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Visiting the Residents of Alexian Village 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 2019 dates coming up are Mondays, August 19, September 9 & 23, October 7 & 21, November 4 & 18, and December 2 & 16.   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! 

Thank You St. Julian Eymard Parish for Your Support!! August 24-25, 2019

After all the Masses on the weekend of August 24-25, 2019, the AfterMass! Youth Group will be hosting refreshments in Shea Hall for the entire parish. All are invited to enjoy some refreshments while the teens tell of their recent experience at Catholic Heart Work Camp in Nashville, Tennessee!  All those who attended the camp are expected to be present to share your experience with the parishioners!  We invite everyone to come join us so we can thank you for your prayerful support and let you know just how we made the world a better place!

Youth Group Monthly Meeting – September 8, 2019 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

Once a month the AfterMass! Youth Group holds our regular meeting, usually on the third Sunday of every month at 6 p.m. here at St. Julian Eymard in Shea Hall.   However, our next meeting will be held on the second Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m.  We’ll be discussing the events of our upcoming year, God’s word in our lives and other subjects of importance to you!  Contact Mr. Van for details.  Come see what youth ministry is all about!

St. Julian Eymard Parish Picnic Volunteers – September 15, 2019 (after the 12:30 p.m. Mass)

We need volunteers on Sunday September 15, 2019, to help run the games for the children at the SJE Parish Picnic.  If you’d like to join in the fun and help, please contact Mr. Van for details on getting involved!

Catholic Heart Work Camp Mission Trip 2020 – TIME TO REGISTER FOR 2020!!!

Every year our AfterMass! Youth Group takes a trip to Catholic Heart Work Camp in the summer usually in June.  We just returned from Nashville, TN and had an amazing time!!!.  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.  REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020 TRIP OPENS SEPTEMBER 20, 2019.  TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT, YOU MUST CONTACT Mr. Van ASAP AND TURN IN YOUR $100 DEPOSIT!!  SPOTS ARE ONLY RESERVED ONCE YOU TURN IN YOUR DEPOSIT!  In the meantime, you can contact Mr. Van via email to ask any questions about our 2020 CHWC MISSION TRIP or if  you simply want to get involved in youth ministry!!

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for CHWC Trip – Sunday, November 10, 2019 after the 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Masses (set-up on Saturday November 9 at 4 p.m.)

Sunday November 10, 2019 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 next June to the Catholic Heart Work Camp 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 9 at 4 p.m. to set up Shea Hall for the event for about 1 hour.  Admission on Sunday for diners will be $5 per person.  Bring your family and friends and come enjoy a delicious breakfast after Mass!

Music for Confirmation Ceremony on Friday November 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

The current class of Confirmation Candidates will be confirmed on Friday November 15 at 7:00 p.m.  All AfterMass! Mass musicians will be providing the music.  We will be rehearsing for this special event on the previous Thursday Nov. 14 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the church.  Please let Mr. Van know if you would like to participate in the music for this special event!

Kids Christmas Film Night – Holiday Babysitting – Friday, December 6, 2019 During the holiday season before Christmas, the teens 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 6, 2019.  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.