Altar Servers (Monaguillos)
Deacon Joe Pearce
Deacon Domingo Vasquez
This is an important ministry of both prayer and service. Altar servers assist the priest at the altar. They also help with Liturgical activities including Stations of the Cross and Prayer Services. Servers are special, visible models of a prayerful spirit. To sign up, children must be in 4th grade or higher. Training provided.
SP: Este es un ministerio muy importante de oración y servicio. Monaguillos ayudan al sacerdote en el altar y durante la misa. También ayudan en otras actividades de la iglesia como las estaciones de la cruz y servicios de oración. Los servidores están llamados a ser ejemplos visibles de un alma en oración. Para inscribirse, los niños deben estar en cuarto grado o un grado superior. Se proporciona el entrenamiento.
Cub Scout Pack 383 is the Boy Scouts of America program chartered by St. Bonaventure for boys age 7 (or first grade) to age 11 (or fifth grade). Cubs is a family program requiring the participation of a parent or adult family member. The Pack is led by a BSA Cubmaster and Den Leaders.
Cubs are divided into dens by age group:
Tigers (First Grade)
Wolves (Second Grade)
Bears (Third Grade)
Webelos (Fourth Grade)
Arrow of Light (Fifth Grade).
The Cubs meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Bonaventure School. Regular family camping events and other group activities are planned throughout the year. Enrollment is open throughout the year. Many of Cubs are Catholic members of St. Bonaventure Parish and School; however, it is not required for registration in the program.
Boy Scout Troop 183 is the Boy Scouts of America program chartered by St. Bonaventure. It is for boys age 11 who have completed the Cub Scout program, or age 12 who are new to scouting, through age 18.
The Troop meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the St. Bonaventure School Cafeteria. The Troop is led by a BSA trained Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters. Weekend camp outs and summer camp are part of the program. Parental participation in the program is encouraged but not required.
The Troop is divided into patrols based on a Scout's age and skill level. Enrollment is open throughout the year. Many of the Scouts are Catholic members of St. Bonaventure Parish or School, however, it is not required for registration in the program. The Troop is proud of their Eagle Scout honor roll which consists of over 44 Eagle Scouts.
Venturing Crew 183 is the Boy Scouts of America program chartered by St. Bonaventure for boys and girls ages 14-21. The Crew currently meets off campus in Coral Springs as a combined Crew effort. Led by a BSA trained Advisor, Venturing is designed as a high adventure co-ed program.
In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
Adult volunteers (leaders, co-leaders & troop assistants) are an essential part of this program. Girls from K-12th grades can be Girl Scouts.
St. Bonaventure troops and troops at nearby public schools are part of the Royal Palm Service Unit. Leaders and co-leaders meet once a month to determine program activities that troops in the unit are encouraged to participate in.
We are in need of a leader/coordinator for our Girl Scout Program. Please contact the Church Office to inquire and submit your name.
Religious Scouting Awards
Religious Scouting Awards can be earned by any registered Boy or Girl Scout in our Archdiocese. Scouts must follow these guidelines:
Registered in an active troop.
Registered family active in parish.
Attend Religious Education or Catholic School. (Requires a Religious Counselor trained by the Youth Ministry Office of the Archdiocese.)
Appropriate level workbook for award.
Six to nine months to complete younger level awards.
Up to two years for older scout awards.
Youth Group - Middle School EDGE
This Catholic based middle school youth group (6th – 8th grade) comes together to socialize and build fellowship while keeping faith in the forefront. During Thanksgiving we help collect food for the needy. This ministry has talks and team building sessions and keep it fun and exciting for the youth. The St. Bonaventure Middle School Youth Group is based on the EDGE Program and is open to all middle-schoolers from our Parish.
Youth Group - High School
This ministry is a Catholic based high school youth group. The High School Youth Group participates in many activities, like attending the Night of Joy (Disney World), bowling, ice skating, have retreats, host retreats, have dances and much more.
This ministry has spiritual meetings, social meetings and some very crazy meetings. If you are in high school - any high school - come to this ministry for lots of fun, food, and memories!
SP: Fortalecemos nuestra fe Católica mediante la oración, formación y socialización, con el propósito de crecer en el amor de Cristo ayudando misericordiosamente a nuestros hermanos a través de Misiones.
If you have any questions regarding this ministry please contact Olga Orozco at (954) 496-1712.