May 9 and May 22 Youth Group Meetings
We had a very successful and fun HS Youth Group meeting this past Sunday. We were pleased to welcome almost 20 students to participate in an evening of games and good food. The cupcakes were especially delicious!
We played “Elephant Stampede” among other games and were happy to welcome a few new students to the festivities. Above is a sampling of some pictures taken that evening.
May 22: Normal YG Meeting & Senior Recognition Night
During our regular HS Youth Group meeting next Sunday, May 22, we will take time to recognize our graduating Seniors with our tradition of placing their handprint on the wall in the Youth Center. This tradition is open to any student that has participated in YG in the past and is now graduating. This does not mean that Youth Group ends. We continue throughout the summer and we encourage return visits and continued involvement (perhaps with the Young Adult group) .
HS WorkCamp Thank Yous & Fundraising Update
The WorkCamp Dinner & Silent Auction was a huge success with almost 200 in attendance!
We have many people to thank: A special thank you to the team that made it all happen: Lisa Rimmington, Denise Hayden & Ed Gemperline.
Thank you to the Knights of Columbus whose generous donation and delicious food made the night.
And, most importantly, THANK YOU to our wonderful Parishioners who bought tickets, battled over Auction items and participated in the raffle. Without you this event would not have been a success. Thanks to our Parish support, the teens look forward to a fun and fruitful WorkCamp this summer.
The proceeds from the Dinner & Auction was enough to cover all our basic WorkCamp fees. We are now working on the final bits of fundraising to cover transportation and other miscellaneous costs. The 2nd collection during Masses on June 4/5 will benefit GS Youth Ministry. Please be generous!
May 28/29 HS Lock-In
Volunteering for Students & Adults
New Christ House Leadership Needed
As Mike O'Neil continues with his Deacon role he will need to step down from managing the Good Shepherd volunteers at Christ House. We are seeking an adult to take on this rewarding task. There is a strong infrastructure in place and it should be easy for a new adult to step in. Please contact Mike O'Neil firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Christ House volunteer days are June 2 and July 7 from 3:30 - 6:30 pm.
MS Adult Leadership Needed
8th graders are graduating and GS is in need of new adult leaders for our Thursday Middle School Youth Group meetings. Contact Miguel email@example.com.
Adult Coordinator for Donut Sundays
The Youth Ministry team needs an adult to assist with coordinating the monthly donuts after Mass. A strong infrastructure is in place for ordering, volunteer scheduling and initial setup, but we need 1 person to bring it all together. Contact Miguel firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teens: Donut Sunday and Sharing Sunday
Spots are available to help serve donuts after Masses on June 5 and July 3. Visit the signupgenius link for more information.
Teens are encouraged to help during Sharing Sunday the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Volunteers help restock the Good Shepherd kitchen and ready donations for pickup. Time commitment is usually about 1 hour. Contact Miguel email@example.com.
Students Volunteering with MSWC
Middle School WorkCamp takes place August 7 - 10. High School students are encouraged to volunteer and help with guiding the Middle School students. All service work is performed locally. Contact Miguel firstname.lastname@example.org.