Meet Our Youth Coordinator

Karina Gonzalez

Hello!! My name is Jasmine. First and foremost I want you to know that I have the best job ever. I get to pray, teach/lead young people, and have fun (awesome, right?).  A little about me: I graduated from Countryside High School in 2008 and began studying at St. Petersburg College. From August 2010-May 2011 I served with NET (National Evangelization Teams) Ministries. Serving with NET was one of the best experiences of my life. I learned so much about ministry, our faith, and grew more in my relationship with the Lord. Ever since my time with NET I knew that the Lord was calling me to continue on my journey in ministry. Coming home I joined the core team here at St. Cecelia and shortly after was hired as the Assistant Youth minister. Now I am blessed to be the Youth Minister. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to continue to grow in my faith and in ministry in such a wonderful, loving, and flourishing parish. 


Some things I love: Jesus, learning to play the guitar, being funny, flowers, nail polish, I love just spending time with people, going to Mass, going to the beach, picnics, road trips, my family, ice cream, and overall - I love being who God created me to be.


My favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:4-9


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Youth Group  Core Team

We are always looking for new CORE Members to join our family.  If you are 19 or older and out of high school, Confirmed Catholic, and practicing your faith then you could possibly join us.  

Please contact Beth Barringer, Director of Faith Formation, for more information


For the safety and protection of your children, all our adult volunteers go through a rigorous application process before they can become a member of this team, including a Level 2 Federal Background Check, a Safe Environment Course, Applications, interviews, and Quarterly Self, Peer and Supervisor Evaluations.


We assure you that the safety of your child is of the utmost importance to us here at St. Cecelia in the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg.