High School Youth Ministry (LinC)


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

To register for our Faith Formation programs please click here.   

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St. Rita High School Youth Ministry
March News 
for high school students and those who love them 
March, 2019
You're Invited
Spring Retreat
Family Adoration
Easter Eggs
HS Bible Study and Summer
Catholic Heart Workcamp
Cumberland, MD
June 16-22, 2019
Next Meeting: March 21st at 7pm in basement of primary. 
We will be handing out our Malleys Easter Candy hard copy forms. 

Our Trip is full at the current moment. Still Interested in attending? Contact Corey to be put on the wait list. With Summer schedules changing we typically have 1-2 spots open up. 
Interested in more details?  Take a look at The CHWC website  and contact us.
Spring Retreat
April 12-14, 2019
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. Our Lead Team has worked hard all year long to put on this amazing retreat for our teens. This is a great weekend to get away and take a break from daily life. God is calling you to reconnect and this your opportunity. 
Family Adoration 


 Confirmation Teens: These would count towards either category for you Confirmation Engagement. 

Easter Egg Service Activity
Fill Easter Eggs for Easter Sunday 

Date: Sunday March 24, 2019
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Where: Mazanec Hall
Contact: Corey Lesko 
Service and Confirmation Engagement Opportunity

ND Vision 
 July 2019
ND Vision is a leadership conference that takes place every summer at Notre Dame University. Teens will spend a week on campus growing in faith and leadership, all while mentored by Notre Dame University Students. Teens will also get to hear talks from multiple National Catholic Speakers a long with impacting moments of prayer and worship in the amazing facilities of Notre Dame University. Spots are very limted. Please Contact Corey Lesko if interested in attending. 

Check out their website for more information on all that is offered during the week. 
Summer Volunteers
Save these dates and be looking for volunteer applications.
Vacation Bible School: June 10-14
Volunteers needed to help with music, crafts, leaders and more.  If you enjoy working with younger kids, this is for you.
SLAM Camp: June 10-14  
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.
High School Bible Study is BACK!
Dates:  March 17th, 24, and 31st. 
Where: Youth Room in Basement of Primary
Time: Following 10:30 Mass
No Bible Study on March 12
For Everyone That Has Already Graduated From High School

Dear Parents,

Summer is right around the corner, right?  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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Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry
St. Rita Parish

9th Grade PSR / Youth Ministry
 2018 – 2019 

 Sundays         7:30 PM – 8:30  PM
Mazanec Hall 

9/16 Confirmation
        Parent and Child


10/14 Confirmation

Contact:  Corey Lesko

Phone:    440-248-1350 ext. 149
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The Sacrament of Confirmation for 9th Graders is scheduled for
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
7:00 PM.


11/11 Confirmation


12/9 Confirmation


1/13 Confirmation


2/9 Saturday
       Confirmation Retreat
      12:00 PM-6:00 pm


3/10 Confirmation


4/14 Confirmation
         Parent and Child


5/4 Parish Day of Service

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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.  


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December News 

for high school students and those who love them 

December 1, 2018


High School

 Bible Study 



Meets every Sunday following 10:30 Mass  in Primary School Basment.  
This month we will  be focus on Advent themes.


We will be taking a couple Sundays off in December. 

No Bible Study 

12.9 (Join us for 12 Days of Christmas kickoff!)

12. 23



Corey is getting ready for maternity leave but we plan to keep bible studies going. We will make weekly contacts to let you know if we will be having it. 


No need to register, and no worries if you can't come every week! Come as your schedule allows, and feel free to bring a friend. 



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.  




Catholic Heart Workcamp

CHWCCumberland, MD

June 16-22, 2018


We have begun with fundraisers and have had our first informational meeting.  We currently have a waiting list. So, if you are interested in traveling with us for a week of service and faith that's a lot of fun, please contact Corey Lesko at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  




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Parents' Night Out Fundraiser

Saturday, December 1 

following 5:00 Mass


Mazanec Hall

Parents' Night Out


Help out some parents who need a little time away from their kids to get some Christmas shopping done and help raise some money for the CHWC trip.  We will serve dinner, help the kids make crafts, play games, and of course St. Nick will be there. Even if you are not attending CHWC and would like to come for service hours we would love to have you! 


If you are interested in helping watch and entertain the kids, please e-mail clesko@stritaparish.com



12 Days of Christmas Kick-Off


Sunday, December 9

following 10:30 Mass  holly-berry-wreath2.jpg

at Basement of Primary Building



 Give the gift of love and hope to our homebound and elderly parishioners by visiting them on the 12 days leading to Christmas.  Don't worry if you aren't available to visit everyday. We will form groups of 3-5 students so you can arrange visits according to your schedules. You can sign up as a group or individually.  Some days you will be able to visit and other days will be simply leaving the gift of their doorstep. 

It is very important that you attend the kick-off  if you plan on being part of 12 Days to get instructions and a gifts to deliver each day.  Breakfast will be served.  Please contact a YES team member or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in participating.




 December 9th


Mazanec Hall 



PARENTS: Please remember this is the due date for all your forms and sponsor certificates. If you are having an issue with a form please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Thea Bowman Christmas Party

Thea Bowman Christmas Party TeamSaturday, December 8

11:45-3:45 pm

Pick up and Drop off in St. Rita Parking Lot


 Come join the party! Help the kids from the center make Christmas presents for their families, bring down the backpacks filled with supplies by our RUSH kids and share the hope of Advent.  We will carpool from St. Rita at 11:45 am and return by 3:45.  Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in joining us and bring the permission form with you.


PARENTS: if your teen is planning to attend this event please let me know ahead of time so I can make sure we have enough seats for all the teens. 





Service Teams 

The service teams are up and running.  You will see what they are doing throughout this newsletter.  Thanks to the team leaders and mentors for all you provide St. Rita Parish!


Respect Life Team 

Spring Retreat Team

YES Team (Youth Engaging Seniors)

CHWC Team (Catholic Heart Workcamp)

Souper Bowl of Caring Team








Corey Lesko

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440-248-1350 x149

Cell: 440-821-6348 (Text of call)
Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry
St. Rita Parish




Junior High PSR and Youth Ministry!


PSR is 6:00-7:00PM in The Church!


Junior High PSR Schedule:


All PSR is from 6:00-7:00 PM

in Mazanec Hall!


January: 27

February: 17

March: 3, 17

April: 7, 28


***Eighth Graders: This list does not include your Confirmation nights!***


Up coming Youth Ministry Opportunities


February 2019:  Feed the Hungry

Feb. 16th 9:30am-2pm

Thea Bowman


March 2019:

·      Stations of the Cross Practices (Dates TBD)

·      Family Promise Easter Party TBD


April 2019:

·      Stations of the Cross

April 19th 10am-1pm, Church


May 2019:

·      Youth Appreciation Night TBD

·      Parish Day of Service, Sat. 4th 

·      Junior High Retreat: May 11th, 10am-6pm