June 2018 HTYouth Newsletter

Happy June! With June comes graduations, year-end parties, and the beginning of summer! HTYouth will be wrapping up our main youth programs for the year in June. Don’t worry, we’ve got some great stuff to keep youth involved this summer!

LAST MONTH
May was such a busy month, we didn’t even get a newsletter out! We had two of our parish youth programs wrap up for the summer, and ran some big and fun activities with the remaining groups.

The Challenge Girls and Conquest Boys both wrapped up in May, but not before they completed their final apostolic service projects of the year. The Challenge Girls spent time in their meetings for the past while making rosaries. For their project, they prayed with those rosaries together with their dads.

The Conquest Boys supported the seminarians at St Joseph’s Seminary for their project, by bringing a pile of notes and prayers to them, from our parishioners. For their project day, the Boys visited the seminary and got a tour from our parish’s very own Jake Mullin!

Both the Boys and Girls had a fun evening of goodies and games for their Year-End Wrap Up. We look forward to seeing them again in the fall! We had our last Junior High Mega Night of the year in May as well. A whole pile of grade 6,7&8 youth joined us from SJPII, STA, and the parish for a night of chicken wings, Nerf wars, and prayer.

As for Life Teen, the high-schoolers joined us for a campfire at Chickakoo Lake and started a life night series on Mary, which we’ve continued into June. This Immaculata series has been an opportunity to learn about Christ and His Church through the lens of Mary, His mother. We’ll be finishing that series this month of June.

THIS MONTH
So far this June, Life Teen has been trucking through its Immaculata life night series. We’ve learned about Mary the New Eve, Mary the New Ark, and Mary the Tabernacle of the Lord. Our final night in the series is on Mary the Queen of Heaven. We’ll be talking about Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, and the choices we make toward them. We’ve got a night all about choices for the teens, starting right at the beginning of the night!

As all things must come to an end, Life Teen will be wrapping up this month as well. After our series on Mary, we’ll have a Stress-Buster night for the exam stressed teens. We’ll end at 8:30pm, rather than 9pm, so that the teens can get some sleep. Life Teen has a classic messy games night prepared, with a slew of great messy contests. The hot pepper eating contest is making a come-back, along with some new games to challenge our teens’ courage and taste-buds. There will be baby food, paint, and too many t-shirts for one person to wear (even though we’ll try our best to fit them on one person).

After messy games comes the final life night of the year. We’re bringing back some Life Teen favourites, including the popular obstacle course tournament! Plus, there will be hotdogs! What more can we say? Grade 8 youth are invited to attend Life Teen for the remainder of the year, to get a preview for themselves in the fall!

In other news, HT Young Adults will be completing their Hot Topics study this month. They have two more meetings before they “break” for summer. And by “break” we mean start a Lord of the Rings movie study. This and more activities are planned for our youth this summer. Check out the announcements below for all of that info!

JUNE YOUTH ACTIVITIES CALENDAR
June 3 – Life Teen: Dwelling Place
June 7 – HT Young Adults: Hot Topics
June 10 – Life Teen: Eternal Crown
June 17 – Life Teen: Messy Games!
June 24 – Life Teen: Year-End Wrap Up
June 28 – HT Young Adults: Hot Topics

JUNE ANNOUNCEMENTS
HTYouth’s Summer Ministry Activities! Join us for fun and fellowship this summer!
Sunday Fundays:
Who? Youth going into grades 7-12 and recently graduated youth. too.
When? July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th from 3:30-5:30pm
Where? Holy Trinity Parish
What? Afternoons of fun for all! We’ll have a water fight, movie afternoon, and more!

Ultimate Frisbee:
Who? Anyone
When? Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm
Where? Jubilee Park
What? Drop in Ultimate Frisbee games for youth of all ages! There will be Frisbee and slushes. what more could you ask for?

Life Teen Unleashed:
Who? Teens in grade 9-12
When? Wednesday afternoons from 12-1:30pm
Where? Holy Trinity Parish
What? Life Teen’s Unleashed Discipleship Groups are for mature teens searching for a way to become better disciples of Christ, and learn how to evangelize better. We’ll spend time talking and growing together.

HT Young Adults Lord of the Rings Movie Study:
Who? Adults aged 18-35
When? Friday evenings from 5:30-9:30pm (six sessions, starting July 6th)
Where? Holy Trinity Parish
What? HT Young Adults will be having some movie nights, alternating between watching The Lord of the Rings (extended editions, of course) and discussing the religious lessons to be learned in them. We’ll eat and watch/talk!

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