Youth Ministry

STEUBENVILLE EAST 2019
“BELONG”

“See what love the Father has bestowed on us,
that we may be called children of God.” – 1 John 3:1

The Steubenville East 2019 Conference will be held from July 12th-14th at the UMASS Lowell Campus (300 Arcand Drive, Lowell, MA). Housing will be on-campus dorms provided by the university. This year’s theme is “BELONG.” Three thousand teens from all over New England will gather to hear top speakers, to grow in their relationship with Jesus and to praise and worship Him. There is a little something for every teen (no matter where they are on their faith journey) to have an encounter with God. The conference cost is $255 (early bird price is $240) A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is due in the Youth Ministry Office by April 15th. For additional information, contact Diane in the office of Youth Ministry.

SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY NEWS

On Super Bowl weekend, students collected for the SOUPER BOWL of CARING after all Masses.

The generosity of our parishioners made it possible for our students to present a check for $2000.00

to Christine Fudala, Director of the Sonshine Soup Kitchen in Derry, NH.

Heartfelt thanks to all our parishioners and to all the students who helped with this event.

Together, we do make a difference!

Fun Fridays

Are you in 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade?

Are you looking for a fun place to spend your Friday nights?

If you answered YES to both of the above, we have an answer for you!  Join us in the Parish Hall at 7:00PM – 9:00PM on the following dates:

May 3rd & 17th,and June 7th

for fun (all kinds of games, including video), food, friendship and faith.

VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT

MAY 3rd,  7:00 – 9:00PM

In the PARISH HALL

Because we will be using a bracket system and points for the video game tournament on May 3rd, we need parents to register their child (and any of the child’s friends who will be coming for the event) by May 1st so the info can be put into the system. All that is needed is a first name and an initial for the last name. Contact dswinarski@stjudenh.com or call 603-425-1795.

SATURDAYS ARE FOR TEENS!!!

Saturdays are for the Teens is new way for teens in grades 8-12 to stay connected for FREE.

Meeting Schedule

Saturdays. 6:00-9:00PM

April 6th  & 13th

May 4th  & 18th

June 1st  & 15th (Overnight Lock-in on the 15th)

 

Invite your friends for a night of fun, food, games with friends and a bit of faith.

  See you there!!!

For more info: dswinarski@stjudenh.com or 603-425-1795

 

Youth Awards

Please join us in congratulating four of our parishioners who received the following awards from Bishop Peter A. Libasci on World Youth Day, Sunday, October 28th, at St. Joseph Cathedral.

Sabelle Mecklenborg and Robert Cariello are the recipients of the St. Timothy Award. This award is the highest recognition from the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) for a diocese to confer on a high school student who lives as a disciple of Christ, setting a positive example for other youth; witnesses to their faith by exhibiting Catholic Morals and integrity; and demonstrates Gospel values through service to others.

Bonnie Brathwaite and Robert Simpson are the recipients of the Companions on the Journey Award. This award is the highest recognition from the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) for a diocese to confer on adults who demonstrate excellence in Youth Ministry; commitment to ongoing education and formation; longevity in ministry; commitment to young people; and outstanding leadership at the local and/or diocesan level.

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) provides the following awards as a service to dioceses to help promote and advocate for youth ministry leadership. The purpose of these awards is to recognize adults and youth who have contributed consistently and creatively on the parish/school and diocesan levels. The hope is that we will encourage young people and adults to serve the church in the area of youth ministry.

Photos from World Youth Day 2018. Photography by Matthew Lomanno.

Check these sites out:

https://dynamiccatholic.com -free item- great books- mass journals- Decision Point Confirmation videos – gifts

carpeverbum@flocknotemail.com – sign up for daily readings and reflections for teens sent to your phone.