Veterans Day program planned
The Prairie Schools will be observing Veterans Day on November 11th at 1:00 p.m. at Prairie Middle School.  All Veterans and their family members are invited to attend.  We would like to honor our Veterans who have selflessly served our country in times of peace and times of war.  Students have several musical selections planned and student councils are helping with the planning and preparations.  A moving video “Veterans of USA” by the Goad family will be played.  Veterans in attendance will be asked to introduce themselves, and if they’d like, share a story about their experience in the military. 
We would like to encourage Veterans or their family members to submit pictures of Veterans for our “Wall of Honor”.  Photos can be turned in at any school or emailed to Laurie Karel at  Please include the name of the Veteran, their branch of the  military and their rank, and if you’d like, their connection or relationship to students in our schools.  We do have quite a few Veterans photos on hand that were collected in previous years, but the last time we had pictures submitted was several years ago.   Thank you Veterans!  We hope to see you on November 11th.

Tri-Parish Youth Ministry events for November
Dear Youth in Christ,
As one season turns into another we reflect on the blessings both past and present. It is time to be grateful for all that God has given us. Our response is important; therefore you are invited to join us this month in our November youth activities as we focus on being thankful through prayer, work, catechesis, socials and service. We always look forward to seeing what God has in store for us as we come together to celebrate who we are as a young church.
We will begin the month with our Theology of the Body small group session. We will gather at 6:30 p.m. at the OMG for pizza and from 7:00-8:00 we will have a social. At 8:00 we will begin our Theology of the Body session. All H.S. youth are invited and encouraged to attend. 
On Nov. 5, we will have our “devotion and donut” prayer time at St. Mary’s Church form 10 pm.-11 p.m. All high school and junior high youth are encouraged to sign up for 15-20 minutes of prayer during this hour. Donuts will be available in my office at this time as well. Please know, this invitation is a great opportunity to stop and reflect on all that God has done for you, “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love is everlasting!”
On Monday, Nov. 8th at 7 p.m., all high school youth are invited to the OMG room to plan Thanksgiving basket delivery. Your input and ideas are greatly appreciated. 
The High School Peer Ministers are asked to meet at the OMG at 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 10th to plan for this month’s REACH session. Last month was a huge success, thank you for all your work dedication in planning these sessions.
On Nov. 13th and 14th the North Central Leadership Team will meet at St. Gertrude’s Monastery for a retreat. All participants are asked to meet at the Farmhouse at 9:30 a.m. Call Debbie if you are interested or have questions. Please remember to bring your paperwork, breakfast item and $20 if you haven’t already turned in your money.
On Monday, Nov. 15th the Confirmation Prep class will meet at the High School Faith Formation Building at 7 p.m. The focus of the class will be the Holy Spirit. Please remember to bring your folders and journals.
Debbie will be at a North Central Deanery meeting on Nov. 16th at St. Gertrude’s Monastery. Please pray for the priests and youth ministers as we gather for this monthly meeting.
On Wed. Nov. 17th at 7 p.m. the high school and junior high youth are invited to the OMG for the REACH session hosted by the Peer Ministers. All Peer Ministers are asked to be present at 6:15 p.m. 
Debbie will be in Rathdrum at a North Idaho youth ministry gathering on Nov. 20th.
On Nov. 22nd the high school youth will meet at the OMG at 5 p.m. to prepare the Thanksgiving baskets. Delivery will begin at 6:15 p.m. Please remember to bring your assigned items.
On Monday, Nov. 29th the Confirmation Prep class will meet at the High School Faith Formation Building at 7 p.m. Our focus will be “The People of God/The Church.” Please bring your folders and journals. 
On Wednesday, Dec. 1st all high school and junior high youth are invited to the OMG to put college care packages together. This will be our social for the month of November. We will have chili and if time allows we will watch a movie. Come join in the fun of sending holiday cheer to our young adults who are away from home!
As you can see, this month is hoppin’ with opportunities of invitation for us to respond to our sisters and brothers in Christ with appreciation and thankfulness. We hope that you join us and remember it is through active response that we truly live out God’s call of love for our families, church and community. May God bless your month and have a safe and grace-filled Thanksgiving!
With heartfelt thanks,
Debbie Chicane
Tri-Parish Youth Minister

Cottonwood, Idaho 83522


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