Thu. 2/17 7-9pm YOUTH GROUP in the Parish Center. We had a great discussion on The Chosen series last time and people shared they wanted to do more of that. We will watch episode 2 together and talk about it then play games and have free time. If you haven't seen it and want to watch what we did last time, check out Episode 1 on here. It's not required to have watched it but will help you dive in and know who the characters are.
Tue. 2/22 9:30am-12pm Serving at St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen downtown. Preferred if your parents can drop you off but we can provide rides if you communicate up front. YOU MUST RSVP TO US BY THIS FRIDAY. We need to tell them how many people are coming so they can coordinate which jobs they want us to do.
Thu. 2/24 7pm - Informational Mtg for those interested in coming to World Youth Day in Portugal next summer. Parents encouraged and welcome to come to learn more with you. Attending does not commit you, but it is a chance to learn more about the commitment, the trip, fundraisers, pre pilgrimage plans, etc. Meeting will take place both in person and on Zoom. Invite older siblings, friends, cousins, etc who might be interested in learning more! Please email me to RSVP.
Sat 3/5 in the evening (time TBD) - Dinner and hang out at the parish for the Virtual Diocesan Youth Conference. We will all have dinner, hang out then log in together for speaker Steve Angrisano. There is also the possibility of Mass at the Cathedral on Sunday with Bishop Mike as part of this. I will keep you posted on the time.
Thu. 3/10 YOUTH GROUP in the Parish Center - The Chosen Episode 3 Discussion and free time/games
Living Stations of the Cross - we will be presenting the Living Stations of the Cross again on Good Friday and would LOVE for you to participate! We need readers, silent actors, etc. Please RSVP. You need to be able to make at least 3 of the rehearsals.
Rehearsals: March 24, March 31, April 7, April 13 - 7-8:30pm
Living Stations - Good Friday, April 15th at 7pm
Prayer Path Set Up & Volunteering - Each year we transform the Parish Center into an interactive Prayer Path for individuals and families. It's a big lift and we need help setting up, running it/welcoming guests, and resetting stations.
Set Up: Wed 4/6 - 6-9pm; Thu 4/7 6-9pm
Prayer Path Hours: Fri 4/8 7-8:30pm; Sat 4/9 4:30-7:30pm; Sun 4/10 8:30am-2:00pm
Tear Down: Sun 4/10 2-4pm
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP!
FUTURE 2021/2022 YOUTH NIGHTS 7-9pm at the Parish Center (old school building).
May 5, 19
Additional gatherings, outings, service, etc. will be added as we go throughout the year. Masks are required in the building.
Youth Group is for everyone in 9-12 grade – whether you go to public school, Catholic high school, or are home schooled. Friends are ALWAYS welcome – they do not need to be Catholic or come to our parish.
It’s not really a “group” you join – just a community you are always welcome in. Don’t stress about whether you can be ALL IN and come to every gathering or only a few. Please just come!
Keep an open mind – we talk/reflect on faith, we pray, we play games, we have time in the gym, we snack a lot, we do service, we go on trips, etc. Some of it might be out of your comfort zone but we work on where faith and actual life intersect as Catholic teens and journey together. This is a safe space to just be yourself. No perfect people allowed.
PLEASE RSVP to things. It makes it so much easier to plan. Come when you can, bring friends, etc but it’s helpful to know so I have enough snack and materials on hand and we start when people arrive.
Join our Remind Texts – Text @olshyouth to phone # 81010 to get text updates. When you respond to them the replies come ONLY to Mrs. Sarah so feel free to write back and know its not in a group chat.
If you have questions or need anything anytime, please let me know. I look forward to seeing familiar faces and lots of new ones and getting to know everyone more this year. Good luck with the start of school!!!
Parents and Teens join our Remind Text Group for alerts by texting "@olshyouth" to phone # 81010.
For those regularly attending we need to have a registration form on file - please have a parent or guardian fill out the form to the right under photos.
2020-2021 COVID Guidelines for Youth Group in person
-Please do a self health assessment prior to coming. Do not attend if you have a fever, stomach ache, chills, or other Covid symptoms; have been knowingly exposed to Covid; or have traveled to an area on the quarantine list within the past 2 weeks. You will be asked upon arrival to verify these things.
-Upon arrival each attendee (including volunteers) will have a temperature check and be asked to use hand sanitizer. Regular hand washing will be encouraged throughout.
-Please enter the Main Parish Center Doors wearing a mask. Since some of our games are athletic and we include snack, we will not be masked the entire time and there are brief times your child may be near someone who is not masked. We will do our best to wear masks and maintain safety.
- Snacks will be individual portions and served by gloved and masked volunteers to reduce multiple people touching utensils, reaching in bowls, etc.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sarah at email@example.com or 716-847-8209.
Our Mission Statement:
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Youth Group strives to develop Christ-centered faith in young adults as they take an active role in our Church. We work hard to use our talents and positive attitudes to inspire and be role models for all ages. We are always welcome to new members who are looking to have fun and serve with new energy in a Christian family.
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Buy quality gifts, such as jewelry and sacramentals, from this US based Catholic owned company and help us earn 50% of sales. www.totallycatholicfundraising.com/shop
Enter Parish Code 6117 at check out
ONGOING RECYCLING FUNDRAISER!!!
Drop your cans and bottles off at 12th Man Can & Bottle on Abbott just 1/2 mile from OLSH and mention they are for "Sacred Heart Youth Group." No need to wait just drop and go! Open 7 days/week. All glass bottles need to be in cardboard boxes please.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Sarah Leahy
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-824-8209.