Youth Co-ordinating Team was established in October 2003 to
promote the works of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul with
the objective of recruiting young people to join the membership.
The Team, consisting of representatives from Junior Conferences
across the country, would be responsible for initiating promotional
activities within their parishes, vicariates etc.
Currently the Team comprises
members from Siparia, Petit Valley , Sangre Grande, Chaguanas,
St. James, Diego Martin, La Horquetta, Mt. Lambert and Tobago.
The Team has been involved in spiritual retreats, lectures,
visitation and social activities as part of its development
and formation process. Christmas 2004 was spent with the residents
of the San Fernando Home for Aged Men.
The Team is accountable and
responsible for the following:
is a recognized co-ordinator in their respective parish/area
and is responsible for initiating promotional activities on
the Society's work to different groups of young people - confirmation,
altar servers, post-first communion.
The Team is
responsible for promoting the work of the Society throughout
to encourage and uplift the Society's young people.
and spiritual support for existing Junior Conferences throughout
Assist the Society
at National events.
The Team's Mission Statement:-
youth bringing Christ out of the Church, into the world".
The Team is co-ordinated
by Sr. Angelique Taylor from the St. John's Conference, Diego
Martin who is responsible for:
the Team's evangelistic efforts.
Team's activities to the National Executive and at other fora.
of the Team's activities, inclusive of making arrangements
for meetings (transport, safety, preparation of minutes).
Any parish wishing to establish
a Junior Conference or requiring information on the Society
of St. Vincent De Paul can contact the Team's co-ordinator
at 632-2040(home), 682-7150 (cell). Persons can also contact
the nearest co-ordinator:
Marcus Edwin - St. Anthony's,
Creech Blenman - St. Mary's,
Darren John - St. Francis
Jevon Cox - St. Phillip and
St. James, Chaguanas
Krystle Alexander - La Horquetta
Jeselle Nelson - La Pastora,
Fayola Rogers - St. Joseph
, Scarborough , Tobago
Kandice Serrant - Mt. Lambert
, San Juan
through the Secretariat,
20 Duncan Street , Port of Spain
Telephone Numbers: 623-4926
In 2004, the Team spoke with
young people of St. Joseph , Tobago and Arima which produced
new members into the respective conferences. Young people under
the age of 12 from Carenage have also formed a Junior Conference
called "Peterkins". Another group in Mt. Lambert Parish was
established with the help of the Senior Conference and the
Team. It is proposed to visit the parishes of Mayaro, San Fernando
, San Juan and return to those established in 2004 during 2005.