Category: Youth

KIDS KONNECTION Weekly Videos

You’re invited to click here to view this weekend’s “Kids Konnection” video from our Children’s Liturgy team! It will premiere on Sunday, September 26 at 7:00pm on the parish YouTube channel and remain on the channel afterwards for parishioners to access at their convenience.

Each video includes a reflection on the Sunday Gospel, discussion questions for the whole family, a craft activity, and a trivia challenge with the chance to win prizes! We hope you’ll be able to check them out as a family!

Accompanying resources for this Sunday’s readings:
Colouring page
Word search
Crossword
Decoder
Family Activities

The team is producing these videos while COVID-19 restrictions prevent us from being able to have Children’s Liturgy during Sunday morning Masses. Please help us to continue spreading the Good News by encouraging the kids in your life to tune in!  

Youth Groups for 2021-2022!!

FAITH FRIENDSHIP FUN

Our three youth groups, offered for students in Grades 3-12, will be starting up again this fall! 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 for each group with more information are available below.
If you would like to register a student, please complete the online registration form.

QUEST: Grades 3 – 5 (Meets bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:15pm starting October 6)
2021 – 2022 QUEST Schedule
This Year’s Theme: Bible Science – Experiments in Faith
Description: God created the heavens and the earth and everything in it. Pure science will always point us back to our loving Creator. In this series, kids will explore their faith with the help of simple and fun science experiments! Supply kits will be provided.
Cost for the year: $25

EPIC: Grades 6 – 7 (Meets bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:15pm starting October 13)
2021 – 2022 EPIC Schedule
This Year’s Theme: Fruit of the Spirit
Description: A tree spends its time trying to reach down for water and reach up for sunlight and fruit comes as a result. In this series students will explore how, in the same way, when we focus on trusting God and filling our mind and hearts with His Word, the Fruit of the Spirit will start to naturally be seen in our life. This theme ties in with the Sacrament of Confirmation that students can choose to receive in Grade 7.
Cost for the year: $15

DIGGING DEEPER: Grades 8 – 12 (Meets bi-weekly on Saturdays from 7:00 – 8:30pm starting September 25)
2021 – 2022 DIGGING DEEPER Schedule
This Year’s Theme: Bringing the Bible to Life
Description: Do you ever find it hard to relate to stories from the Bible? With the help of the incredibly well-received and reviewed new show “The Chosen”, we think that’s about to change! At each regular meeting we’ll dive into an episode and explore the lives of Jesus and other familiar people from the New Testament.
Dove-approved for ages 12 and up
Review: https://dove.org/review/20529-the-chosen/
Cost for the year: $20

LEADERS
Adults and students in Grade 8 and up who are interested in being leaders for one or more of the youth groups are asked to complete the online application 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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Online Game Nights

Parishioners of all ages are invited to join in for Game Night on Zoom one Saturday evening/month from 7:00-8:00pm! 3 fun and interactive games are played using links and screen sharing each night with the chance to win prizes. Younger children should be accompanied by an adult.

Come on out for some quality time with our faith family and some good clean fun!

Please contact Wes at wmoga@hamiltondiocese.com if you would like to take part.

Upcoming dates:
Saturday, October 16
Saturday, November 13
Saturday, December 11

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Online Rosary – September 23

Once a month on Zoom, our youth ministry community is meeting to pray the Rosary! All are welcome to participate.

Grab your Rosary and join in on Thursday, September 23 at 7:00pm as we pray and reflect on the Luminous Mysteries!

If you would like to participate, please contact Wes at wmoga@hamiltondiocese.com for the Zoom invite. You are also welcome to help lead the prayers of the Rosary – we’re always looking for volunteers! Let Wes know if you are interested.

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!

September 2021

October 2021

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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.

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