A Letter from the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Greetings! I pray you and your families had a blessed summer full of fun, rest and good times with family and friends.
It was an exciting summer for us at Good Shepherd Youth Ministry! A summer that included trips to Kings Dominion, Old Rag and standup paddling in Georgetown. We also had fun weekly during youth group, soccer and drop-ins. Check out our old blog posts and Facebook page for some great photos of all the fun we had this summer. Of course we ended the summer with a great showing of teens at the International Festival. I am always humbled by how many of our teens step up to volunteer for such a great cause!
We Kick-Off the new school year for middle- and high-school students this Sunday, September 13 at 4:00 pm on the church grounds. We will have a free cookout, games and lots of fun! Everyone is welcome whether they are parishioners or not. Bring a friend so they may witness our youth ministry in action!
Our weekly youth group meetings resume on Sunday, September 20 after the 6:30 pm Mass (high school) and on Thursday, September 24 from 6:30-7:30 pm (middle school). We hope to see your child each week.
There are some great new communication tools we are using. This summer we rolled out our News Blog and Online Permission Forms with the new website. This Fall we are pleased to share with you a new Online Student Registration Form and large-scale texting capabilities (FlockNote). These new tools mean less paperwork for you and ease of use with mobile-friendly technology. Please register your child in the next few days, the process is simple and takes only a few minutes. Link
It truly is an exciting year, we are adding new events to our calendar every day. I, and our team of volunteer youth ministers, are excited to welcome your children at Good Shepherd this new school year! Thank you for trusting them to us as we seek to lead them to a transformative relationship with Christ, that they may love as Christ loves and serve as Christ serves.
Miguel De Ángel
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
September Kick-Off Party this Weekend!
Online Registration and Texting
In addition to the new form we would like to introduce FlockNote, a large-scale texting service for our teens. During the registration process you can opt-in to use our texting tool and ensure you are on the list for all youth ministry events and information.