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My name is Katie Tylinski and I am the new youth coordinator for the four parishes of our region. I am thrilled to be here!

As you may have heard, I was a youth minister in New Castle for nine years at St. Camillus Parish. I graduated from St. Vincent College in 2005. My husband and I reside in Ford City. I started here as your coordinator of youth ministry on July 20th. Everyone has been so welcoming and it is clear to me that this is a very special community of faith.

As the youth coordinator for each of the four parishes and I will do my best to be present to all of you and serve each of the parishes equally.

I have two office locations; one at Christ the King and the other at St. James. I will be informing you of my office hours once I establish them so that you know when and where to reach me. My cell phone number is 724-212-6740, that way you can reach me easily no matter which office I am working at.

I encourage you to step outside of your comfort zones and participate at the awesome youth events that will be held at all four parishes. I look forward to meeting you!

Have a blessed day! ~Katie

If you are age 13 and above I encourage you to join our group. It is a free, safe and simple messaging tool that helps me to share important updates and reminders with you and your parents. You can subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app. To receive messages via text, text @reg2youth to 81010. Or to receive messages via email, send an email to

At the back of the church there are interest forms for parents and for youth in grades 6-12, as well as volunteers. These forms were recently mailed to you. Please return them to me at your earliest convenience or drop them in the box at the back of the church. We are looking for volunteers. Please consider using your talents to serve this very important ministry. We need volunteers of all kinds: from chaperones to teachers, core team members and beyond. Please note your interest on the forms that are in the back of the church.

More dates for youth ministry sessions will be forthcoming. It will be sent in the mail soon. If you did not receive the first mailing please let us know so that you can be placed on the mailing list.