Time Commitment

A Pier Minister is asked to serve on a rotating schedule between 5th-8th grade ministry weekly up to 2 nights a month. This schedule will be released at the October Meeting once all applications are in. If there is a day Monday or Wednesday that does not work for you, please make that knowing your application under the question about time commitment.  They are also committed to attending high school ministry regularly as well as weekly Mass. There is one fall retreat day followed by a Mass of Commissiong to attend. There is one Spring Discipleship Day. All Pier Ministers are encouraged to attend Young Apostles and Shine Youth Rally to serve as high school leaders.

Pier Ministry Monthly Meetings are held at 5:30 PM on the first Sunday of each month. Each meeting will include dinner, prayer, team building, discipleship training and planning for the month ahead. These meetings will lead right into the High School Ministry on Sunday nights.

When a Pier Minister is assigned to a night to serve the 5th and 6th or 7th and 8th grade groups they are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the session to meet with adults to go over the plans for the night. Pier Ministers are to be a welcoming presence to middle school students. Pier ministers are then to help facility any games or activities for that night as well as lead the small groups. 

Pier Ministers are also asked to help with retreats for middle school students and the possibility of other events. This may also include parish activities when the help needed aligns with the purpose and goals of Pier Ministry.

As always there will be occasional opportunities to have fun as a team, support each other in life, sports, the arts or big accomplishments.