Youth Ministry



Youth Ministry has adopted the name of Compass.  It encompasses the tri-parish youth ministry program and is continuing to expand within the parish community.  We have exciting new opportunities coming in the future months in addition to our annual staple events. Come and check us out!!!!!!!

Next Youth Ministry Gathering

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Starts at 7:00 PM


Office Hours: Wednesday(s)

Except the 1st Wednesday of the Month

Office Hours 7:00-8:30 PM


All are Welcome!!!!!

Exciting things are happening in Youth Ministry!!!!!!

Our next Gathering is in the Saint Anthony Parish Center. 

Come join us!! All are welcome!!


Service Project #2

Compass will be collecting pet supplies for one of our local Animal Shelters.  Leah Bello (Compass Member) works there and has shared the need.  Please see the items listed below as a indicator of what is needed for these homeless animals.


Supplies Needed:

· Dog Food—Canned

· Dog Food—Dry

· Cat Food—Canned

· Cat Food—Dry

· Kitten Food—Canned

· Kitten Food—Dry

· Cat Litter

· Dog toys

· Cat toys

· Cat scratchers

· Dawn soap

· Printer paper

· Pens

· Feliway Cat spray

· Dog treats

· Cat and Dog Pill Pockets

· Nitrile exam gloves

· Toothbrushes

· Large Zip lock bags

· Paper towel

· Hay

· Carefresh bedding

· Gift cards to Petco, Petsmart, Pet Supplies Plus. Amazon, Staples  


Collection Nights will be at the Parish Center the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesday of Each Month.  Additional Days may be added.  Collections run from 7:00 PM through 8:15 PM


First Responder Dinner Served

Service Projects in The Works:

• Public Servant Meal Prep

• Cemetery Clean Up

• Memorial / Monument Clean Up

• Volunteering for Animal Shelters

• Hand made Rosaries & delivery


Social Activities:

• Movie Night

• Bowling Night

• Nature Hike

• Paw Sox Game



Father Ed and Father Mark are extending a special invitation to high school students to be part of a Christian Leadership Experience at the Sacred Heart Southern   Missions in Mississippi the week of July 23rd. Those interested candidates will be required to commit to:

1. Attend all leadership meetings to be held on Sunday nights during the five month preparation process.           

2. Participate in all fundraising efforts.

3. Be interviewed.

4. Demonstrate emotional maturity.

5. Willing to provide $150.00 nonrefundable deposit once accepted.

6. Attend parents meeting.

7. Write a letter explaining why they would like to be considered. Letter can be mailed to Fr. Mark Sauriol, 103 Pine Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860.

In addition, parents of the candidates will be required to participate in all of the above trip preparations.

Also, this Leadership experience is not intended for students who are already overcommitted during the early months of the leadership training. Please find Sacred Heart Southern Mission on the web for information on the special work they do in Mississippi. The Guatemala Mission Trip will take place in 2019.



The past few weeks of the clothing drive have been a huge success. Youth Ministry has collected an abundance of cloth-ing already. We have started the process of preparing to sort, organize, and ship the clothing to Guatemala. The clothing drive will continue to run up to and including the weekend of April 15th. Please have all donations in by then. We appreciate your generosity and thank you for your all of support.

Additionally they are also preparing to build a kitchen that will be attached to the school, as you can see from the picture below. 


Some Past Events

Easter Egg Hunt Sunday

Easter Morning



A huge thank you to all those who prepped for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, and those Compass member who came out Easter Day to ensure the children of that parish had a good time. The Hunt took place following the 12:00 mass.

Special thanks to Nick Croce, Nick Barbosa, Liz Lynch-Gadaleta, Krystal Baez, Ashley Siravo, Julian Garcia Paige Gaboury, Gina Perrotta, and Rob & Leah Bello.

Immediately Following Mass we ask all participating children to wait inside the Church and a member of Youth Ministry will prepare them for the Egg Hunt and lead them into the courtyard for some Easter Fun!!!

Thank You:

To everyone who generously donated hoodies, hats, gloves, scarves and winter coats, THANK YOU!  The Jackets have been a great addition to Saint Edwards.  The hoodies, hats, gloves,  and scarves where delivered again this past Sunday with the Mobile Lunch Outreach.  The smiles and appreciation of those who benefited from your generosity was overwhelming. You have truly made a difference in the life of someone less fortunately.


Coat & Hoodie Drive:

Hoodie & Winter Hat Distribution: Compass will be distributing Hoodies with the mobile lunch program on January 28th.  If you have new, or clean gently used hooded sweatshirt you would like to donate, please com by the Youth Ministry Room (basement of the Parish Center) on Wednesday January 24th between the hours of 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM.  Donations of all sizes are welcome.  There has been a tremendous need and requests for winter hats as well.  Thank you in advance to all those who will contribute to making this cold winter more tolerable for those less fortunate. 


Joy & Wilson Farwell Party:

A great time was had by all who attended the send off party for Wilson and Joy. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors and training.


Annual Box City - November 18-19th:

Box City was held on Novemebr 18-19th on the Saint Anthony Grounds.  The Confirmation II Candidates joined members of the Compass Program for Educational and Team Bulding Activites.  Through their Sponsorship effort a total of $575.00 was raised for Parish Outreach Ministries.



Successful Retreat: A huge thank you to Gian Perrotta, Krystal Baez, Paige Gaboury, Brian Guevra, Ariana Beliveau, Jordan Malone, Joy Kowalski Jackie Forlini and David Perez. Weeks of planning paid off with a successful retreat for the upcoming Confirmation II candidates. A special note of thanks to Father Mark and Father Ed for their unwavering support and counsel.




Follow Youth Ministry on Facebook

Find Youth Ministry on Facebook today. We upload photos, announcements, and upcoming events.  It is a great way to see all the things we are doing. Follow us: @AEPyouthministry






Catholic Youth Ministry - Diocese of Providence

Located at 804 Dyer Avenue in Cranston

Prayer Meetings Every Monday & Glorify the first Monday of each month.  7 PM - 8:30 PM.

Upcoming Events:

Michael Murphy, Youth Ministry Coordinator

Gian Perrotta, Assistant Youth Minister




Saint Anthony, Saint Edward,

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Youth Ministry Mission Statement



The youth ministry of Saint Anthony, Saint Edward and Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is an engaging and welcoming community for its youth and their friends that;

  • Surrounds them with an unconditional love that fosters genuine relationships,
  • Anchors them in the joys and traditions of the Christian faith,
  • Energizes and equips them to extend the love of Christ to the world.

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Mr. Michael Murphy


or email


Youth Ministries are located in the Saint Anthony Parish Center

Pope Street

North Providence.

Please Download 

Sign Up Form 

Permission Slip