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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, May 7 & 21, June 4, July 2 & 16, and August 6 & 20.   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!

Youth Group Monthly Meeting – May 20, 2018 at 6:00 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 will be held at Queen of the Rosary!  While we currently have it set for Sunday May 20, 2018 at 6 p.m. stayed tuned to this website for a possible change in date. Since this year we will be traveling with the Queen of the Rosary youth group to Catholic Heart Work Camp in Fremont NE, we will be holding the joint meeting to get to know one another before the trip!  All campers going on the trip must attend.  Contact Mr. Van for details.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for CHWC Trip – Sunday, April 29, 2018 after the 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Masses (set-up on Saturday April 28 at 2 p.m.)

Sunday April 29, 2018 after the 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Masses, the AfterMass! Youth Group will be sponsoring another Pancake Breakfast to help cover the cost of the trip the teens will be taking this June to the Catholic Heart Work Camp in Fremont, Nebraska 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 April 28 at 2 p.m. to set up Shea Hall for the event for about 1-2 hours.  Admission on Sunday will be $5 per person.  Bring your family and friends and come enjoy a delicious breakfast after Mass!

Catholic Heart Work Camp Mission Trip - WE’RE HEADED TO FREMONT, NEBRASKA!!!

Every year our AfterMass! Youth Group takes a trip to Catholic Heart Work Camp in the summer usually in June.  NEXT YEAR WE ARE GOING THE WEEK OF JUNE 24-29, 2018 to FREMONT, NEBRASKA!!  Come join us!!  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 a special send off Mass prior to the trip at which a special blessing will be given to all our campers before we leave on our trip.   If you want to go, we only have a handful of spots left so contact Mr. Van to let him know that you want to go to Fremont, Nebraska!  Don’t miss out on all the fun!!!  Contact Mr. Van via email to ask any questions about the CHWC MISSION TRIP or if  you simply want to get involved in youth ministry!!