We are just over a month away from our annual trip out to Steubenville, Ohio for the 2017 Steubenville Conference and our teens are so excited! Thank you for all of your support throughout the year, both prayerfully and nancially, providing for our teens to have a beautiful experience with the Lord and their peers. Many continue to ask how they can help or engage more in this experience with us. So, as we enter this homestretch, we wanted to identify areas where we would gratefully welcome your help as our fellow parishioners:
1. Please pray for our teens and chaperones attending this summer (53 of us in total), and contact Maria if you would like to be partnered with a teen to specifically pray for. This teen, in turn, would also pray for you and your intentions. This is an awesome partnership!
2. Reach out to Maria if you have any specific prayer intentions that we as a group can bring to the Steubenville Conference and lift up in prayer together, for you.
3. Donations can be given towards some of our teens attending to help provide a more affordable trip. If you feel called to provide a nancial sponsorship of $25, $50, $100 or more towards our youth working hard to attend, please reach out to Maria directly or send donations to Maria Parker at the Parish Office Building made payable to “St. John the Evangelist”. (The cost of the trip is $450 per person and many teens work hard to fundraise as much as they can to make it more affordable to attend.)
4. A sponsorship to donate the funds for our group t-shirts would cost approximately $400 if you wanted to contribute towards this for the group.
5. Cases of water and individually packaged snacks would be graciously received for the group to take with us out to Steubenville for the weekend retreat.
6. If you feel there is a way that God is calling you to participate in this experience with us and it is not listed here, please give Maria a call to connect about your idea.
We are entering the nal weeks of our 2017 Volleyball season. Thank you to all who have participated on our three teams this season. We will meet again for practices this Sunday from 12:30-2:30 in the Parish Center. Good luck to all of our teams as they prepare for the playoffs!
Jr. High Youth Group
Our Jr. High Youth in grades 6, 7, and 8 will be meeting this Friday from 7-9pm in the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Our YDISCIPLE groups will be meeting this week. There are only a few more weeks until we switch to the summer Open Gym Night schedule! All high school teens are invited to join us.
Altar Server Trenton Thunder Outing
As a thank you, all of our Altar Servers are invited to a night out at the Trenton Thunder on Thursday, June 29th for a 7pm home game. If you have not yet RSVPed to Maria, please do so to reserve your spot! Family members are also welcome to attend for $28 per person on a first come first serve basis with our group tickets in the picnic seating area. We look forward to spending the evening with you!