Peer Ministry

Peer Ministry


Members are senior high school parishioners who have chosen to serve the younger members of our parish community as peer counselors — membership includes students from both Sheehan and Lyman Hall as well as students from private and parochial high schools. All students participate in approximately 25 hours of training where they learn to listen, understand and communicate better. More advanced training includes both day and overnight retreats focusing on topics such as alcohol and drug addiction, eating disorders, dating and sexuality, abortion, violence and anger management, peer mediation, teen suicide, self-esteem, friendships and family relationships, etc. Members of the team use their skills through witness talks at large group gatherings of Grade 6 – 12 students as well as by acting as facilitators at both large and small group meetings.

 

TNT (Teens ‘n Tweens)


This is a summer leadership camp for students in Grades six through twelve sponsored by the Youth Ministry Office and held in the Parish Hall in late June or early July. Based on teen friendly activities designed to “keep it real.”  Registration takes place from April to June.  The program includes the following:

• Group games and challenges
• Leadership training
• Media and music critique
• Art group banner and individual group designed t-shirts
• Daily contemporary movie presentations geared to entertain as well as deepen faith values
• Facilitated by senior members of the Peer Ministry Team