Greetings from the Holy Trinity youth office! June has finally come, and summer vacation is soon to come for our parish’s youth. June will mark the end of our weekly youth ministry programs – but there’s more to come for youth ministry this summer!
Looking back to May, our Challenge and Conquest Clubs’ prayer service was quite successful. The youth brought forward prayer intentions and attached them to a beautiful cross (made by the wonderful Jodoin family). Challenge and Conquest ended their year with an evening of taquitos, sports, and dodgeball.
Life Teen also had some fun special events in May, with a successful campfire during the long weekend at Chickakoo Lake. Our teens joined us for a relaxed evening of hotdogs and games, followed by some praise and worship at Ephphatha House down the street.
As for June, HT Young Adults and Life Teen have some big nights ahead, covering some important topics (we save the best for last, as always).
HT Young Adults has had one of it’s two meetings this month already. In the Nicene Creed, we profess that we believe in God “maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible”. In this first discussion, the young adults talked about angels and demons. For our next meeting, we will be talking specifically about the occult, what the Church teaches about the Devil, and how to equip ourselves against evil as young Catholics.
Life Teen has an important two-part series on pornography, titled Unspoken, this month. Our first night was successful, focusing on Theology of the Body and giving a “big-picture” to the Church’s teaching on sexuality. The second half, happening on Sunday June 11, will be focused on the issue of pornography specifically. An important feature of these Life Nights is the involvement of parents. While the teens are having their Life Night, the parents have their own session with our parish’s marriage and family ministers, on how to protect their families from pornography.
After Unspoken, Life Teen will close it’s year with a classic Stressbuster night, focused on relieving their exam stress and giving them a much needed break from studying. Following that will be a carnival-themed Life Teen wrap up, with games, popcorn, a dunk tank, and more!
June’s Youth Activities Calendar
June 1 – HT Young Adults on Angels and Demons
June 4 – Life Teen: Unspoken Pt 1
June 11 – Life Teen: Unspoken Pt 2
June 15 – HT Young Adults on the Occult
June 18 – Life Teen: Stressbuster!
June 25 – Life Teen Year End Wrap Up
Stay tuned for youth events happening this summer!
There will be many young adults ministry activities for parishioners aged 18-35 this summer! HT Young Adults will be continuing it’s discussion meetings throughout the summer, as well as having a weekend in Jasper this July! The young adults will also be heading to the Family Life Conference as a group, and will be starting a group preparing to go to CCO’s Rise Up at New Years!
Our high school youth are invited to join us for weekly evenings of Frisbee this summer! We’ll also be having some activities on Sundays, so keep your eyes peeled for those announcements.
Finally, the second Dive In Youth Leadership Camp will be happening from August 21-25 at OLVC. Any youth who are involved as youth ministry leaders should definitely attend!