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11/03/15
Confirmation date
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Posted by: Betty @ 3:59 pm

Confirmation at OLPH for youth from OLPH & St Philip Benizi will be on Sunday, May 22, 2016 ~ 10:30 am Mass @ OLPH Church.  Reception following Mass in the Parish Center.

The celebrant will be Bishop Peter Smith. 
Please mark your calendars for May 22 - also mark May 15th as we will have class at noon and practice after the noon Spanish Mass. More information will be coming.
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November meetings
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Posted by: Betty @ 12:43 pm

November 8 and 15 at noon in OLPH Parish Center.

November 22 help with Advent Fair & soup.
Optional event is “Gravy Bowl” on November 27 in Springfield.
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Confirmation Date
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Posted by: Betty @ 12:43 pm

May 22, 2015 at OLPH

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09/16/15
Handout from Meeting
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Posted by: Betty @ 4:00 pm

YOUTH GROUP 2015-16 -  September 13, 2015 meeting for parents and youth

Our main focus will be on preparing for Confirmation in 2016.  I submitted  two dates: May 22 – first choice & May 15 – second choice.

Confirmation is not a “graduation” from CCD classes. It is one of the steps on our faith journey, an opportunity to build upon what is already known and experienced while gaining additional experiences of reflection, prayer and learning that will help them make a well-informed decision and commitment to discipleship (discipleship implies continuing education and formation.) We are never too old to learn and experience spiritual growth.

The archdiocese requires our young people to have knowledge about the sacraments, the Creed, the Catholic Church, Morality and the fruits and Gifts of the Holy Spirit as well as experience a rich and variety of prayer forms. Also they ask for all our young people to build a relationship with the parish community. Just as in our high schools, service hours in the community and church are required. But we will be keeping track of them in a different way. Helping in one of the ministries at Mass is one way of doing service and being part of the “Church”. They will also be participating in a couple mini retreats and a weekend retreat in the Spring.

All work and no play makes “Jack & Jill” very dull… so along with the learning, we want the youth to have fun  - and will be having activities to enjoy the world…

All high school students are invited to take part in the Youth Group, even if they have already been confirmed – as those then can share their knowledge and experience with others.

For those being confirmed, if they were not baptized at OLPH or St Philip, I will need to see their baptismal certificate.

Sponsors and a saints name are also something that the young people can be thinking about. A sponsor is someone you look up to as being a mentor in the Catholic faith.  They might want to find a saint that either they feel a bond or could be a “mentor” by their life style.

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2015-2016 Youth Schedule
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Posted by: Betty @ 3:52 pm

Sept 27 ~ Help with CCD/ Parish Potluck


Oct 4 ~ Blessing of Animals & coffee and donuts
Oct 11 ~ Knights breakfast/ Confirmation class
Oct 18 Confirmation class

Oct 25 ~ Help with CCD activity
Nov 8 ~ Knights breakfast/ Confirmation Class
Nov 15 ~ Confirmation Class
Nov 23 ~ Advent Fair @ OLPH
Nov 27 Gravy Bowl (football)
Dec 13 Parish Christmas Dinner
Dec 20 ~ Decorating Church @ OLPH/SPB/ ??caroling
Dec 25 Christmas Community Dinner @ OLPH
Jan 10 ~ Knights breakfast/ Confirmation class
Jan 17 ~ Confirmation class
Jan 24 ~ ??Souper Bowl Sunday Soup Lunch @ OLPH
Feb 7 ~ Help with CCD activity
Feb 14 ~ Knights breakfast/ Confirmation class
Feb 21 Confirmation class
Lenten Stations of the Cross @ OLPH/SPB
Mar 14 ~ Knights breakfast/ Confirmation class

Mar 21 ~ St Patrick’s Day Dinner @ OLPH
Mar 26 Easter Vigil Reception @ OLPH
Apr 10 ~ Knights breakfast/ Confirmation class
Apr 17 ~ Solemn Communion Reception
Apr 24 ~ Solemn Communion Reception @ OLPH
May 1 ~ Help with CCD activity/ Living Rosary/ Parish Potluck
May 8 ~ Knights breakfast/ Confirmation class or practice
May 15 or 22 Confirmation Mass
We will also have 2 mini retreats and a weekend retreat plus some “fun” events.

We will not do individual service hours, but rather group events and activities -of service- and the youth can count them on their school records as well as following Jesus’ mission to serve others as part of their Confirmation experience.

If you were not able to make the September 13th meeting and get a handout, please check the Religious Education/Youth on the website for other information.
Looking forward to an eventful and SUPER YEAR!!!
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09/09/15
Youth Meeting
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Posted by: Betty @ 3:22 pm

There will be a meeting this Sunday after Mass at OLPH for all youth group parents and students. We are in a “confirmation year” so all students wanting confirmation and all parents wanting to have a say in scheduling should be at the meeting. 

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