Ministry activities for May
Dear Youth in Christ,
As the school year winds down and the realization of summer calls us forth we invite you to join us as we celebrate the blessings of May through our youth activities and gatherings.
All high school peer ministers are invited to a night of food and fun on May 2nd. We will meet at the OMG at 5:00 p.m. and then head to Subway for dinner. At 6:00 p.m. we will return to Cottonwood for a softball game. Peer Ministers thank you for all your work during the school year in planning and facilitating the Jr. High REACH sessions. You did a great job! On Friday, May 4th the High School and Jr. High youth are invited to St. Mary’s Church @ 10:00 p.m. for an hour of Adoration. Come and praise the Lord! It is in God’s greatness we flourish and grow! An invitation goes out to all parents and youth to attend an acoustic concert at St. Peter and Paul’s church on May 5th after the 5:30 Mass. The concert is by Daniel Oberrenter from “The Thirsting”. Call Kathy Ackerman @ 983-1325 for details.
On May 6th the Confirmation youth will be meeting at the Catholic Education Building for interviews from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and then on May 7th from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please bring your Christian service and Church service sheets. On May 8th the small group Bible study will meet in Debbie’s office @ 5:30 for pizza and will continue our study in the book of Samuel. Please bring your Bibles. On May 9th the Tijuana mission team will have a meeting @ 7:00 p.m. @ the OMG room to finalize plans for the June trip.
On May 14th Debbie and Sierra will meet @ Debbie’s office @ 6:30 p.m. Debbie will be attending the North Central deanery meeting at Genesee on May 15th. The Confirmation youth along with their sponsors will meet @ St. Anthony’s Church at 7:00 p.m. on May 15th for Confirmation practice. Please note, if your sponsor cannot attend please bring someone to stand in his or her place. On May 16th we will have a Relay for Life meeting @ the OMG @ 7:00 p.m. We will finalize fundraising plans, decorations, order shirts, and check on luminary sales. Please be present if you plan on walking! Confirmation is on May 19th @ St. Anthony’s @ 8:00 p.m. All confirmandi along with their sponsors are asked to be present at 7:30 p.m. if at all possible. A reception will follow this Liturgy. The community is invited to both the Mass and the reception. Please join us in this sacramental celebration of initiation. We are so proud of our outstanding Confirmation class!
On May 20th the local seniors will be honored at the 8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s. All seniors are asked to meet in the back of Church @ 7:30 a.m. Please wear your graduation gown. The Tri-Parish community is excited to join you in this celebration and wish you the best of luck as you embark upon your future endeavors. Everyone is invited to join us in this celebration of accomplishment and achievement. A reception will follow the Liturgy. The small group Bible study will meet in Debbie’s office at 5:30 on May 22nd for pizza and continue with the book of Samuel. Please bring your Bibles. Congratulations to our graduates from Prairie High School on May 25th and from Summit Academy on June 1st. We are so proud of you and thank you for all you’ve done to build our Church and parish community! On May 23rd the Jr. High and High School youth and parents are invited to the OMG @ 7:00 p.m. for an ice cream social and a movie. Come and celebrate the successes of a great school year and the amazing rewards poured forth from our youth ministry gatherings.
Please note that all small group activities and REACH sessions will be finished in May and resume in September. Thank you for a wonderful school year! We have so much to be thankful for as we gather in Christ’s name. God bless you and keep you safe during your summer season.
In Christ’s Service,
Tri-Parish Youth Coordinator
(Watch the bulletin for all summer activities)