The Youth of St. Angela (YOSA) is a comprehensive Youth Ministry program for all high school teens. Designed by teens for teens, YOSA allows young adults to stay connected to their faith, their parish and their friends. Activities include a variety of opportunities to live their faith through social, service and spiritual events.
YOSA meets every first and third Sunday in St. Angela's social hall following the 5:30 p.m. Mass.
All high school students are invited to join the St. Christopher youth group at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of the month in St. Christopher's Mary’s room.
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When is YOSA?
YOSA meetings are held on the first and third Sundays of each month, September to May, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the Social Hall.
Who can come to YOSA meetings?
All High School teenagers are invited to come to YOSA regardless of their parish or high school.
Our motto is "Bring $1 and a friend!"
What type of service opportunities are available through YOSA?
YOSA tries to provide a wide range of service activities throughout the year ranging from playing Bingo with the seniors at Rockport Retirement Center, to sorting food for the Cleveland Foodbank, to a week-long summer workcamp experience in Paintsville, Kentucky. Join us for a meeting and see what YOSA can provide in ways of friendship and service to others.
How can I get involved with YOSA?
The best way to get involved with YOSA is to come to a meeting and see what it's all about.
Teens can be involved in the 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass as Lectors (Readers), Ushers, Eucharistic Ministers, and also with the Contemporary Choir (Choir practice takes place in the church at 4:00 p.m. prior to Mass).
Some members of YOSA serve on the Teen Council, which helps to plan events for all of YOSA including:
- Social events (like our annual Autumn flag football event, bowling night, our annual "Road Ralley" scavenger hunt & more)
- Service events (Relay for Life, Souper Bowl of Caring, Rockport Retirement Center & more)
- Faith centered events (Respect Life, inspirational speakers, regional/national youth conferences & more).
Upcoming Events for December 2017 and January 2018 Retreat
December 3rd ~ Service Activity
Mass at 5:30 p.m. On December 3rd we will not have a meeting after Mass…we will be visiting with the residents at O’Neill Nursing home across the street from St. Angela.
Our visit time will be from 2-4 p.m., we will play cards, bingo and other games with the residents; it will be a wonderful afternoon and a great opportunity to slow down during the holidays and spend some time with some of our cherished older generation!
Please email Maureen Adler at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to sign up to visit with the residents at O’Neill.
December 17th ~ Christmas Party
Mass at 5:30 p.m. We will then head over to the Rectory where we will have a Christmas Party! Everyone is welcome, please share with YOSA Alum also! We will have pizza, refreshments, games, sing Christmas carols and just enjoy each others company during this special time of Advent.
Looking Ahead to 2018! YOSA Annual Retreat!
Save the date for our Annual Retreat on Friday, January 19th to Sunday, January 21st at St. Leonard Youth Retreat Center. All high school students are invited to expand their understanding of the role that God and faith play in their lives. Faith, friendship and fun will be ever present at this retreat. Retreat permission form available here.
For more information about YOSA, contact Maureen Adler, Youth Minister at (440) 333-2133, ext. 121 or email@example.com.