Youth activities for May
As school draws to a close and summer plans begin to take flight, we would like to invite all the youth from the local parishes to join us as the opportunities for fun, fellowship, worship, and spiritual growth call us forth.
After many months- of preparation, the Confirmation candidates from Cottonwood, Keuterville, Greencreek, and Ferdinand will be receiving the sacrament of Confirmation on May 7th at St. Mary's Church at 7:00 p.m. All candidates are asked to be at the church at 6:20 for a group picture. On May 6th all candidates and their sponsors are asked to attend a practice at St. Mary's Church at 7:30 p.m. Congratulations to all these young men and women as they step forward to grow in the light of the Holy Spirit and make a difference in our church! We are proud of you! (Don't forget to bring your dessert for the reception following the mass on the 7th).
On May 2nd the Bread of Life Bible study group will meet at Debbie's office @ 7:00 p.m. Be prepared to discuss the Book of Ruth.
On May 4th, first Friday; all High School youth are invited to Debbie's office at 8:00 p.m. to watch a movie. At 10:00 p.m. we will go to St. Mary's church for Adoration. Come and spend some time with Lord for he will direct your path!
On May 9th the mission team for Africa will meet at the JHPB @ 7:00 p.m. to pick up their raffle tickets and plan for the upcoming fund raisers. All team members need to be present!
On May 14th the Peer Ministers will meet at Debbie's office at 7:30 to plan the Jr. High Social for the end of the month.
On May 16th we will have our monthly social at the Coffee Mill in Cottonwood at 3:30. Bring your friends! Also on May 16 we will meet at Debbie’s office at 7:00 p.m. Life issues will be discussed.
On May 18th at 3:30 the 8th graders and all High School students are invited to the Cottonwood Park for an afternoon of ice cream and fun. Bring your mends, favorite ice-cream topping, and a Frisbee! (Bad weather- hopefully not, but if so meet in the Sacred Heart room at the back of St. Mary's Church.)
On May 20 at St. Anthony's parish at the 10:00 a.m. mass there will be a graduation mass for all area high school seniors. Please wear your graduation gown and arrive at 9:30 a.m. to line up. Refreshments will be served following the mass. Congratulations on your many accomplishments and I pray that the Lord will guide you in all your future endeavors!
From May 21-24 Debbie will be attending a lay ministry retreat, which is sponsored by the Diocese of Boise at St. Gertrude's Monastery. Please keep me in your prayers during this week.
On May 30th at 6:30 p.m. at the JHPB all the Jr. High youth are invited to a social to celebrate the end of school. Food and drinks will be provided. This social is hosted by the Peer Ministry Team.
As we move from season to season we learn, stretch, and grow. May you hear God's call in your life and move toward that call with trust and courage. Do not be afraid to go where you haven't been before because with each step you become who you were really created to be! Have a blessed May!
In Christ's love,
Tri-Parish Youth Minister
P.S. We will have a Relay for Life Meeting in May to plan our annual Haystack feed to raise money for cancer research. The time and date will be announced at a later date.