HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP – “AfterMass!”

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

 We’re Creating A Video for Parish’s 50th Anniversary!

AfterMass! will be putting together a video which will be focused on the 50th Anniversary of our parish.  We will be using past footage of the Catholic milestones from our members and we will soon be holding a get together to create additional footage for the video so stay tuned!!  We will be compiling/creating the video soon which will only be about 5 to 8 minutes in length and hopefully finishing before the end of October so time is of the essence.  Contact Mr. Van if you want to participate in this GREAT project!

Service Projects in Elk Grove Village, IL  – COME JOIN US!

The AfterMass! Youth Group has been helping out at the Alexian Village Supportive Living Community, 975 Martha Street, twice a month on Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  We continue to visit with the Alexian Village residents year round!  All High School teens wishing to join the Youth Group in this service are welcome to come and help us!  We will be spending time with the residents of Alexian Village visiting with them, working with them on various projects & crafts, helping them with some tasks, playing games with them and lots of other fun stuff.  See our latest photos.  The scheduled dates coming are Mondays, October 8 & 22, November 5 & 19, and December 3 & 17, 2018.   If you want to participate at Alexian Village, please let Mr. Van know and be sure to fill out and turn in the permission form (attached here).  God is calling you to help spread His love and to live your life as His true disciple!  Let us not fail to answer His call! 

Feed My Starving Children – Monday October 15, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

On Monday October 15, the AfterMass! Youth Group will be making a trip to Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg to help pack meals for unprivileged countries to help feed the poor.  Every time we do this, the event is a HUGE success!  We need volunteers for only one and a half hours to make an unbelievable difference in the lives of multitudes of people in foreign countries!  Won’t you join us?!  Family members including parents are welcome to join us!  There are a limited number of spots so if you want to participate, please Click here to let Mr. Van know as soon as possible that you want to come!

Youth Group Monthly Meeting – October 21, 2018 at 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Once a month the AfterMass! Youth Group holds our regular Sunday 6 p.m. meeting here at St. Julian Eymard in Shea Hall.  Our next Meeting is set for Sunday October 21, 2018 at 6-8 p.m.  We will be discussing our upcoming activities for the coming year as well as subjects that mean something to you!  Why not come see what we’re about and get involved?!! You’ll make new friends and have a great time working together to make the world a better place!  Contact Mr. Van for details.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for CHWC Trip – Sunday, November 11, 2018 after the 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Masses (set-up on Saturday November 10 at 4 p.m.)

Sunday November 11, 2018 after the 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Masses, the AfterMass! Youth Group will be sponsoring our first Pancake Breakfast to help cover the cost of the trip the teens will be taking next June to the Catholic Heart Work Camp in Nashville, Tennessee to help those less fortunate improve their lives.  All teens going to CHWC are required to help serve at the breakfast.  We also need help on the previous Saturday November 10 at 2 p.m. to set up Shea Hall for the event for about 1 to 1-1/2 hours.  Admission on Sunday will be $5 per person.  Bring your family and friends and come enjoy a delicious breakfast after Mass!

Kids Christmas Film Night – Holiday Babysitting – Friday, December 7, 2018

During the holiday season before Christmas, the AfterMass! Youth Group will hold a babysitting night for parents with young children who need time to go shopping for the holidays or simply need a night-off!  This year we’re holding that night on Friday December 7, 2018.  Parents can bring your kids 4 years old and up for an evening of holiday film watching & fun from 7 to 9 p.m.!  The teens entertain the kids with Christmas film favorites.  Parents of the participating children drop off their kids between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. All teens helping with the event should be at St. Julian by 6 p.m. to help set up.  Contact Mr. Van for further details.

Catholic Heart Work Camp Mission Trip - Next year’s destination:  NASHVILLE, TN (June 23-28, 2019)

Every year our AfterMass!Youth Group takes a trip to Catholic Heart Work Camp in the summer usually in June.  In 2019, by popular vote, we are headed to NASHVILLE, TN from June 23 to June 28, 2019.  The Catholic Heart Work Camp has a two-fold mission: To share the love of Jesus and serve the neglected, brokenhearted and marginalized in any way needed.  The Catholic Heart Work Camp mission is to revitalize communities and beautify homes for the elderly, disabled and those who cannot afford needed repairs.  Our goal is to inspire participants to serve in their local communities. The second part is to empower participants to live as disciples of Christ through serving others and to foster the spiritual growth of each participant through the sacraments, Catholic faith sharing and prayer.  Those attending the camp will also attend the 5:30 p.m. Mass on the previous Saturday evening of the trip at which a special blessing will be given to all our campers before we leave the following morning.   Our registration for the trip is currently open and there are spots available for a limited time!  If you’d like to go, contact Mr. Van via email to sign up, to ask any questions about our 2019 CHWC MISSION TRIP or if  you simply want to get involved in youth ministry!!