Our Youth Group program offers service opportunities for our elementary, middle, and high school students. For the past 29 years our parish has integrated service learning with our Faith Formation. We also host teen social gatherings to build Catholic fellowship.
St. Peter Youth Group: All 12 – 17-year-old parishioners are invited to join us for quarterly events to promote fellowship and friendship among our teens. We will serve food, provide a service project opportunity and promote social engagement at each event. Most events will take place on Sunday afternoons or evenings. We invite all teens to participate in service projects at each event. For questions, please contact Sarah Kernodle.
On Sunday 9/22, our teens gathered for a Carolina Panthers Game Watch party at Fuel Pizza. More than 30 parish youth enjoyed pizza, drinks and sweets during the afternoon. It was a winning day all around – not just for the home team but for Charlotte Catholic Charities pantry as our youth brought many donations of food to the event. The staff of the food pantry was extremely thankful for the Youth Group collection. Our teens’ food donations restocked the pantry! In addition to helping feed our neighbors, many youth at Sunday’s gathering wrote supportive notes to accompany The Climate Statement that our teen delegation will present to government leaders this November during the Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice.This Youth Group event was organized by Margie Lynch and Beth Collins, Charles Leavitt, Sarah Kernodle and Cathy Chiappetta.
Summer Service Week - 50 of our teens served people throughout Charlotte at several agencies. Watch the video here: Summer Teen Service Week. Flowing from our experience of God’s Mercy, we are impelled to live a Faith that does justice
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice
Each year high school youth and adult volunteers from St. Peter go to Washington, D.C. for the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice to explore Catholic Social Justice teaching and issues such as immigration, race and criminal courts systems. They were joined by youth from over 135 Jesuit and other Catholic high schools, universities and parishes in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Spain and El Salvador. Our youth in 2018 visited the office of Dr. Alma Adams of North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District to advocate for laws to enact humane immigration policies.
“Our citizenship is in heaven.” It is a quote from the Bible, and I think it really represents the mission of the trip"
"I was touched to hear all the stories of the immigrants." Joe Audino