Youth Ministry

Guided by Lisa M. Kuban

News Bulletins!! 


Volunteers for the Friday Community Meals at the Schenectady City Mission will need to also sign up through the volunteer portal. Contact the Youth Minsitry Office if you have any questions.


 Join us for our Annual Grilled Cheese Supper on Ash Wednesday, March 1 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. in the Rosa Road Parish Center. Free will donation for Operation Rice Bowl accepted.




 The website, Faith and Safety: Technology Through the Eyes of Faithwas jointly developed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOA), as an attempt to give you some simple, straightforward advice and tools on how to navigate this digital world with your family. 








Confirmation -

UPDATED INFORMATION...The St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish Confirmation Program is a 10 session program that begins in the Fall of 10th grade. Tenth graders will attend six (6) sessions from September to December. The final four sessions will be held in the Spring of the 10th; and they are attended by the young person and either their parent or sponsor. Young people will study the following topics: Christology, Prayer, Social Justice, The Bible and Morality; attend two retreats and participate in an all day Service Day. Confirmation is celebrated in the Fall of the Junior year. For more information, please contact the Youth Ministry Office at 518-346-6137 x242 or by email at 


Confirmation Preparation Year I - Young people preparing to be confirmed Fall 2017. 

 There will be 6 Confirmation Prep I sessions in the Fall and 4 Confirmation Prep II sessions in the Spring. A family meeting will be held in August/September in the Union Street Church.

The six components of Confirmation Prep I are Christoology I & II, The Bible, Prayer, Sacredness of Self and Social Justice. Each session is 1.5 hours. Make up assignments are given for any sessions that is missed. 

Confirmation Prep II - Young people preparing to be confirmed Fall 2016. 

The Confirmation Retreat is a Diocesan requirement for all young people preparing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. There will be two retreat weekend options: Fall 2016 Retreat dates are July 15-16 and September 23-24



Celebrating the Word: The Youth Ministry Formation Program for Grades 6 -9.

The 10 components of the Youth Minsitry Formation program are Service, The Mass, Bible, Sacraments, Liturgical Year, Prayers, Theology, Scripture Story, Moral Theology and Ecclesiology.  Father Bob developed this new curriculum for faith formation for grades K - 8. We invite you to click on the links below to see what we will be learning in our weekly sessions.



In conjunction with the weekly formation sessions, the 9th grade participates in the Living Stations of the Cross which is held on at noon on Good Friday. 2016 Rehearsal Schedule will be posted by November 1, 2015.


Comprehensive Retreat Program for Grades 6 -9. Retreats are another vital component of our Comprehensive Youth Ministry Program. There have been a few changes for the retreat program for grades 6 - 9. Young people are expected to attend one retreat each session. These all day retreats will be held on Saturdays. Retreats provide the young people with an opportunity to explore their faith through large and small group activities. Four different retreat opportunities will be offered each session allowing families to choose one that best fits their schedules and the interests of their young person. The 2016-2017 will be available by August 15, 2016. 


Father Bob's Guide to the Gospels -  Each year Father Bob will walking us through one of the four Gospels. Beginning in 2013, our young people encountered Jesus through Mark. In 2014, Matthew will share with us his experiences in his Gospel. Father Bob has prepared a guide and will give the young people questions related to reading assignments that will be given. The catechists may introduce the topic in their groups and families are encouraged to use these links to discuss the Gospel at home. 

          Mark                        Matthew                      Luke                        John       


Comprehensive Youth Program

Involvement In Church Life

Collaboration With The Civic Community

St. Kateri Youth Group  - We meet once a month...Check the bulletin, this webpage and our Face Book page (St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish Youth Ministry) for the latest news! This group is open to all young people of our parish community in grades 6 - 12. .


Habitat for Humanity Mission Trip- Adults, parents & teens work together to improve neighborhoods and eliminate poverty housing. 

If you would like more information or wish to register your child for sessions, please call our Office: