Category: Youth

Summer Activities for Students!!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR LINKS TO THE REGISTRATION/APPLICATION FORMS FOR EACH PROGRAM.


CAMP-IN-A-BOX
For students entering Grades 3-6 in September 2021
A week-long online Mini-Camp

Held on Zoom

Week 1: July 26 – 30
Week 2: August 16 – 20

2 time options:
Morning (10:00am-12:00pm) or Afternoon (2:00pm–4:00pm)

Each day of camp will focus on a different saint and will include games, prayer, videos, crafts, and outdoor activities!
Kits with supplies will be delivered to campers in advance.

Registration fee: $20 (for campers only)
Registration deadlines:
– For Week 1: JULY 18
– For Week 2: AUGUST 8
Please contact Wes at the parish office if the fee is a concern. We understand that many people have been impacted financially by COVID-19, for example.

CAMPER REGISTRATION FORM

Students entering Grades 7 and up in September can apply to be a camp leader!
Application deadline: JULY 9

LEADER APPLICATION FORM



COFFEE WITH JESUS
For students entering Grades 7 – 12 in September 2021
A 4-week evening series

Held on Zoom.

Tuesdays from 7:30 – 9:00pm (July 13 – August 3)

Just Be. Be Made New. Be Filled. Be Restored.
This is what Jesus wants for each of us!
Through stories from Scripture, videos, small group conversations (based on age groups), prayer, and games, this 4-part series will encourage participants to accept Jesus’ invitation to be refreshed and renewed by their relationship with him!

Registration fee: $10
Please contact Wes at the parish office if the fee is a concern. We understand that many people have been impacted financially by COVID-19, for example.

REGISTRATION FORM

Monthly Calendar

Check out the links below to see what’s coming up in Youth Ministry at our parish over the next couple of months!

May 2021 – updated

June 2021

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Children’s Liturgy – June 20th

Click here to view the next weekly Children’s Liturgy video, prepared by our own parish team members! It premieres at 8:00am on Sunday, June 20th on the parish YouTube channel.

Accompanying resources for this Sunday:

Printable activity sheets for Sunday’s readings:
Colouring page
Word search
Crossword

Family Activities

Additional Activity: “Storm Clouds”
– Get supplies to draw storm clouds on a piece of construction paper (Blue or Gray construction paper, crayons, markers, pencil, paint).
– Write various “storms” that can happen in our lives today (ex. getting a bad mark on a test).
– Write a “storm” on each cloud and then draw a sun and write JESUS GIVES PEACE in the middle.

The team is producing these videos to help the children of our parish stay connected with the Liturgy of the Word and our community while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.
Each video includes prayer, readings of the day, a short reflection on the Sunday Gospel, a challenge of the week, and a trivia question that kids can answer for the chance to win prizes!
Please help us to continue spreading the Good News by encouraging the kids in your life to tune in!  

A resource to deepen your prayer life

Brothers and sisters,

Are you looking for a way to slow down and connect with God during this incredibly busy and challenging time? We wanted to share a digital faith resource that we hope will help you to do just that.

Hallow is a Catholic prayer and meditation app that guides users in deepening their relationship with God through audio-guided contemplative prayer sessions. Despite launching just over a year ago, Hallow is now the #1 Catholic app in the US app store with 150,000 downloads in over 50 countries, a 4.9 star rating, and over 750,000 prayer & meditation sessions completed through the app.

You can download the app here.

The app comes recommended by a number of Bishops, priests, families, and teachers across the country. You can get a quick tour of its features here on YouTube.

Hallow is making a special effort to help parishes during this health crisis to ensure that our social distancing does not lead to spiritual distancing from God.

There is both a permanently free version of the app, with content updated daily, as well as a premium version with additional content (how Hallow supports their team without selling advertisements or user data). The premium version usually comes with a 7-day free trial, but in an effort to support parishioners across the country, the Hallow team has extended the free trial period to 3 months.

The app includes a set of Spiritual Communion sessions. Though not a replacement for receiving the physical sacrament, spiritual communion can act as a powerful way for us to seek union with Christ for those who are not able to or not comfortable returning to Mass in person just yet. The app also includes a “Stuck at Home Praylist” to help us all find peace and healing during this time of stress and anxiety.

If you have any questions at all, feel free to reach out directly to the Hallow team at info@hallow.app.

God bless you all.

Youth Groups for 2020 – 2021!!

FAITH FRIENDSHIP FUN

Our three youth groups, offered for students in Grades 3-12, will be starting up again during the week of October 18, 2020! They will be held online using Zoom for the time being. Each meeting is an opportunity for students to spend time with the Lord, build community with one another, explore their faith, and have fun lots of fun doing so!

Each regular meeting will include:
– a screen game
– videos
– a faith-based message
– conversations in small groups
– time for prayer
There will also be several events for the whole family, as well as opportunities for community service, throughout the year!

Schedules and registration forms for each group are available below.

QUEST: Grades 3 – 5 (Meets bi-weekly on Mondays from 7:00 – 8:00pm)
Theme: “Code Breakers” – Unlocking the Parables of Jesus

2020 – 2021 QUEST Schedule & Registration Form

EPIC: Grades 6 – 7 (Meets bi-weekly on Mondays from 8:15 – 9:15pm)
Theme: “Who God Made You-To-Be” – Not Who TV Tells You to Be

2020 – 2021 EPIC Schedule & Registration Form

DIGGING DEEPER: Grades 8 – 12 (Meets bi-weekly on Saturdays from 7:00 – 9:00pm)
Theme: “Playlist” – Bible Messages Based on Popular Songs

2020 – 2021 DIGGING DEEPER Schedule & Registration Form

Please contact Wes Moga (St. FX Youth Minister) at 905-662-8593 ext. 6 or wmoga@hamiltondiocese.com with any questions.

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