Youth Ministry Update

January 25, 2015 - Youth Ministry

Week of Jan 25

Scripture: Mt 8:8- Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; but only say the word and my servant will be healed.

YouCat: Question 216 – In what way is Christ there when the Eucharist is celebrated? 

Question: Does this Scripture passage sound familiar?  When do we hear it?  Why?

Virtue: Sincerity

Saint: Timothy 


Winterhawks Game – Friday January 30th

Monthly Confirmation Session – Sunday February 1st – Gospel Reflection due

Volunteers needed to help with St. Joseph School Auction – talk to Sarah if interested

Pancake Breakfast Sunday February 8th – volunteers needed

Men’s Discernment Day – Sunday February 8th

Summer Events – Quo Vadis Days, Steubenville NW, Higher Calling, and Nun Run – talk to Sarah for details

Have you thought about serving on our youth leadership team? – talk to Sarah if you are interested!!       

Faith Tid-Bit:

In this Sunday’s Gospel, we hear Jesus’s call to his disciples: “Come after me.” Do you listen for the voice of Jesus? Where or to what is he calling you? When you make plans about the future whether about who to invite to a party, or what to do on the weekend, or what college to attend or activities to pursue, how does Jesus factor into that decision making? If Jesus was calling you to do something amazing and different, would you follow? We hear Jesus’s voice through Scripture, prayer, and the advice and encouragement of those who love us. Even though it might mean doing things that seem scary or uncomfortable, life with Jesus is full of blessing. Take time today to evaluate your plans for the future and see how you can make Jesus a part of them. What is Jesus’s call to you? 

Youth Ministry Update

January 18, 2015 - Youth Ministry

Week of Jan 18

Scripture: Jer 1:5 - Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.

YouCat: Question 271 – What does it mean to say that the family is a “Church in miniature”?

Question: What year did the Roe v Wade take place…how many children have been lost to abortion since the law was passed?

Virtue: Enterprise

Saint: Sebastian 


Candlelight Vigil – Thursday January 22, 2015 – 6pm at 3825 Wolverine St NE, Salem OR

Winterhawks Game – Friday January 30th

Men’s Discernment Day – Sunday February 8th

Faith Tid-Bit:

We are living in a culture that has pushed aside the dignity of the human person—what a tragedy that people are seen as objects and not the wonderful gifts they truly are.  I am so thankful for the leadership of our church standing firm on the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death.

“Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person – among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.” Catechism of the Catholic Church 2270

“…at the origin of every human being there is not something haphazard or chance, but a loving plan of God.” Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

“Give us the grace – When the sacredness of life before birth is attacked, to stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn life.” St. John Paul

Youth Ministry Update

January 10, 2015 - Youth Ministry

Week of Jan 11 

Scripture: Ps 51:12- Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new spirit within me.

YouCat: Question 194- What is baptism?

Question: What important event in Jesus’ Life are we celebrating this week?

Virtue: Counsel

Saint: Elizabeth Ann Seton


High School Service Night – Thursday January 15th – volunteers needed

Saturday January 17th – Night Service Opportunity – 4:45pm – 6:45pm

Life Rally – Sunday January 18th in Portland

Vicariate Winter Ski Trip – Monday January 19th

Candlelight Vigil – Thursday January 22, 2015 – 6pm at 3825 Wolverine St NE, Salem OR

Winterhawks Game – Friday January 30th   

Faith Tid-Bit:

Remember, life is not about you, but about what God does through you. John the Baptist was a powerful man, but he knew that he was only doing God’s work. In today’s world, we get caught up with titles, material things, and money, but we must remember that these things won’t get us into heaven. Jesus came to save us from these types of things so that we can refocus on our connection with God. Today, look at your life, and see how your future goals can be used to benefit God and give him glory. 

Youth Ministry Update

January 4, 2015 - Youth Ministry

Week of Jan 4 

Scripture: Mt 2:11- After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him.  Then, opening their treasure, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

YouCat: Question 170What is the most profound origin of the liturgy?

Question: What is the feast of the Epiphany?  What gifts do the three magi bring Jesus and what do they represent?

Virtue: Enthusiasm

Saint: Angela Foligno


Have you thought about your summer plans…informational meeting Sunday January 4th 3-3:30pm in the youth room with details about summer events and fundraising opportunities

Pancake Breakfast – January 11th – volunteers needed

Women’s Discernment Day – Saturday January 10th

Vicariate Winter Ski Trip – Monday January 19th

Faith Tid-Bit:

As we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany we learn a bit more about the gift that Christ is to all of us as our Priest, Prophet and King

December Newsletter

December 11, 2014 - News & Events

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December 2014