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Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry News

Search Retreat Weekend:  Our annual Search retreat for high school youth is coming up the weekend of March 1-3.  This is a special time for teens to spend away from the daily bustle, getting to know themselves, each other, and God more deeply.  Teens who have attended in the past will tell you that it's the best weekend of the year!  Registration forms are available HERE and in the Gathering Area.

National Catholic Youth Conference 2019!  All current 8th-11th and their parents are invited to come to an information meeting for NCYC 2019 on Sunday Jan. 20 at 10AM in the upstairs level of the Education Center!  This biannual gathering of 23,000 young Catholics from around the country has been a life-changing experience for past pilgrims from our parish.  NCYC 2019 will be November 20-24, 2019 in Indianapolis.  Registration materials and deposit are due by Feb. 5.

Senior High Youth Group:  Our regular meetings for 9th-12th graders happen on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 in the youth room (lower level of the Education building).  All are welcome to come and bring a friend!  Meetings will NOT be held on school break/holiday weeks - November 20, December 25, January 1, February 19, April 16.  Final meeting for the year and pot lock supper is June 4, 2019, but please confirm the date as it grows closer.

Middle School Youth Group:  Our regular meetings for 6th-8th graders happen most Sundays from 10:15-11:15 in the youth room (lower level of the Education building).  All are welcome to come and bring a friend!  No meetings will be held on school break/holiday weeks -  October 7, 21;  November 11, 25; December 23, 30; January 20, February 17, 24; April 14, 21; May 12.  Final meeting of the year is May 19.

Summer Service Immersion Retreat:  Our annual week with the Sisters of St. Joseph Volunteer Corps spent in faith-sharing, living in community, and service with the poor in the city of Rochester is in the summer of 2019.  There are 12 spots available, and priority will be given to upperclassmen who register by the deadline (usually in May).  More details will be available in Spring, 2019.

Mark Your Calendars – Confirmation Info Meeting Sunday June 2, 2019 at 10 a.m.!  All current 7th graders and older youth who have not yet been confirmed – come to this meeting to find out about the Diocesan two-year preparation process and get registered for our next group.  Registration forms will be due by the end of this school year, with the classes starting up early in September.

Baccalaureate Class of 2019!  We will celebrate our annual Baccalaureate Mass for our graduating high school seniors a Sunday in June.  Please stay tuned for details, and start thinking of what wonderful baby photo you would like to have as part of the slideshow!

For more information on any of our youth ministry programs, or to be placed on our weekly email update list, please contact Anne Gallagher at anne.gallagher@dor.org or 248-2467.  I love to hear from you!