ministry activities for April
Dear Youth in Christ,
With the month of April we enter the most sacred time of year and are given the opportunity to respond with hope. Easter brings with it the joy of resurrection and new beginnings as death is conquered and life becomes new. As youth you are invited to join in the hope of Easter as we gather together in the name of the risen Lord to pray, learn, sing, laugh, serve and rejoice.
On April 6th the Confirmation youth will gather at the High School Peace Building at 7 p.m. to continue their journey of preparation for the Sacrament. The focus will shift from Creed to Morality. We will focus on the first 3 Sacraments. Please bring your folder, assignment and journals.
On April 12th the High School Leadership team planning the Jr. High retreat in Lapwai will meet at the OMG at 7 p.m. We will be working on community builders, icebreakers, prayers and posters. If you are in High School and would like to join us for a night of planning, please do so. We would love to have your input and ideas.
On Wed. April 13th all High School youth are invited to our Theology of the Body session. We had to cancel last month due to ball games, so we hope you can make it this month. Our guest speakers will be Vic and Theresa Lustig. We will begin our time together with pizza at 6:30. The session will begin at 7:00. Thank you Vic and Theresa for your willingness to share your time with us!
Our Jr. High Retreat in Lapwai begins at 9:30 a.m. on April 16th. We will leave from St. Mary’s Church at 8:30. Please remember your sleeping bags, pillow, toiletries, clothes, journal and Bible. Please remember that I will need your paperwork and $35 in my hand before we leave. (If you are in Jr. High or High School and want to attend this retreat please contact Debbie at 962-3214 or talk to Sarah Walsh at the Jr. High Peace Building.) We will return from our retreat on Sunday around 3:00. Parents please pray for us as we gather in Christ’s name on this special weekend of Palm Sunday.
On April 18th the 2012 Tijuana Mission team will meet at the OMG at 7 p.m. to plan spring and summer fundraisers Anyone who is interested in attending this trip and would like to help raise money to fund this trip needs to be present.
On April 20th we will meet the at the OMG for Praise and Worship at 7 p.m. We will be showing the movie, “The Passion of the Christ” at 7:30 p.m. You will need permission from your parents to attend this move. High School and Jr. High youth are invited. Please note this session will go until 10 p.m.
On Thursday, April 21st we enter into the Triduum where we celebrate the heart of our Christian faith, Jesus’ journey from redemptive death to the place of resurrection.
On April 25th the Confirmation class will meet at 7 p.m. at the High School Peace Building to continue our study on Morality. We will be focusing on the last seven Commandments, love of neighbor. Please remember to bring your folders, assignments and journals.
On Wed. April 27th the Jr. High and High School are invited to attend a social event. We are currently planning this gathering and will let you know the detail as soon as possible.
Please note there is no REACH session this month due to the retreat.
The invitation for newness flows from the heart of a crucified, resurrected Jesus, it is in this invitation we hope you consider joining us in this month’s youth activities. Happy Easter and may God bless you during this sacred season!
In gratitude and hope,