My name is Margo Burke and I have been the director of confirmation and youth ministry since 2010 after retiring from my 32 year job as a social worker where I worked with underprivileged and /or homeless families. I believe this career expreience, along with my spiritual fatih, gives me the insight to recognize the stress and struggles that our teens are often facing in the world today. I seek to do everything I can to work with the teens to make these sacramental years as smooth as possible. Together with their parents I am sure we can guide the youths to a deeper and more spiritual love for their faith.
The Youth Program at St Mary's is very close to my heart as our two adult daughters were once active in the programs we offer. The Youth Center we have in the basement of the church is a wonderful place for the youth to "hang out". We have a new, large flat screen tv, xbox games, music, a pool table, dart board, leather couches, ping pong and fuze ball table! It is my hope that the teens of our curch make use of these facilities to gather together, have fun and grow in their relationship with Our Lord.
The sacrament of Conirmation is recieved at the end of their freshman year in high school. Pre Confirmation preparation begins in the 8th grade with the EDGE Program. There is a Confirmation booklet available from the office which details the requirements for the sacrament.
"He who is filled with love is filled with God Himself." ~ St. Augustine
If you wish to participate in any aspect of our Youth Ministry program, contact Margo Burke by e-mail at email@example.com, or by phone at (860) 669-7375.
All are welcome!
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