Youth Ministry




MISSION STATEMENT

St. George Youth Ministry is formed to serve the youth of this parish from Junior High through College.  We call young people to active participation in the life, mission and work of our faith community.  We accomplish this through offering a comprehensive program including the components recommended by the US Catholic Bishops in the 1997 document, Renewing the Vision of Catholic Youth Ministry.



February 4, 2018, Teen Leader Meeting at St. Julie's at 7:00 pm.

February 11, 2018, Teen Mardi Gras Party at St. Julie's at 7:00 pm.

February 16, 2018, Movie/Game Night at St. George at 7:00 pm.

February 25, 2018, Teen Night at St. Julie's at 7:00 pm.

This year we have a lot of fun and enriching evenings and weekends planned If you have a desire to go deeper with your faith or just want to connect with other teens, come and check out our teen nights and drop-ins!

We ended the year with caroling for the residents of Porter Place and Fulton Commons. Though our group was small they definitely brought smiles to the faces of those who were there! The Christmas season is a time to bring cheer and merriment to others, to help each other with our burdens and to look forward in hope. Caroling has always been one of my favorite ways to do this. It brings Christmas cheer to those who may not get many visitors or who may be feeling down at this time of year and it gives them hope. I pray that all of you had a blessed Christmas and your New year is full of hope and joy!--Holly



PASSION PROCLAMATION


As St. George and St. Julie have a combined teen ministry, we invite all St. George teens to participate in the St. Julie Passion Proclamation (Palm Sunday). There will be speaking and non-speaking parts for our youth to participate in. If your youth would like to participate, we ask that they ake a commitment to be at all of the rehearslas that pertain to their parts and all masses that they have signed up to participate in. If you youth commits to a speaking part they must be at ALL MASSES. If your youth commits to a non-speaking part they must commit and attend a minimum of three Masses, but are encouraged to attend all. This year we will need at least 20 participants, if we do not have enough participants signed up by January 28, 2018 we will look at another option instead of the Passion Proclamation. Anyone who is interested please feel free to fill out a commitment form and return to Holly by January 28, 2018.

GOOD FRIDAY LIVING STATIONS


CALLING ALL ST. GEORGE AND
ST. JULIE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:


On Good Friday evening, we will present the Living Stations of the Cross at St. George Church. These will feature reflections with contemporary music between stations. We need Jesus, Mary, Simon, Veronica, Pilate, Roman soldiers and crowds both for and against Jesus as he makes His way to Calvary. There will be two or three Thursday evening practices during Lent, and a full run through on Good Friday morning. All practices will be held in St. George Church. You are welcome to join us even if you cannot make every practice. Please help us by taking part. NO LINES TO MEMORIZE. Practices will begin March 1, 2018. The church opens at 7:00 pm. For more information, call Fran Fancsali, (708) 429-3979 (ffatpts@ameritech.net) or contact Youth Minister Holly Hesselschwardt at holly@stjulie.org.

Practices will be March 1, 8 and 15, we will have a dress rehearsal on March 21 for the Religious Education students and anyone else who would like to attend.

St. George seventh graders please note: This can be used as a service experience for your parish in your Confirmation Service Journal.






Mission Trip!! Theme this year is Blessed, Broken and Shared

When: June 24 30
Where: Detroit, Michigan

Non Refundable Deposit Amount: $50

Registration Due & Deposit Due: To register please fill out a form and return to Holly, along with the non-refundable deposit, by November 30. Forms can be found outside the office at St. Julie or at the rectory at St. George or outside the Teen Room at St. George and download off our webpage.

This will be open to those who are currently in 8th grade through 12th grade.

The trip is open to both St. George and St. Julie youth. Right now there are ten spots available for each parish. Spots will fill up fast: first come, first served. Possibility for more spots if more interest is shown.


Steubenville Youth Conference!! Theme this year is Revealed

When: June 15 17 or July 20 22
Where: Steubenville, Ohio

Non Refundable Deposit Amount: $40

Registration & Deposit Due: To register please fill out a form and return to Holly, along with the non-refundable deposit, by November 30. Forms can be found outside the office at St. Julie or at the rectory at St. George or outside the Teen Room at St. George or download off our webpage.

This will be open to those who are currently in 8th grade through 12th grade. The trip is open to both St. George and St. Julie youth. There are five spots available for each parish. Spots will fill up fast: first come, first served. Possibility for more spots if more interest is shown.

For more information about either of these opportunities, please contact Holly Hesselschwardt, Youth Minister at (708) 532-8234.




St. George & Branches Youth Ministry Mission Trip
2017
Harlan, Kentucky




Youth Minister
Holly Hesselschwardt
Email: hhesselschwardt@stgeorge60477.org
6700 W. 176th St. (In the Fr. Don Cahill Center)
(708) 532-8234

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