Altar Servers

Assists the priest at Mass with various tasks including carrying the cross, candles, and/or incense, providing the prayer book or Sacramentary for the priest to read when needed and as directed prepares the altar for the Eucharist. Will be scheduled on a rotating basis and is responsible for finding a replacement if they are unable to serve.

Grades 4-12

Ushers

Assist with and direct seating of parishioners, gather the gifts/collection, distribute bulletins, assist those with special needs and emergency situations, and direct the orderly flow of people during Communion. Occurs on the second Sunday of the month.

Grades 7-12

Lectors

Proclaim the Word of God during the Mass in the form of the readings and petitions. Will normally be scheduled on the second Sunday of the month.

Grades 7-12

Music

Opportunities available for singers and instrumentalists.
Grades7-12

H.S. CYM/Junior High CYM

Participates in parish and diocesan events. Youth involved with the CYM have opportunities to experience faith, fellowship, formation and fitness. The H.S. CYM meets on the first Sunday of every month following the 10:00am Mass.

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Parish Work Day

Normally held once in the fall and once in the spring. Youth of the parish assist in cleaning the parish grounds along with the interior of the church.
Grades7-12

CYM Brunch

Every third Sunday of the month, the CYO sponsors a brunch at the parish to raise funds for their events that take place throughout the year. Youth meet at the parish center at 7:50 a.m., prepare and serve the breakfast, and finish with cleanup around 2:00 p.m.

Grades 7-12

Childcare

Volunteers willing to care for young children during parish activities in the parish center.

Grades 7-12

March for Life

This pilgrimage occurs each January. Youth from the parish travel by bus to Washington, D.C. for a couple of days of sightseeing and then participate in a national, pro-life youth Mass. Then they march from the National Mall to the Supreme Court building to show their support for the Culture of Life and voice their opposition to the decision in Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion on demand. Youth participating in this event will also be involved with fundraising efforts prior to the trip. Funds from these events will be used to help subsidize the cost of the trip for the youth. To receive assistance with the cost, youth must work at the fundraisers and attend Religious Education classes.

Grades 9-12

Texas Mission Trip

Our youth will travel to Texas this summer and construct a home for a family in need of shelter. The CYM will raise money through fundraisers to make the trip affordable.

Every year parish youth travel to Washington D.C. to show their support for the right to life. We realize that life is to be nurtured not only during pregnancy, but thereafter until death. Extreme poverty still exists today in places not too far from home. We all need to appreciate the good things in our lives and the abundance that God has blessed us with.


Grades10-12

St. Patrick Catholic Church + 424 South Central Chanute, KS 66720 + 620.431.3165 + parish@stpatrickchanute.org