This Week: January 25th-February 1st

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Dear Parents, Youth, and Friends of Youth Ministry,

Our weekly youth group meetings are up and running again! Our Jr. High meet each Friday from 7-9 and will meet on Friday, January 30th. Our High School meet each Sunday from 6-8pm, and they will meet on Sunday, January 25th in the St. Francis meeting room in the former convent building. All youth and their friends are welcome!

 2015 March for Life

St. John’s will be traveling down to the March for Life again this year on Thursday, January 22nd. There are seats still available on the bus and we would love for your children to attend with us! The cost is free for any youth and $20 per adult. We will meet at St. John’s to depart at 6am that day and return in the evening after dinner. We will chaperone your children on this trip. Please email me ASAP to get your names on the list. If you’re not able to attend with us this year, please keep us and all those traveling to the March in your prayers!
 
Volunteering at the Jimmy V Weekend on Saturday, February 21st, 2015
St. JohnYouth Ministry will be volunteering again this year at the Jimmy V Weekend Basketball Tournament event hosted by the Friends of Jimmy V organization here at St. John;s on Saturday, February 21st from 12-5pm. We are looking for 15 volunteers to work this shift with us taking on various roles. We will meet at 11:30am at the Parish Center and learn what we will be doing for the day. This is a great event to participate in and a great way to earn service hours for Confirmation, school, or an Honors Society. Please contact Maria Parker at youth ministries@stjohnpa.org to sign-up for this volunteer shift. There is also an opportunity for our high school and college age youth and young adults to participate with Mrs. Hahn in the Jimmy V Alumni activities. If you are in this age group and would like to be part of the Jimmy V Alumni, please contact Mrs. Hahn at The6Hahns@hotmail.com to get connected. 
 
Weekly Youth Group Meetings

Jr. High Youth Group Weekly meetings are held on Fridays from 7-9pm for ALL Jr. High Youth in 6th, 7th, and 8thgrades from any school.

Upcoming meeting dates:

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Friday, February 6th, 2015
 
High School Youth Group Weekly meetings are held on Sundays from 6-8pm for ALL High School Youth in grades 9-12 from any school.

Upcoming meeting dates:

 Sunday, January 25th, 2015
 
NO MEETING Sunday, February 1st (Super Bowl Sunday)
 
Sunday, February 8th, 2015
 
All proper paperwork needs to be submitted prior to participation in any youth ministry event. Registration and the Archdiocesan Code of Conduct will need to be filled out, signed, and submitted to our Youth Minister, Maria Parker. These registration forms will be available at every youth group event to be filled out by parents of new youth who join us so as to allow anyone to participate! Email youthministries@stjohnpa.org with any questions.
 

Theology of the Body (TOB)
Throughout Youth Group this year, we will be addressing the Theology of the Body for Teens distributed by Ascension Press. We will be using the Middle School Edition with our Jr. High Youth and the High School edition with our High School Youth. These meetings will occur throughout the month in our regular weekly meetings. Two to three meetings per month will be dedicated to the Theology of the Body materials.

 Altar Serving
Our Altar Servers take on a special role in the Masses assisting our priests throughout the liturgy. Our Jr. High and High School youth are able to serve the parish in this unique capacity. Thank you for your service to St. John’s in this role. We are in need of the Altar Servers to sign-up in advance for the Masses that they are going to be serving so that we can plan accordingly for the liturgy. The new schedule is open and you can go online to sign-up for 2 or 3 Masses a month to help. For all those who are trained Altar Servers, you can sign-up at this link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A48AAAE2AA5FF2-mass/17590335. If you are in 6th-12th grades and would like to become an Altar Server, please send us an email letting us know of your interest

Volleyball 2015
St. John’s will be participating in the Youth Ministry Volleyball League again this year. All teens in 9th-12th grades are invited to play with us. You will need to submit your permission form and $55 cash or check made payable to St. John’s Youth Ministry by March 1st, 2015. There will be a meeting in February to look at teams and finalize a t-shirt idea. If you have an ideas for t-shirts, team names, etc. please send them to youthministries@stjohnpa.org. All are welcome to join us for this league! Download the Volleyball Permission Form here. All are welcome to join us for this league!

 

Steubenville 2015
The Franciscan University of Steubenville is a dynamic and authentically Catholic University located in eastern Ohio, close to the Pennsylvania border. Each summer, they host a number of youth conferences at their university and other universities around the United States. Our St. John’s Youth Group travels to this conference each summer and registration will soon be open for our group trip. We are anticipating attending this conference from June 26th-28th with a trip to Hershey Park on June 29th on our way home. We would love for you to join us on this trip if you are going to be graduating 8th-12th grades this upcoming summer. The Bob Rice band that provides the music for the conferences will be here in Bucks County for a Festival of Praise and Worship on Saturday, January 24th from 9:30-5pm. This is a great day to get to experience the best of Steubenville here in Bucks County! The cost to attend is $20; please email youthministries@stjohnpa.org if you would like to join us for this amazing day!

World Youth Day 2016
St. John’s Youth Ministry will be attending World Youth Day in Poland July 2016. Our group is forming and we have begun fundraising efforts for this trip. You are still able to join us as part of the group! Upon registration, a $400 deposit is due and a registration form needs to be completed. If you want to learn more about this trip, please contact Maria Parker at youthministries@stjohnpa.org. Please keep our group in your prayers as we prepare for this amazing experience.

Designer Bag Bingo
Mark your calendar to join St. John’s Youth Ministry for a Designer Bag Bingo fundraiser on Friday, April 10th, 2015 here in our Parish Center from 7-10pm. The cost per person is $30 in advance and $35 at the door. There will be amazing prizes, raffle baskets, and our awesome youth working the event in order to raise funds for the upcoming Steubenville and World Youth Day trips. This is a BYO food and beverages evening and can be a great ladies night out! Tables of 6 or more can be reserved in advance. If you would like to be a sponsor of this event or you would like to attend, please contact youthministries@stjohnpa.org today!

 
Vacation Bible School 2015
St. John’s Youth Ministry will be hosting a Vacation Bible School this upcoming summer for all children in Kindergarten through 6th grades. Our youth in grades 7-12 will be the camp counselors for the week of camp which will be held during this last week of July from July 27-31. Please mark your calendars and share this with your friends and neighbors! Information will be coming out about how to register for the camp and how to apply to be a camp counselor. Our camp counselors also work the week before preparing for the week of VBS. Contact Maria Parker at youth ministries@stjohnpa.org with questions and comments.

 

Maria Parker

Maria Parker
Director of Youth Ministry
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish
752 Big Oak Rd.
Morrisville, Pa 19067
215-295-4102 ext. 118

youthministries@stjohnpa.org

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