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). The commitment to Core Team includes the Core Team Camping Retreat and monthly Core Team meetings. The 9th graders primary role is prayer. The 10th-12th graders primary role is to plan and lead events.

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 by Wednesday, August 19th.


Core Team Meeting Schedule 2020-2021: 

  • September 13th (12-2pm)
  • October 4th (12-2pm)
  • November 1st (12-2pm)
  • December 6th (11:30am-12pm)*
  • January 3rd (11:30am-12pm)*
  • February 7th (11:30am-12pm)*
  • March 7th (11:30am-12pm)*
  • April 11th (12-2pm)
  • May 2nd (12-2pm)

*Note: Earlier start/end time due to COVID-19 restrictions.


Core Team Day Retreat: Saturday, August 22nd 9am-4:30pm

This year, because of COVID-19, our Core Team Retreat will be an onsite, day retreat at the Church of Saint Henry, 9am-4:30pm. We will be outside as much as possible and will adhere to the Archdiocesan guidelines for youth ministry events. Due to all of this, we ask all parents to strongly consider volunteering as a chaperones for the day retreat. The day will include team-building activities, leadership talks, testimony sharing, prayer partners, Confession, and Adoration! Together we will learn what it means to be a servant-leader. The cost is $20 per person (includes lunch, supplies, and TBD Core Team T-shirt). This retreat is for 2020-2021 Core Team members only. Join us for an Information Meeting on Wednesday, August 19th at 6pm (before Fyshbowl Bonfire) in the parish gardens to learn more about Core Team and the upcoming Core Team Day Retreat! All high-school youth and their parents are invited to attend this meeting. Click here for online registration for our Core Team Day Retreat!