Message from James:
November has quickly come and gone! After a full month of youth activities this past month, including mini-golfing and board games, this upcoming December has more fun promised for our parish’s youth.
This past November, Life Teen finished its series on mercy. For those Life Nights in November, we talked about the works of mercy and the Divine Mercy Message. As the Jubilee Year of Mercy ended, our “Misericordia” series ended (fittingly) with the Sacrament of Reconciliation. I’m very thankful to Fr Joselito for joining us for that night!
In December, we will be continuing our semester on Social Justice as we approach Christmas break, with Life Nights on creating a culture of life globally and being stewards of creation.
So far this fall, EDGE has focused on the Creed, discussing God and Faith. Our last EDGE meeting before Christmas break will be a gingerbread house making party at St Thomas Aquinas School! The Challenge Girls and Conquest Boys will also be having a Christmas party this month at St John Paul II School, with snacks, sledding, and skating! Before that however, they will be having their first Apostolic Project of the year. The Girls and Boys have been preparing for a trip to the George Hennig Senior’s Home, where they’ll have the opportunity to visit with the residents there, present skits, and play games.
Finally, our newest youth ministry effort, HT Young Adults, went to the West Edmonton Mall for mini-golfing and appies this November. I look forward to continuing to build community among our parish’s young adults, doing many more activities like this.
Holy Trinity’s youth ministry activities will continue until our Christmas break. There are less youth specific activities this month; but please check out Holy Trinity’s other advent activities, like the Advent Penitential Service on Wednesday Dec 14 and the Christmas Carol Sing-Along on Sunday Dec 18.
December’s Youth Ministry Activities:
December 1 – HT Young Adults
December 4 – Life Teen: “Global Village”
December 7 – Challenge Girls/Conquest Boys Apostolic Project
December 11 – Life Teen: “On Loan”
December 13 – EDGE at St Thomas Aquinas School
December 15 – HT Young Adults
December 21- Challenge Girls/Conquest Boys Christmas Social
Other Important Stuff to Know:
1. SAVE THE DATE! The Holy Trinity Parish Youth Rally will be on Saturday March 18th from 10am to 9pm. The cost to attend is $45. It is a day of talks, skits, food, games, Mass, Reconciliation, and Adoration. I’ll be shouting about this event a lot more in the months to come.
2. If you or your child hasn’t submitted a permission form for Life Teen, please do so before the next Life Night.
3. There is an awesome speaker, named Chris Stefanick, coming to Good Shepherd Parish in Edmonton on Thursday December 8th at 7pm. While it isn’t a youth specific event, I encourage any youth and other parishioners from our parish to check it out. Tickets are $25.
If you have any questions, suggestions, stories, or jokes, you can contact James at the parish office or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.