Youth Ministry Update

May 24, 2015 - Youth Ministry

Week of May 24 – Feast of Pentecost

Scripture: Titus 3:1- Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work

YouCat: Question 519 – What does it mean to say, “Hallowed by the name?”

Question: Where does your loyalty rest?

Virtue: Loyalty

Saint: Gregory VII


Confirmation Practice – Tuesday May 26th

Last call – all youth interested in attending Steubenville NW please let me know by Wednesday May 27th!

Faith Tid-Bit:

Like a good teacher, Jesus provides us with guidance and reveals his teaching to us over time. In this Scripture reading he tells his disciples that he is not leaving them alone. The Holy Spirit will lead them to truth. The disciples still had lots of questions, and there were many things that they did not understand. We hear in Scripture about the many times when they failed to understand what Jesus was saying. But, over time, the Holy Spirit worked on them and they became the great teachers of the early church.

Msgr. Carl Gimpl – 60th Year of Ordination Celebration – June 14, 2015

May 18, 2015 - News & Events


Please join us for Msgr. Carl Gimpl’s 60th year of Ordination celebration.

It will be held June 14, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at St. Anthony Hall in Sublimity (sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Scio).

11758 Sublimity Rd. SE Sublimity, OR 97385

St. Barbara Cemetery – Memorial Day Mass & Second Collection

May 18, 2015 - News & Events


There will be a Memorial Day Mass and dedication of the new altar at St. Barbara Cemetery on Monday, May 25 at 4:00 p.m. (Courtesy of the Knights of Columbus)

Liberty and Missouri Street South
Salem, OR 97302

There will also be a second collection for St. Barbara Cemetery during the weekend Masses on May 30 & 31.

Youth Ministry Update

May 17, 2015 - Youth Ministry

Week of May 17 – Feast of the Ascension

Scripture: Mt 16:18 - And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.  

YouCat: Question 478Why can we be confident that our prayer is heard by God? 

Question: What does the Feast of the Ascension mean for us?

Virtue: Leadership

Saint: Peter


Service Night 5/21 – cancelled – stay tuned for more volunteer options

Confirmation Practice – Tuesday May 26

Faith Tid-Bit:

As glorious as Easter and the resurrection are, it might be wished that we would spend some of our energies celebrating the glory of the Ascension, too.  If we were left with just Easter, we would have a risen Lord, but still earthbound, making appearances to the disciples who would still be without the Holy Spirit or much understanding of what had happened, let alone any participation in the dying and rising of the Lord which the Spirit makes possible in us.  The Ascension of the Lord is the first instance of humanity going to heaven.  Jesus is truly human as well as truly divine, so it must be remembered that in him the first human person is joined to the Father in the eternal vision of God.  The human race is now reconciled forever with God in Christ. 

Another way of putting it is that the gates of heaven are opened by the ascension of Jesus. 

Youth Ministry Update

May 10, 2015 - Youth Ministry

Week of May 10

Scripture: Jn 15:9As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.

YouCat: Question 470 – What prompts a person to pray?  

Question: What does it mean when someone says they ‘are spiritual but not religious’?

Virtue: Knowledge

Saint: Matthias


Sunday Faith Formation

11:30am – 7th/8th and High School and 5:30pm – Final Session May 17th (please note that we are not meeting May 10th – Mother’s Day)

Plenty of volunteer opportunities and fun events – continue to check the bulletin, email updates, and Facebook!

Faith Tid-Bit:

On a scale of one to ten, how much respect would you say you have for rules in your life? Do you ever roll your eyes at rules, or feel like life would be better if you didn’t have to follow them? Teenagers follow all kind of rules: parental rules, school rules, rules for sports teams and activities, civil laws, the rules of the road. But the most important rules you have are the ones Jesus gives us to live by: the commandments. These rules are there to guide us along the path of life. Following them is not always easy, but if we do follow them, we can live holy lives that are pleasing to God. The world often encourages us to do the opposite of what the commandments teach, but we are called to live lives that reveal God’s love to the world. Which commandments do you need to work on keeping?