High School Youth Ministry (LinC)


A total youth ministry program designed to bring personal and spiritual growth to young people.   

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March News 

for high school students and those who love them 

March, 2017


Catholic Heart Workcamp







Oil City, PA

July 9-14, 2017


We just had some spots open up on our Work Camp Trip! This is a great summer experience!  


Interested in more details?  Take a look at The CHWC website  and contact us.



Thanks for your support!!

 The Souper Bowl of Caring team





Spring Retreat

April 28-30, 2017

Burton, OH


YES, Think SPRING!! and mark this on your calendar NOW.  

Connect with others interested in growing in their faith and sharing it with purpose in their lives. We will be joining with the Parish Day of Service and giving back to Camp Burton. We have been going to Camp Burton for around 15 years on the Saturday of retreat we will be giving back by doing some service projects for them. This will be the High School Service location for our Parish Day of Service.    

 Find all of the details here. 



St. Pat's Dinner and CAVS Raffle

Saturday, March 11

following 5:00 Mass

6:00-8:00 pm

in Mazanec Hall


The tradition continues! This is the 10th annual dinner to raise money for the CHWC trip and give everyone in the parish a chance to gather for a fun celebration.  We will be serving corned beef/ reuben/ turkey sandwiches will all the fixings from Chicago Deli, entertainment is by Murphy's School of Irish Dance and there will be a special visit from Patrick himself!   See this flier for all the details.


The raffle this year is for (4) lower level seat tickets to the CAVS vs Wizard game of on March 25, 2017.



You can buy dinner and raffle tickets from anyone going on the CHWC trip this summer, in the gathering area after Mass on March 4-5,  and at the parish offices.   



Family Promise Activities

St. Rita's Annual Family Promise Easter Baskets and Egg Coloring Event... sign-up today!

Plans are underway to make Easter extra special for families in need at Family Promise.

We will be accepting Easter basket items through online sign-ups - please use this link :



Once you sign-up online, simply bring your donations to the church during scheduled Mass times the weekend of March 18-19.


Our Easter Basket Volunteers will gather on April 1 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the St. Rita Family Room to assemble the baskets.


The egg coloring event will be held at the Family Promise Kinsman Center on April 8 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.


To volunteer to assemble baskets or to attend the egg coloring event, contact Lori Borlin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Corey Lesko at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





 June 26-June 29, 2017

at St. Rita

Join us for this 3-day community service retreat.  We will serve at a variety of agencies around Cleveland during the day, and come back  to St. Rita at the end of the day for dinner and evening activities.   

Please mark your calendar and look at and registration flier to come soon. 




Summer Volunteers

Save these dates and be looking for volunteer applications.


Vacation Bible School: June 12-16

Volunteers needed to help with music, crafts, leaders and more.  If you enjoy working with younger kids, this is for you.


SLAM Camp: June 12-16  

Volunteer counselors are needed for this camp for 5th-6th  graders.  Counselors will be in charge of a group of campers. Most activities are active and take place outdoors.






Share your gifts!!


" You get more out of going to Mass when you're involved as a server or something."


 This is what a group of  teens involved in the

altar server, lector, and music ministries

were saying when we got together recently.  


    If you have ever thought about joining one of these ministries, please contact me and I can point you in the right direction.


And thank you to all of you who currently serve as servers, lectors, cantors, instrumentalists, and ushers.  






For Everyone That Has Already Graduated From High School

Dear Parents,

Summer is right around the corner, right?  It's hard to believe as we shiver and look out on the snow.  We are blessed with a wide variety of programs that our high school students can participate in or help with during the summer.  There is probably something that your child would enjoy and grow from.  If after looking through this newsletter you are trying to figure which program, trip, or retreat best fits your child and you need more information or assistance,  please contact me. 


Corey Lesko

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440-248-1350 x149
Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry
St. Rita Parish


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The following service leadership teams plan, organize and run some of the programs and events for high school teens at St. Rita. Each has it's own emphasis so you can choose what fits your interests:

Respect Life Team 
Help create a culture of life. Choose and lead monthly discussions on a range of topics dealing with the dignity of life  with the option of attending The March to Life trip to Washington DC. 

Spring Retreat Team
Plan and lead the annual retreat. 

YES Team (Youth Engaging Seniors)
Learn about the needs of the elderly and plan and lead projects to assist them (Fall and Spring clean-up, 12 Days of Christmas)

CHWC Team (Catholic Heart Workcamp)
Plan events and fundraisers for the summer service trip

Breakfast LinC Team
Meet to discuss topics of our faith and plan and lead the Sunday breakfast discussions.

Souper Bowl of Caring Team
Educate yourself and others about the issues of poverty and plan and lead a service project to help. 

LinC logoSt. Rita High School Youth Ministry

March News 

for high school students and those who love them 

March, 2017