Junior High Youth Ministry
For info on Religious Education for Junior High students, click HERE.
We are excited to offer our junior high students different opportunities for gathering this fall! As we continue to avoid large indoor gatherings, we will NOT be hosting our traditional, once-a-month dinner and meeting for 7th and 8th graders. Instead, we will be hosting one in-person outdoor gathering and one online gathering each month:
* On the first Thursday of the month, we will be hosting an online gathering that will be both a catch-up time for our teens to talk to one another, and a game night. We have a variety of online games that we can do together and Mary Jo has an endless list of questions to get our teens talking! This meeting will run from 7-8 pm. Parents on our Junior High email list will be sent a Zoom link on the day of the meeting. If you're not on the list but want to be added, please contact our office!
* On the third Thursday of the month, we will be hosting an in-person, outdoor gathering, happening in our back field and the Youth Ministry courtyard. We have a lot of activities we can do while still staying physically distant! Teens should bring their own chair if possible (we have some but not enough for everyone) and a mask (we also have extras of those if teens forget one.) Teens will have access to the bathrooms in the Youth Center (but everyone entering the building must be wearing a mask), and we will have individually wrapped snacks and drinks available. This fall, we are NOT gathering for dinner as we have done in the past. If conditions change during this school year, we hope to add dinner back sometime in the spring. For now, this meeting will run from 6:30-8 pm, which should give families time to eat together before the meeting. We've outfitted the courtyard with lights and a heater so it should be comfortable even in cold weather. As the weather gets colder and darker, we may reevaluate if these meetings should continue, but we expect to use our firepit regularly, so s'mores and hot chocolate may also be on the agenda!
* For more details on our safety protocols for in-person and online gatherings, click HERE.
* We hope to offer some small service projects throughout the fall. These would be either indoor or outdoor, depending on the event, and be limited to a small number of participants. We will publish more info on these as they are scheduled.
Here is our tentative schedule for Fall 2020:
Sept. 17 - Outdoor Gathering 6:30-8 pm - Field/Courtyard
Oct. 1 - ONLINE catch-up/game night 7-8 pm
Oct. 15 - Outdoor Gathering 6:30-8 pm - Field/Courtyard
Oct. 26 or 29 - Service Opportunity exact time/location TBA
Nov. 5 - ONLINE catch-up/game night 7-8 pm
Nov. 19 - Outdoor Gathering 6:30-8 pm - Field/Courtyard
Dec. 3 - ONLINE catch-up/game night 7-8 pm
Dec. 17 - Outdoor Gathering 6:30-8 pm - Field/Courtyard
We hope to offer other events on the weekend or with other parishes, stay tuned for more details!
For more info on any of our programs, please contact the Youth Ministry Office at 734-464-1677 or firstname.lastname@example.org!