OLL Youth Council Makes Ministry Fun

Youth Ministry trips have included great activities like skiing at Peak n Peek.

Rita Testa has been the driving force and provided loving guidance to Our Lady of the Lake’s Youth Ministry Program since 2004. Over the years, she’s helped hundreds of young people find new connections with their faith through retreats, service projects, community outreach, welcoming and hospitality – and, of course, good old-fashioned fun. In return, she’s been rewarded with rich relationships that have grown as her students have grown. She’s seen many teens through high school and college, and enjoyed watching them grow into the young adults of Our Lady of the Lake Parish.

In 15 years of ministry, her energy has never dimmed. Her enthusiasm bubbles over as she plans for this year’s re-launch of Our Lady of the Lake Youth Council. Designed to give youth leaders and engaged parishioners an opportunity to participate in planning and preparing youth activities for the parish, the Council is another way in which Youth Ministry continues to grow and evolve at OLL.

“We have had so much fun planning events over the years, and I’ve loved working with both my teens and the adults who support them,” says Mrs. Testa. “Our new vision for Youth Council will let both the teens and the adults be even more involved and active in shaping ministry with me.”

To learn more about Youth Ministry at Our Lady of the Lake, contact Rita Testa: rita@olleuclid.org.

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 9:04 AM, 08.04.2018