Fr. Charles Martell Scholarship
Each year the the Knights of Columbus sponsor the Fr. Charles Martell Scholarship. High School Seniors, who are from the parishes of St. Patrick and St. Mary, and are planning to attend college or other institutions, are eligible for the scholarship .
Christ Renews Everyone's World, or CREW for short, is the high school youth group. CREW is formed on the four guiding pillars of Service, Spirituality, Social, and Study. CREW members actively participate in teen-focused liturgies and sacraments, catechesis (teaching of the faith), service projects, including the annual summer mission trip, and time for fellowship and socializing. Meetings are led as a collaboration between student leaders and young adult volunteers from the St. John Newman Center and the greater Champaign-Urbana community. CREW meets on Sundays, 6:30-8 p.m.
Confirmation for our high school students is celebrated every other year at St. Patrick. Confirmation is a two-year process. Our next class begins in the fall of 2018, and our next Confirmation mass will take place in the spring of 2020. Baptism preparation for teens can be arranged on request. Jon McCoy, 367-2665 ext. 132
Some more opportunities for teens:
Catholic Heart Work Camp is an organization that plans service projects across the country. Each summer, over 10,000 teens participate at 40 different locations throughout the United States. Here, in Champaign-Urbana, around 200-300 teens visit one week each summer to help at our parish and various work sites around the community.
To find out more about Catholic Heart Workcamp, click here.