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Religious Education and Youth Ministry

LifeGuides are a team of resident parishioners, college students, and confirmed high school students who are committed to assisting the youth of the St. Tom’s parish. They are instrumental in planning, organizing, and implementing the activities for the youth. The individuals involved in LifeGuides share their faith through service projects, retreats, and social events.

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Youth Interns for the 2017-18 School Year

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Erica Papa

Major: Accounting and Management

How I got involved at St. Tom’s: When I came to Purdue, I went to daily Mass, NSO, Boiler Awakening, and Friday Fellowship. I fell in love with the community here and have been around ever since! They’re going to have a hard time getting rid of me at the end of the year!

Favorite Bible Verse: “Learn from the way the wildflowers grow”. Matthew 6:28

Fun Fact: I hate butterflies, but I LOVE Nutella.

Bio: My name is Erica Papa and I am Senior (*cries inside*) from Cumming, Georgia. I absolutely love the community that St. Tom’s has given me during my time here at Purdue. I love listening to people and helping them in any way that I can. I also love to dance, even if I am not the best at it, whenever there is music on even if that means at the grocery store. I am very excited to meet new people and I can’t wait to get to know everyone! I love new friends!