Holy Cross Teens - Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12
This group of teens is just a pleasure to be with. We meet weekly from 1:00-2:00 on Sundays in the convent during the school year, with activities taking place all year round that offer opportunities for teens to experience the great blessing it is to help others and to become active members of our parish.

Spiritual Enrichment
We have retreats twice a year; in the fall at Seneca Lake and in the Winter at Notre Dame in Canandaigua. These are awesome. Once you've attended one, you'll want to go again.

Teens help every summer as camp counselors for Vacation Bible School

Social Enrichment
Just before Halloween, we host a Haunted Pasta Dinner for the parish with a Trick-or-Treat lane to entertain the children. In the Spring we hold a Lenten Soup Supper. Delicious!

Outreach
In the spring we have a fundraiser for a cause close to the hearts of the teens. Usually it's teens helping kids. In the past we have raised money for the Children's Burn Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital, The Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and this year, for ACT Now, an organization that promotes eductation about Autism and it's treatments.

Teens (Santa's elves) make and serve Breakfast with Santa for the children of the parish.

Educational Enrichment
Each June/July at Holy Cross, we host a Diocesan Program called Future Now. During this two-day event we discuss, and put into practice, leadership qualities and experiences that will be useful not just in parish life, but in all aspects of life. It's a wonderful opportunity to come together with teens from all over the diocese and share our faith.

National and International Opportunities
We have also attended the World Youth Day in Toronto which proves to be an exhausting, yet truly faith-building experience for Catholics from all over the world. And every two years we attend the National Catholic Youth Conference which is in a different city each year. This past year we took 16 teens and 4 adults to Columbus. This experience is beyond words.

For more information, see the weekly parish bulletin or contact the Tween/Teen Ministry Facilitator.