Core Team

NOTE: Due to COVID-19/Coronavarus, many of our events have been canceled or moved to a electronic "meeting" platform (i.e. Zoom). Please see the Saint Henry Coronavirus webpage for the most updated information about parish polices. Please also feel free to contact Jenna Leighton ([email protected]) if you have any questions about a particular Faith Formation or Youth Ministry event. Lastly, do not hesitate to reach out to any of the parish staff if you need prayer and support during this difficult time!

What is the Youth Ministry Core Team? The Youth Ministry Core Team a group of high-school youth who commit to serve as servant-leaders in youth ministry. The vision of Core Team is “teens leading other teens to Christ”. Modeled after the Apostles in Acts 2:45, Core Team commits to community, prayer, sacraments, and teaching (see Core Team Covenant). We will begin our year with a Core Team Camping Retreat and will meet monthly throughout the year for prayer, formation, and planning. The 9th graders serve youth ministry primarily in prayer. The 10th-12th serve youth ministry primarily in planning and leading events. (Please note, if you served on Prayer Team at Extreme Faith Camp and are interested in serving on Extreme Team, participation in Core Team is required to be eligible to serve on Extreme Team at Extreme Faith Camp 2020)

I ask you to pray with the Scripture verse, Matthew 28:18-20: “Then Jesus approached and said to them, ‘All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.’” These are the words that Jesus used to commission His disciples. Pray with this verse and the Core Team Member Job Description and Core Team Covenant and see if the Lord is calling you to serve in this way. If you are ready to apply, please fill out the Core Team Application and return to Jenna Leighton in the Youth Minsitry office. 


Core Team Meeting Schedule 2020-2021: TBD


Core Team Retreat: TBD (Summer/Fall 2020)

Our Core Team retreat is a camping retreat! The weekend will include leadership and team building activities; outdoor adventures of canoeing, hiking, swimming, and fishing; testimony sharing; quiet reflection and journaling; Confession and Mass! The retreat will be held Summer/Fall 2020, date TBD.  This retreat is for 2020-2021 Core Team members only.