Youth Ministry

R Y M  FORMS

There are four forms required for 2020-2021 Youth Ministry.

RYM will kick-off this fall on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 6pm- 7:15pm  
 The registration fee has been reduced to $25 for the year.
 
As we plan for the re-opening of RYM, we must make certain changes to ensure the health and safety of all our teens and team members.  We will be following the CDC/Diocesan recommendations.  At this time, we will not be serving dinner but will reevaluate at the end of December with hopes of making some changes for January.
 
Here is a glimpse of our new "normal" for RYM grades 6-12:
*Class sizes will be reduced to ensure social distancing.
*All teens and team members will wear masks.
*A Covid check list will need to be completed and dropped off with each teen.  
*Parents will drop-off and pick up outside of the Parish Hall.
*Temperatures will be taken as each teen enters the lobby of the Parish Hall.
 
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact
Vikki Melchiorre at 239-481-5144 or email [email protected]
 
The Media Release Form, Medical Authorization form and the Program Consent form are good for two years, so if you are sure you submitted them last year, you don't need to do it again this year.

REGISTRATION FORM

MEDIA RELEASE FORM

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MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION FOR MINOR

YOUTH MINISTRY PROGRAM CONSENT, RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION

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The following form is to be used for specific events throughout the season.

PARISH YOUTH MINISTRY EVENT NOTIFICATION 
 
 
Tips On Manners At Mass
 
Attire: The idea of “Sunday best” should be honored; churchgoers of all ages should dress conservatively. Coat and tie is appropriate for men, but not required. Women should wear modest dress. Tank tops, very short skirts, low cut necklines or tight-fitting clothing would be considered disrespectful. Shorts are not appropriate for either men or women.

Arrival: Prepare your offering envelope ahead of time. Arrive at least 10 minutes before Mass begins. This helps reduce distractions and provides time to get settled. Latecomers should wait to be seated by ushers so as not to disrupt the service and the congregation. Gum or candy should never be in your mouth when coming to Mass.

Entering the church: Once you leave the gathering space, refrain from over socializing with your friends. Remember that others are already engaged in prayer in their seats. It is optional to bless yourself with holy water, but as a sign of respect for the Blessed Sacrament, genuflect (or bow if unable to genuflect) before taking your seat. Move over to the center of the row as a courtesy to accommodate others who arrive after you.

Quiet time: Turn off cell phones and pagers. It is understandable that children have difficulty sitting quietly, but when they become distracting, take them out briefly until they settle down. They may be too warm and need a change of environment. Sign of Peace: People usually shake hands briefly or exchange a quick kiss, but if you have a cold or cough, you can politely say, “Peace be with you,” without shaking hands.

Consecration: Elevation of the Host and the Chalice after the words of consecration are spoken is a sacred time, and there should be silent reverence with no movement around the church, except in an emergency.

Communion: Again, refrain from socializing when leaving the row to receive Communion. Receive the Holy Eucharist with reverence, bow slightly and respond “Amen.”

Leaving the church: Singing the closing hymn is still part of the Mass. Leaving before the hymn ends is inappropriate. After the hymn, genuflect (or bow) toward the altar before leaving. Refrain from greeting and visiting each other until out in the gathering space. Have respect for those who wish to remain in prayer.