Discover Spiritual Growth
We seek to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the parish community by implementing the 8 components of a comprehensive youth ministry model.
For more information, please contact Megan Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org
VBS 2019 Volunteering
Are you interested in helping out this summer for Vacation Bible School?
Sign-up for the chance to help share the teachings of faith, love, and Christ!
Includes a mix of spiritual, social and educational experiences. Fr. Bill teaches the high school students twice a year. We meet almost every Wednesday at 7pm.
Participate both within the parish and locally for charitable organizations throughout the year
Each summer we spend a week in locations varying from Detriot to Atlanta, working on projects to help local residents
Serving my generation with excellence will in turn mean my generation can lead with excellence.
The annual Luke 18 retreat provides a powerful experience for eighth graders. Luke 18 opens their eyes to the presence and love of our God, who embraces them just as they are.
January 18-20, 2019 at Saint Clare School
A special invitation to 8th graders:
The annual Luke 18 retreat provides a powerful experience for eighth graders. Luke 18 opens their eyes to the presence and love of our God, who embraces them just as they are. Led by high school and college students from St. Nicholas, St. Clare and Corpus Christi parishes, the retreat features high-energy games, songs, skits, personal sharing and a series of faith and life talks by the high school students. They’ll be talking about Luke 18 for years.
8th graders: Cost is $50 Payable to St. Clare Church (Luke 18) . Registration and payment due Nov. 8.
Cost for eighth-graders increases to $90 after Nov. 8 and registration closes on Dec. 10.
Led by high school and college students from St. Nicholas, St. Clare and Corpus Christi parishes, the retreat features high-energy games, songs, skits, personal sharing and a series of faith and life talks by the high school students. They’ll be talking about Luke 18 for years.
Cost is $50. Registration and payment due Nov. 8. Cost increases to $90 after Nov. 8 and registration closes on Dec. 10.
High school students: Thanks to our high school students who applied to be Luke 18 leaders. The application period has ended. You will be notified by email and postcard if your application is accepted.
High school students must attend the 2 planning meetings:
Dec. 16 all high school leaders (grades 9-12): 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Nicholas and meeting to follow
Jan. 6 all high school leaders (grades 9-12): 11:45 a.m. meeting at Corpus Christi Parish Hall
Cost is $40 Payable to St. Clare Church (Luke 18). Application and payment due Nov. 8
Register at here starting Oct. 8 or contact your parish youth leader for more information.
Leaders must attend 2 planning meeting:
Nov. 25 (seniors-only meeting): 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Clare and meeting to follow
Dec. 16 (all high school leaders, grades 9-12): 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Nicholas and meeting to follow
Jan. 6 (all high school leaders, grades 9-12): 11:45 a.m. meeting at Corpus Christi Parish Hall
Thanks to those students who have volunteered to be a leader at Luke 18. College and adult pre-planning meetings are Nov. 25 (college seniors and juniors only), Dec. 16 and Jan. 6. Remember, you must attend 2 planning meetings with the high school leaders.
President’s Volunteer Service Award
St Nicholas Catholic Church is an official Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer
Service Award. Presidential recognition sets you apart from your peers. Once you earn this award, you should list it on your college and scholarship applications, job applications, and your resume. Many of you have already served volunteer hours, possibly more than you realize!
Awards are issued for service hours served within a 12-month time period or over the course of a lifetime. Awards are issued
for volunteer service only; if you are paid for your service or have court-ordered community service it does not count.
Please see the PVSA website for more information.
|Hours by Award||Bronze||Silver||Gold|
|Young Adults (16-25)||100-174||175-249||250+|
|Families & Groups||200-499||500-999||1,000+|
President’s Lifetime Achievement Award: Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more hours in their lifetime
Each volunteer needs to create an account with PVSA. Go to the PVSA website.
From this page you can choose “Get Involved”, then “Volunteer”, then the “Register” button to get to the sign-up form. Enter the volunteer’s name, birthday, street address, phone #, and email address, and create a password. For Level of Focus, choose “Other”, and “Faith Based Service” as your primary focus.
Once this questionnaire is completed, press the “Submit Application” button. Note: your email cannot be used for more than one volunteer. Each volunteer needs their own email.
Once your registration is complete, go to “Profile”. At the bottom of the Profile screen, choose “Add” Record of Service Key (ROS). The Record of Service key for St Nicholas is CVN-9222. This is very important, as it links your volunteer hours to your Certifying Organization, St Nicholas Catholic Church. Once you are linked to St Nick, Mrs. Green and I are able to see and verify all of your hours.
Please log out to be sure the ROS Key was registered, then log back in using your email and password, and start entering your hours. When entering your hours, the benefitting organization would normally be “St Nicholas Parish”, the specific area of service is “Other” and “Faith–Based”.
Please email or call Nicki Kalteis at email@example.com or 916-214-2049 once your hours are entered or if you have any questions. Mrs. Green and Nicki will verify the hours and order your award. The cost for each award is $8.00. This includes a certificate (important for verifying that you earned the award), a letter from the President, and some administrative costs incurred by St Nicholas. The deadline to have your hours logged and let us know this is complete is September 30, 2016.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
The Squires emblem includes a Maltese cross upon which are the letters ”P.” (physical fitness); ”I.” (intellectual development); ”S.” (spiritual growth and the practice of our faith); and ”C” (citizenship and civic life). The large letters ”C.” and ”S.” intertwined with the cross respectively represent Christ and Squires. The ”K.” centered on the cross symbolizes the Knights of Columbus. Esto Dignus, the Squires’ motto encircling the emblem, is Latin for ”Be Worthy.”
As the world faces difficult economic times, it is important to remember that donating money is not the only way to contribute. Squires are asked now more than ever to give of their time and their talent, as an individual and as a circle. Your service is needed by your country, your community, your neighbors and your Church.
Founded on August 4, 1925 with the institution of Duluth Circle 1 in Duluth, Minn., the Columbian Squires program strives to provide “the spiritual, cultural, civic, social and physical improvement of its members, and the development of their leadership qualities,”(section II, Article II of the Laws and Rules of the Columbian Squires).
The Squires is an international fraternity of approximately 25,000 Catholic young men, ages 10 to 18, in over 1,500 circles worldwide. Circles exist, or have existed, throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Panama, Cuba, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and on U.S. military bases abroad. Local Knights of Columbus councils and assemblies sponsor Squire circles, which may be based either in a council/assembly hall, in a parish building, a parochial, private, public or military school, or on a military installation. The Squires involves young men in programs to benefit the Church, the community, as well as in recreational and social activities.