Youth Group

Connections that Elevate…Living by Example…Growing in Faith

Youth Coordinator: Olivia Buisson
203-838-3788, ext. 115 
Read about Olivia here

Our Youth Coordinator, Olivia Buisson, will be hosting a Meet & Greet event for kids and young adults in the Great Room/Rec Center. Come play games, meet fellow peers and get acquainted with Olivia! Food and drinks will, of course, be provided.


    Our Youth Group Meet & Greet requires a certain number of VIRTUS-certified volunteers to assist during each timeframe. If you are available at any of the times listed above, we ask you to please consider volunteering!We will need volunteers to come an hour earlier than the event start time to be briefed on responsibilities and assigned tasks


    The Diocese of Bridgeport requires all volunteers over the age of 18 to have VIRTUS Certification. The in-person Virtus class for 1/13 at St Matthew has been cancelled by the Diocese out of an abundance of caution. You may log into your Virtus account at to reschedule for another in-person session in the coming weeks, or register for online training.
  • ONLINE VIRTUS: Please click HERE and follow these instructions:
    Click “Registration”
    Create a username and password
    Save these for later reference
    Select “Diocese of Bridgeport” when registering for Online Training.

For assistance with Virtus registering, please contact the Office of Safe Environment, Diocese of Bridgeport, Astrid Alvarez:




Steve Buckett and Melissa Giordano Buckett are St. Matthew Youth Ministers

Steve Buckett
is entering his seventh year as a teacher and coach at Stamford High School. He teaches Physical Education and Health while coaching girls soccer and baseball. He earned his teaching degree from Southern Connecticut State University in 2012, a Master’s degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Emporia State University in 2016, and a Sixth-Year Certificate in Educational Administration from the University of Bridgeport in 2018. Steve has been a life-long Parishioner, having received all of his Sacraments at St. Matthew.

Melissa Giordano Buckett is beginning her sixth year teaching and coaching at Stamford High School.  She teaches Physical Education and Health, and is the head softball coach and assistant volleyball coach. Melissa was a standout softball player at Stamford High School and Marist College which eventually led to playing professionally for a year in Italy. Melissa has a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from Manhattanville College and is working toward her Sixth-Year Certificate in Educational Administration.