High School Youth Ministry: December events and information

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! 
Advent & Christmas Schedule 2018
Let us join together this Season of Advent and Christmas as we prepare for and celebrate the birth of our Lord.  See more...
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 December 19th  from 7:30- 9:00PM!
We are celebrating our Christmas Party! 

don't forget to check out what you have missed at out LifeNight Wrap-up Blog!

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...

Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a day of reconciliation. A light soup supper will be provided in the Commons. See more...

Our Lady of Grace- New Painting

On Tuesday this week we hung up a beautiful new image of Our Lady of Grace in the Commons. Thank you to Sheryl Moran who created this inspiring piece. See more...
Wednesday, December 19, 6:00 - 7:15 PM, Dining Room
Join us at the 3rd "United in Christ" Parent Gathering for a great Movie Night that will help you grow in faith as a family! Please RSVP to Sr. Julieta Del Carpio, PES, at pes-sisters@olgparish.org. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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 December 13th! 
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 February 3rd after the 6PM Mass! Come and check it out! 

Saturday, December 1 - Sunday, December 16
Don’t forget to take an ornament from the Giving Trees and bring back your unwrapped gifts. There are many different options on the trees, from baby items to items for the elderly and scholarship opportunities for San Max, JPII, and Ghana. Thank you for your generosity!

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! 
Keep waiting patiently for Him

I pray you have had a good start to Advent. Growing up, my mom would always choose a daily Advent reflection book and read from it before we left the dinner table. The rest of my family, myself included, would groan. We did not have the patience to sit and listen. Now that I look back at it, I wish I had paid more attention to the reflections because Advent is a beautiful time to reflect and prepare for the coming of Jesus. See more...

Inspirational Resources for Faith Formation in December

Discover all the best Catholic content in one place. Entertaining movies, enlightening programs, inspiring talks and audio dramas, and a great selection of popular e-books - all just a click away! See more...