Sacred Heart Parish is located at 7809 46th Way North, Pinellas Park, Florida 33781. Their phone number is (727) 541-4447. Email FrKevinYarnell@gmail.com for more information.
Leaders: Sacred Heart’s Pastor, Fr. Kevin Yarnell, heads up the youth ministry program and is assisted by some terrific adults. Fr. Kevin and their volunteers bring years of high school teaching and youth ministry experience to both groups.
Middle School Youth Ministry: Sacred Heart’s Middle School Youth Group meets in the school playground and Parish Hall most Sunday’s from 4:00 to 5:30pm. We typically play 4-square* as everyone arrives and then transition into some group games and icebreakers. Program topics are chosen to be applicable to the daily lives of the youth and the leaders incorporate activities and discussion into the sessions. It isn’t just talk.
High School Youth Ministry: Sacred Heart’s High School Youth Group meets most Sunday evenings from 6 to 8pm in the Parish Hall. The format changes from week to week, everything from Bible study and conversation to games or some project. We choose the evening’s session topics to be applicable to the daily lives of the youth and we work hard to incorporate activities and discussion into the sessions.
*Without going into the rules, 4-square is a game played on a court divided into four large squares, one player per square. A volleyball is hit from square to square and, in the most competitive rallies, the action can be fast, fun, and demand athleticism. We find that 4-square is a great way for the adults to interact with the youth and for the youth to meet some new people. The game moves quickly and even when waiting in line, great conversations happen. Sacred Heart has, what we think is the only regulation 4-square court in the diocese!