We are so excited to be starting some the “WIRED” Middle School youth group for the Tri-Parish faith communities this summer! This youth group is designed to give public school and Catholic school middle schoolers a fun way to be involved in parish life. We kicked off our first event on Friday, with a bowling night, and were happy to have about twelve participants! There are a few other great announcements to share with you:
1) We have nine youth group events planned throughout the summer. A more detailed flyer will be made for each event, but for now, a schedule of summer WIRED activities is attached.
2) In order to fund snacks and supplies for our summer activities, we have been given a fund-raising opportunity! We have been asked to help serve food at a wedding for a family member of one of our parish staff. Emily Melin and I will be supervising and would love to find 4-5 middle schoolers to help us! It will be this Saturday, May 31, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Emily Mazey hall on Superior Ave. Please let me know if anyone is able to help!
3) The Tri-Parish Faith Formation office is hosting a Totus Tuus (“Totally Yours”) team coming from the Archdiocese. This dynamic team of young adults will be leading a day camp during the week of June 23-27 for elementary students and an evening program June 22-26 for Middle School and High School. To read about the team we’ll be hosting, visit our website (www.triparishfaithformation.wordpress.com) and scroll down to the recent Totus Tuus post. A flyer and registration form is attached.
4) Our high school Director of Faith Formation, Shannon Ausloos, is once again hosting a summer service week that is also open to middle school students this year! It will be held July 29-31, with St. Peter Claver being “base camp.” The teams will travel out into the community to do service. Prayer, music, and fun are all a part of the service week. A registration form and flyer for service week are attached.
It’s very exciting to be offering these opportunities for our middle school youth to be involved in parish life! Please let me know if you have any questions! Also, just a reminder that early registrations for 2014-2015 Religious Education are due Friday, May 30. Before that deadline, the tuition rate is $65; after May 30, tuition cost is $80.
Thanks for all you do!
Sarah Weyker, MTS
Director of Faith Formation