Youth Group Memories 2018
Sundays Theme: Life giving Sacrifice
We contemplated Christ's Passion as we persevere in our Lenten Resolutions this Holy Week. "For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son." (John 3:16) We entered deeper into our Lords Passion by meditating on the Stations of the Cross as we prepare our hearts to accompany Jesus during Holy Week. We connected this theme with Sacred Scripture passages from our bibles, reviewing the passages and discussing ways to live this out at home, in school and in our Parish community through getting involved at service projects and being present for Christ during the Liturgy of Holy Week. Our Youth Group T-Shirts came in! They are $15, if you would like to buy one contact [email protected] We will be having a free-will donation Pancake Breakfast after the 8:30 Mass at Roling Hall this Easter Sunday the 21st to support our youth attending the NCYC in Indiana this November. Bring your family after Mass and don't worry about cooking this Easter, we will do that for you! Thank you Youth Group for all your hard work in preparing this fundraiser for NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference).
We watched a short clip of “The 13th Day,” and discussed different penances we could do to repair for all the ways that God is offended. We prayed the prayer of reparation that the Angel of Fatima taught the children: “My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I ask pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You! Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly, and I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference with which He Himself is offended. And, through the infinite merits of His most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of poor sinners.” Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother* and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home. John 19:25-27
We watched a short clip of “The 13th Day” and discussed the power of prayer. Queen Esters prayer and intercession saved her race. When Jesus prayed and interceded to God on our behalf, he opened the gates of heaven for us by His sacrifice on the cross, offering salvation to the human race! We discussed on in our lives God has given us the gift and task of uniting our sacrifices and difficulties with Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for the conversion of sinners and salvation of souls.
Joe Pietz shared his testimony of a deep encounter with Christ through prayer and we made resolutions that during this time of Lent, may we work for a more profound relationship with Jesus through prayer and share this gift with others! We connected this with the 13th Day, a movie about Our Lady of Fatima and the shepherd children Jacinta, Francesco, and Lucia. She implored the children to pray because “many souls go to hell because they have nobody to pray and offer sacrifices for them.” May we respond to her petition of daily praying the rosary for the conversion of sinners and peace! We then connected it to Sacred Scripture and pondered how to concretely enflesh this in our daily lives. "Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you, as an act of reparation for the conversion of sinners?" (Words of the Blessed Mother to shepherd children in Fatima Portugal, 1917)
Sundays Theme: Overcoming Temptations
We watched a short clip of “One Night with the King,” about Queen Ester to see the power of fasting and prayer in this Lenten season. Through Queen Ester's petition of fasting of prayer, God saved His chosen people from the hands of their persecutors. May we imitate her example and overcome temptations of complicity or fear of showing our Christian face and enter into a deeper ascetical life this Lenten season for spiritual protection. We have sign up sheets for fun trips, events and service projects (NCYC, fun-city laser tag, pilgrimage to Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport, rodeo, ski trip, trip to the zoo, Eucharistic Adoration for Fridays 7-8pm, Church Choir, alter server, end-of-the-month-meals, and many more)! We discussed promoting service projects such as serving at our Friday Parish Movie night at the concessions and popcorn machine!
We had a great time last Saturday at our March for life and Sunday watching St Paul Apostle of Christ!!! May we continue to build the culture of love and life to everyone we meet.
"Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the Lord, your God, obeying his voice, and holding fast to him." (Deuteronomy 30:19-20)
We also will be having our March for life this Saturday at 10:30am at 10th St and Avenue F, and we are having hot chocolate and cookies after!
"I have come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly." (John 10:10)
Consider attending NCYC, the National Catholic Youth Conference November 21st-24th!
Thank you everyone who signed up to come to NCYC! Please remember to bring your deposits to the office!
Thank you, Youth Group members, for all your hard work in our Christmas Pageant!
Thank you Youth Group members for helping to decorate our Parish!
The Church looks so beautiful! May we like Our Blessed Mother Mary and St Joseph prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus so that he may have a place to rest.
We had a great time at our Christmas Bazaar!!
Thank you to all of our youth for participating in our Christmas Bazaar!
We had so much fun with the cupcake walk, the bingo, the face-painting, the raffle and the prizes at our Christmas Bazaar!
We had a great time last Sunday with our advent activities, pizza and learning about the dignity of each human person!
Thank you Karen for speaking to our Youth Group about the Right for Life!
Thank you everyone who participated in our Youth launch!
You all did so well with the Catholic Jeopardy and the treasure hunt!!
Thank you for all who support our youth at Holy Trinity High School!
Thank you everyone who participated in our Youth Group fishing trip!
We had a great time in our fishing tournament, so many of you caught big fish!!
Thank you Fr Joseph for catching a big catfish!
Thank you Father Mark for cleaning out the pond!
Thank you members of our Youth Group that participated and danced in the Fiesta!
Thank you Youth Group members that marched in the parade!
Our Right to Life float!
Our Knights of Columbus float!
Thank you members of our Youth Group that participated in the Holy Trinity play!
Thank you members of our Youth Group that participated in our world-wide rosary!
Junior High Youth Group Rally!
Thank you Youth Group for all your service!
Thank you for helping to serve and catechize our youth!
"Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors for Christ." (St John Paul II)