STAMFORD—Recently eight St. Thomas More Parish Youth Group teens put their faith into action and shared life experiences by volunteering at DOMUS KIDS in Stamford.
Domus serves more than 1,100 of the most struggling youth in Stamford with a mix of educational, community and residential programs. The young people it services face many challenges; most are living in abject poverty, have had involvement in the criminal justice system, and have experienced homelessness, neglect, abuse, academic failure, and chronic untreated healthcare issues. Its mission is to create the conditions necessary for them to get on a path toward health and opportunity so they can succeed in school and ultimately lead satisfying and productive lives.
The teens brought a lot of enthusiasm and joy to the students in the DOMUS Trailblazers Academy after-school program Lion’s Den. They played basketball, charades and other games together. They also had an opportunity to talk with the students at DOMUS to share some of their life experiences.
Several of the teens that participated in the outreach project now continue to volunteer at DOMUS weekly in the Lion’s Den program. They tutor and help with a variety of enrichment activities including pottery.
With funds raised from their “Souper Bowl of Caring” collection, the St. Thomas More Youth Group presented a $1,000 check to DOMUS to help support its ongoing great works.
The High School Youth Group meets on Sundays throughout the school year. Following the 5:15PM Mass, the meetings begin at 6:15 pm in the Parish Hall or Annex and end at 7:45 pm. All high school teens are welcome to attend these meetings! The Youth Group works on service projects throughout the year such as, the Midnight Run, Drive-by-Raking and other wonderful community and fellowship projects. For information contact our Youth Minister Mike Falbo at 203.655.3303 ext. 22.
St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church is located at 374 Middlesex Road, Darien, CT 06820. Fr. Paul Murphy was named the third pastor of the parish in 2013. Phone 203.655.3303. Online at: stmdarienct.org