LOL 2014 Mission Trip to Waterloo, IA - December 11
Students and adults are invited to attend an informational meeting about next year’s Love Out Loud mission trip to Waterloo, Iowa. The trip will take place from July 13 - 19 and is open to all youth who have graduated 8th grade, whether they are parishioners or not. We’ll be working with church groups from around the country to do home repair for those in need. The cost of the trip is $440, which depends on the success of our fundraising efforts. The informational meeting will take place from 7:30-8:30pm in the Teen Room.
Click here to download "Taking the Advent Story Home", a devotional written by Vibrant Faith Ministries. This ebook contains short daily devotions, conversation starters and easy service ideas to help your family prepare your hearts for Christmas.
Looking for youth-oriented reflections on the Sunday Gospel readings?
Any Given Sunday endeavors to bring the richness and beauty of the weekly Sunday readings alive for the young church. Reflections are written by some of the best-known Catholic youth speakers, musicians and comedians in the country. Click here for this weekend's reflection.
National Youth Leadership Conference 2013
Sami O'Neill, Reilly Kincaid, Kathryn Harrington and Barry O'Donnell at NCYC with Fr. Jason and 25,000 other excited people in the Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.
Love Out Loud Mission Trip 2013 participants
A note of gratitude from a woman our youth helped during the mission trip this past summer:
Thank you for all the hard work that you and the kids did building my new deck and ramp. I really appreciate them now since 8/3 I broke my leg. I am now in a wheelchair and the ramp is helping my daughter take me to the doctor. It looks like I will be in this wheelchair for awhile. I thank God for people like you who are willing to help people like me who need repairs on their homes but can't afford them.
I enjoyed your company and the kids were great. Thanks for all your help and may God bless you all.
Diocese of Joliet Kairos Retreats
The Diocese is offering Kairos Retreats for high school juniors & seniors in schools that do not offer the retreat.
Upcoming dates are:
• Jan 3-5, 2014
• April 4-6, 2014
• Oct 3-5, 2014
• Jan 9-11, 2015
• April 24-26, 2015
• Oct 23-25, 2015
For more information and to register, click here.