“Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young but be an example for the believers in your speech, your conduct, your love, faith, and purity.”
1 Timothy 4:12
St. Christopher Youth Ministry invites young people in grades 6-12 to be actively involved in the life of the parish, especially in the areas of liturgy, faith formation, service and community building. Youth Ministry offers the chance to grow in love for Christ and share Christ’s service to others. Young people create friendships, develop leadership skills and nurture the value of striving to follow Jesus’ example.
Well…things are sloooowly coming together for some sort of summer YM plans. Although it will certainly be an atypical summer with mission trip and without SOS as we typically know it to be, I hope to be able to provide the youth a “safe” way to still gather in smaller groups throughout this summer for fellowship, prayer, service opportunities, and still have some fun making great memories with friends. I had planned on things being in a bit better shape as far as this whole COVID-stuff, but it is what it is right now.
So…..here is what I do know (short version):
IE: Planning, Cleaning, Painting, Building, Gardening, Art, Music,
No Social Outings 🙁
Although I am still finalizing much of what this will look like for the summer, I am excited that it will be a parish service opportunity that all YM youth can participate in and take ownership of.
SOS UPDATE [5/4/20]:
JUNE-ISH AND JULY-ISH
DATES TO BE RE-DETERMINED
Hmmm… it looks like we’re all in the same boat as far as volunteer organizations go. But, where there’s a will, there’s a way … within regulations and six feet…add a few good prayers in that too!!! So I’m currently placing to the side (not scrapping) my original SOS plans and drafting up plan B. The Jr. High youth always look forward to SOS during the summer and it’s a program I still intend to provide for them, however in an adjusted form.
Either way, I still need to know, at the very least, any intent for youth wanting to participate in SOS (or an SOS-ish) program this summer. Parents, I know all this unknown is craziness to even think about signing your child up for anything that hasn’t been fully planned yet, but numbers matter when it comes to this program and it’s not something I can easily adjust last minute, especially with the adjustments I’m already facing.
So – I am starting off by removing any fees for the program at this time and have modified the form to allow for you to sign your current 6th or current 7th grader up for SOS solely based on interest alone at this time. I’ll leave the “about SOS” unedited on the YM website for now in case you are curious about what SOS traditionally looks like. Just know that I am working on the modifications of the program to fit DeWine’s guidelines. 🙂
If you are interested in signing your teen up for SOS, please fill out the interest form by no later than May 15. Visit the SOS Tab in this section to sign up.
This summer camp is part service, part conference. Experience the love of Christ through the Eucharist, Reconciliation, Mass, service, high-energy praise and worship, prayer, talented speakers, team building, games, activities, and small faith groups. 2020 Camp Theme is Magnify: Join us as we will look at Mary, the Mother of God, and how our devotion to Mary leads us into a closer relationship with our Lord. Registration fee includes programming and admission to Knoxville Navitat Ropes Course or choice of Ijams Nature Park activities. For more information about the Alive In You experience, click here.
**Although no payment is required at the time of registration, a registration deposit of $100 must be paid within 30 days of the registration submission date before the reservation is considered secured.
BACK-UP PLANS ARE BEING DEVELOPED TO STILL PROVIDE SERVICE OPPORTUNITY AND COMMUNITY FAITH FORMATION AMONG OUR HIGH SCHOOL (CURRENT 8TH-12 GRADE YOUTH). CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE DETAILS.
RSVP and UPLOAD PHOTOS HERE: https://www.cognitoforms.com/StChristopher1/RSVPSeniorAlohaDinner
CONCERT DATE: Thursday, August 13
TICKET PRICE: $25.93 ( group rate plus tax and fees)
EVENT LOCATION: Christian Life Center on Little York Rd., Butler Township
WHO: Jr. High & High School youth, friends, and family
DOORS OPEN: 6:00PM
MEET @ CLC: around 5:30PM – It get’s packed VERY early – seats are first come, first choice. Although there is no “bad” seat there, we would still love to be able to sit together as a group for this event.
Unfortunately, we had to make the decision to cancel this annual parish event due to the size and nature of the event.
We look forward to next summer and hope that you will continue to support and participate in our annual 2-Miler Race for the Youth!
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