Youth Ministry

Collaborative Youth Ministry Activities

Youth Groups:

We are looking to create  MS Youth Group and a HS Youth Group that will be designed by the members of the group.  Members will decide themes, activities, format, day, time, etc.  This is great opportunity for our young people to create their own environment for sharing their faith with one another.  Members are welcome to invite their friends. Holy Redeemer and Immaculate Conception will each host a particular age group.  We also need interested adults to support our youth.   If interested in being a part of this effort, please contact: Ms Doreen O'Leary 978-346-8604, ext. 7 or Dr. Mag McKinnon 978-462-2724 ext 7405

Service Activities:  

Listed below are a variety of service activities throughout the Collaborative.  Please sign up with: Ms Doreen O'Leary 978-346-8604, ext. 7 or Dr. Mag McKinnon 978-462-2724 ext 7405

January-December: Altar Server (grades 4-12), Lectors (grades 7-12),  Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMC) (grades 11-12 need to be confirmed for this ministry).

September-May:     Children’s Choir (grades K-8)

September 30:        St. Vincent de Paul Walkathon for the Poor at 9:00am at IC


Teens to volunteer with First Reconciliation and Eucharist sessions at Immaculate Conception.

1st Reconciliation Prayer Service and Retreat for families—Sunday December 9 11am-12:30pm

Mini-Retreat-Sunday, March 25 from 1:00-3:00pm

Rehearsals at 4:30pm (Monday, April 30, Tuesday, May 1 and Thursday, 3 and Monday, May 7, Tuesday, 8 and Thursday, 10).

Our Group First Communion Liturgies are as follows:   

  • Saturday, May 5, 2018 11:00am and 4:00pm and Sunday, May 6 at 11:30am
  • Saturday, May 12, 2017 11:00am and 4:00pm and Sunday, May 13 at 11:30am


Sandwich Making for those in need: Church of the Nativity 4 Green St. Merrimac on Thursdays from 6:00-7:15pm.  

Please sign up with: Ms Doreen O'Leary 978-346-8604, ext. 7 or Dr. Mag McKinnon 978-462-2724 ext 7405

10/26/17 Grade 7 youth

1/25/18   Grade 9 youth

2/22/18 (this is vacation week) Grade 8 youth

3/22/18 Grade 10 youth


Mardi Gras Celebration at Immaculate Conception

Sunday, February 11 Decorate the hall and dining room for Mardi Gras 4:30pm

Monday, February 12 Setup/Serve/Clean up for Dinner, Music, Crafts and Games 4:00-7:30pm Dining Rm and Parish Hall


Hunger for Justice

March 30-31:      Hunger for Justice/30 Hour Famine for HS youth Spring 2018


Beach Cleanup day:

5/20/18 Families help with Beach Cleanup:  Plum Island (northern end).  (younger children through grade 6 need an adult to accompany them).




Middle School Mission week:  July 10-14, 2017

(This program is an alternative to the IC Summer Religious Education program  for grades 7-8.)

We visited Little Sisters of the Poor, Somerville, Pettengill House, Salisbury and Our Neighbor's Table, Amesbury.

We also studied being a Disciple of Jesus.

All had a great time.  Stay tuned for dates in the Summer 2018

Here is our slideshow enjoy!


 High School Mission week:  July 2018

 If interested in being a part of the HS Mission week in July 2018, please contact: Ms Doreen O'Leary, DRE HR 978-346-8604, ext. 7 or  Dr Mag McKinnon, DRE  IC 978-462-22724 ext 7405 

Check out the CAMPS websites for more information.

C.A.M.P.S. Website

Snow C.A.M.P.S. Website

2017-18 Youth Mass schedule

(Mass @ 5:00 p.m)

September 24 at Nativity, Merrimac

October 29 at Immaculate Conception, Newburyport

December 10 at immaculate Conception, Newburyport followed by at service activity for grades 7-12.

January 28, 2018 at Nativity, Merrimac

March 4, 2018 at Immaculate Conception, Newburyport

March 25, 2018 at Nativity, Merrimac with Potluck Dinner to follow Mass

May 20, 2018 at Immaculate Conception, Newburyport   (Prior to Mass, a beach clean up day is scheduled from 2:00-4:00pm.) 

 Hunger for justice

See more photos here.