Dear Parents, Youth, and Friends of Youth Ministry,

Thank you to all those of you who attended, donated to, and supported our Designer Bag Bingo fundraiser last week. It was a grand success and we appreciate so very much all of your support! We are figuring out the totals now and it looks like we raised just over $6,000. This will help so many of our teens who are planning on attending WYD and Steubenville. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

As always, if you would like to get involved and help us share the word about the World Meeting of Families here in the St. John’s Parish Community, please contact our World Meeting of Families Parish Liaison, Magda Manetas, at magdamanetas@comcast.net. Magda is also keeping a contact list of those parishioners who are getting involved with the WMOF in a variety of ways with the home stay, volunteering, attending the conference, the Papal Mass, et. al. Contact her with your involvement today!

Let us pray together…

God and Father of us all,
in Jesus, your Son and our Savior,
you have made us
your sons and daughters
in the family of the Church.
May your grace and love
help our families
in every part of the world
be united to one another
in fidelity to the Gospel.
May the example of the Holy Family,
with the aid of your Holy Spirit,
guide all families, especially those most troubled,
to be homes of communion and prayer
and to always seek your truth and live in your love.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!
World Meeting of Families — Philadelphia 2015

High School Volleyball 2015

We will have practice this Sunday from 1-2pm in the Parish Center for both of our parish teams. We look forward to seeing you then!

Jr. High Volleyball Clinic Saturdays
On Saturday, May 2nd, we will kick-off a series of Jr. High volleyball clinics and scrimmages with one another for all youth in grades 6-8. This will take place on Saturdays in May from 9-11am. Join us on May 2nd if you’re interested in playing.

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 8th from any school. We have a few special events coming up and a shift with our regular meetings. Please see the schedule below.

Upcoming meeting dates:

Friday, April 17th, 2015 (NET Missionaries visit for Retreat from 6:30-9 in Parish Center!)
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 (LIVE THE MISSION Youth Retreat @ St. Charles 9am-5pm)
Friday, April 24th, 2015 (NO MEETING)
Friday, May 1st, 2015 (Youth Group in Gym)

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. There are a few weeks of no meetings approaching. Please check the schedule below.

Upcoming meeting dates:

Friday, April 17th, 2015 (NET Missionaries visit for Retreat from 7-9 in Parish Center!)
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 (LIVE THE MISSION Youth Retreat @ St. Charles 9am-5pm)
Sunday, April 19th, 2015
Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Steubenville Conference June 26-29, 2015
It’s official! The Steubenville Youth Conference registration is open and our group will be attending from June 26-29. We will leave St. John’s after the 8am Mass on Friday, June 26th and return around 7pm on Monday, June 29th, 2015. The cost of this trip is $400 per person. If you are interested in details about this trip, joining the wait list, making a donation to our youth, or have any other questions, please contact our Youth Minister, Maria Parker, at youthministries@stjohnpa.org. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of your registration to secure you a spot along with your two registration forms. Thank you for your interest and support!

NEW! Girl Scouts Color Run
The Girl Scouts will be hosting a Color Run in Morrisville on May 17th and are looking for people to sign-up for this fun event to support their travel ventures! 

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. Sign-ups have altered and instead of the online system, the schedule will be created and then emailed to you. 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.

Vacation Bible School July 2015 – Counselor Application attached!
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 youthministries@stjohnpa.org with questions and comments.

World Youth Day July 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. We would love for your college age children or young adult children in their 20’s to join us for this amazing trip!

 

Maria Parker
Director of Youth Ministry

St. John the Evangelist Parish
752 Big Oak Rd.
Morrisville, Pa 19067
youthministries@stjohnpa.org