather Cancellation Policy for Sacred Heart’s Faith Formation classes. If the Pinellas County School Board closes schools early or that day because of severe weather, we will also cancel our sessions that day. If the Pinellas schools are open and we are canceling sessions, we will leave a message on the church office telephone (727)541-4447.
All Youth Ministries
Sacred Heart Pinellas Park Catholic Church has an active youth ministry program for all youth in community. Our mission is to foster the spiritual and practical faith service for life with Jesus Christ. We do this by utilizing a specialized youth program that engages their energy, imagination, curiosity, and playful spirits to explore their Christian faith within the Catholic faith paradigm. We also reach out to our parish community with the youth to help others in need. Some examples of our Outreach activities include an Annual Homeless Retreat, usually held every November, and our participation in the Lenten Fish Fry, held every Friday during the Lenten season, and more. Our program offers our community youth a safe and alternative place for fun with people their own age where they can make new and healthy friendships that will last a lifetime.
The community of Sacred Heart Pinellas Park Catholic Church commits to “sharing and living our faith” through ministry programs and “celebrating faith” through Sacraments and Liturgy. We also feel that the responsibility for catechesis rests with the entire parish.
All children who have not yet received their First Eucharist are invited to attend Kid’s Kingdom. On Sunday mornings after the 9:30 am Mass, children will be taken by their guardians/parents to meet with their age group in the church narthex. After the 9:30 am Mass is completed, they will go to another location for discussion and understanding (at their level), with music, and/or short video, and personal project. Each child takes home their own Bulletin, with activities, to share within their own families. Learning focuses on having fun with God and Jesus teachings. This Faith Formation goes until 12 noon when parents/guardians pick-up their child/children.
If your child is not enrolled in a Catholic School, then then must be enrolled and attend Faith Formation classes. All children must also have a Parental Permission Form completed.
Middle School (6th-8th grades): Meets every Monday 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm in Parish Center. Prayer, Games, Music, Bible Studies, Guest Speakers, Trips, Service Projects, Day Retreats & So Much More!
Teen Life (9th-12th grades): Meets every Sunday evening in the Parish Center from 4-8 pm. Also ask about our RCIA classes.