OLG HighSchool Youth Ministry: MORE November events and information

November 2018
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Here at OLG our  High School Youth Ministry (anyone who has been confirmed in 8th-12th grade) is meant to engage young people where they are at in their journey to respond to the ultimate call of all of our lives: the call to be an intentional disciple of God. 

In all of our ministires we bring the Gospel to young people by the art of living well - and it begins and ends with Christ. There are so many places here at OLG for everyone to get involved in order to share their gifts.  Contact us today to see where God is calling you! 

Thursday, November 22, 9:00 AM
Friday, November 23, 9:00 AM
No 6:15 AM Mass offered

The Parish Office and MHT Adoration Chapel will be closed both Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.

LifeNight's are a mixture of faith and fun, and are open to everyone who is in high school! Each LifeNight has a fun game, a testimony or teaching about a different topic of our faith, discussion, and closing prayer.
Join us on November 28th from 7:30- 9:00PM! You won't want to miss out!
Annual Report 
In the words of Fr. Kevin, “Let the reading of our Annual Report inspire you to deeper gratitude for how our parish carries out the mission of making Jesus Christ known and loved. Let our Annual Report be a way to ponder how you and your family might serve within our parish community.” see more....

Extravaganzas are HUGE game nights that all are invited to! From shooting zombies, solving an escape room, and joining in REAL LIFE CLUE- there is something for everyone! So grab some friends and come on down!  See more...

Santa's Sardines

Who: Anyone in 9th - 12th Grades
Where: Cassidy Hall
When: December 16, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

OLG has become overrun by Santa's Elves. They have forgotten what Christmas is all about (JESUS) and we need help reigning them in.

UNLEASHED is a small group for all high school youth that is designed to help us all GROW as disciples and missionaries for Christ.

Each series lasts a few weeks and will focus on a different topic in a unique way. UNLEASHED is a great opportunity to grow in your faith, meet new friends, and learn how to share your faith with others!

Check out Unleashed on November 29th! 
Living as a Christian means living a counter-cultural life.

This is especially true when it comes to our understanding of human sexuality. Entirely contrary to the trend of "hooking up", sex is an integral part of God's design for humanity to be nurtured in the context of self-giving love. 
To understand this, we have to go back to how God "created them male and female," how relationships come together, the covenant of marriage, and how sex is God's truly creative plan for giving life. 

This YDisciple series tackles the subject in a candid and unflinching way to give a credible alternative to everything young people hear from our world.
Who Can be a Peer Minister?
Any fully initiated Catholic high school students who wants to deepen his or her faith in the fellowship of other Catholic Teens
What does it take to be a Peer Minister?
A willingness and desire to share their faith and serve in their community.

SOOOOOO what are you waiting for! Join today!

Our next meeting is November 18th after the 6PM Mass! Come and check it out! 

Friday, November 23 - Saturday, December 15

Once again this year, the Men’s Club and Social Justice Ministry are asking you to donate new or gently used, clean winter coats and boots, as well as new winter hats, gloves and socks (especially men’s socks).  While all sizes are needed, there is a great need for men’s coats. In addition, we are collecting newborn infant diapers and big boxes of dry cereal. See more...

Join us at the Tree Lot for a warm cup of cider while you kick off your Christmas season and get your home ready to celebrate! 

We have beautiful Frasier, Canaan, Balsam and White Pine trees to select from.  Also available:  wreaths, garland, porch pots and decorative birch logs to help with exterior decorating needs. See more...

Gabri Update! 

With trust and open eyes, we will see how wonderfully He blesses us daily

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I was so blessed to be able to spend a week in Minnesota and speak after the Masses at my home parish, Our Lady of Grace. I am so grateful to Fr. Kevin for supporting me and allowing me this wonderful opportunity. I also shared my vocation story with the 2nd and 8th graders at OLG School, the youth group, the Serra Club at OLG, and St. Lucy's Guild at St. Patrick's Church. I am so grateful to all those who worked with me and allowed me to speak to those groups. I am also so grateful to all those who I met with as well as those who felt called to support me after hearing me talk after Mass. Thanks to all of you, I greatly increased the amount I have raised! God truly blessed me through you. See more.... 

Saint Therese is grateful for youth volunteers who make a difference in the lives of older adults in our communities and would like to recognize these dedicated individuals through this scholarship program.  Two winners will be selected and each awarded a $2000 education scholarship at a celebration event to be held in April, 2019.  It will be an opportunity for the entire Saint Therese volunteer community to celebrate and recognize youth volunteerism. See more...