High School Youth Ministry

2017-2018 High School Youth Ministry
It is easy to compartmentalize who we are. At school, you are this person. At home, you are that person. On your team, you are another person. At church, you are someone else. In prayer, you are this way. In friendships, you are that way. But God calls us to wholeness. We are called to be entirely His, always. Imagine what life could be if we always remembered that we are loved and known by God and allowed that to guide us. This coming year our ministry focus will be Identity Revealed. We will explore our identity in Christ, what it means to be known and loved by God, and how that can transform our lives – if we allow it. Join us this school year as we learn and grow through discussion, scripture, theology of the body, guest speakers, sports, service, prayer, and music in an effort to follow Christ, wholeheartedly.

2017-2018 Parent Meeting:

Parent information gathering for all parents of teens entering grades 9-12 will take place on Sunday, August 27 from 7-8 PM in Hendricks Hall.

Ministry Kick-off:

The high school youth ministry kick-off will be Thursday, September 7 from 7:30-9 PM in Enke Hall for all 9th-12th grade teens.

Youth Ministry Participation:

Annual completion of the Activity Consent Form ensures St. Brigid of Kildare has up-to-date emergency contact & medical information. Registration also provides required guardian permission for the teen’s involvement in our ministry’s programming. Subscribing to our weekly Wednesday email ensures you never miss out on upcoming gatherings, special events, and important deadlines.

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2017-2018 High School Youth Ministry Formation Series

The 2017-2018 formation year will be broken down into six short series and one overnight retreat (Feb. 10-11, save the date!). With clear start and end dates to each of the six series, teens and their families will be invited to make informed decisions about how they wish to use their time and which series may be most beneficial.

We will gather on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9 PM in Enke Hall on the dates noted below, aside from the Lenten Series when we will gather from 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall. Descriptions of each series will be shared in weekly ministry emails, through the bulletin, and on social media.

God Revealed Series
September 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 7:30-9 PM in Enke Hall
Who is God and how can scripture reveal God’s desires for our lives?

YOU: Life, Love, & Theology of the Body Series, part 1
October 5, 12, 19, & 26 / November 2, & 9 from 7:30-9 PM in Enke Hall
Discuss Creation, personhood, our purpose, our call to love, what love is, and the freedom of a chaste life.

Advent Series
November 30 / December 7, 14, & 21 from 7:30-9 PM in Enke Hall
Christian joy is the fruit of living the honest prayer, “Thy will be done”.

YOU: Life, Love, & Theology of the Body Series, part 2
January 4, 11, 18, & 25 / February 1 & 8 from 7:30-9 PM in Enke Hall
Discuss human sexuality, vocations, purposeful living, and our unique call to love while exploring what healthy relationships and a life of discipleship can look like.

Lenten Series
February 15 & 22 / March 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall
HS Youth Ministry will team with Adult Faith Formation to bring in guest speakers and interactive experiences to your Lenten journey.

Christ Series
April 5, 12, 19, & 26 / May 3 from 7:30-9 PM in Enke Hall
What are the fruits of life as a disciple of Jesus?

 

2017-2018 Service & Social Events

Urban Ministry: Oct. 4, Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7, April 4, & May 2

We meet in the Massey Teen Room at 5:35 PM and return to St. Brigid by 9 PM.
St. Brigid of Kildare HS Youth Ministry partners with St. Brigid of Kildare Knights of Columbus and The Vineyard Church to visit our homeless brothers and sisters in Columbus, provide meals and supplies, have conversation, and pray together.
Want to donate? Bring the following to the Massey Teen Room: adult size clothing, granola bars, gloves, socks, backpacks, duffle bags, hats, blankets, chap stick, lotion, toiletries, men’s & women’s underwear, feminine products, batteries, etc. Please no candles or worn out clothing.

Sent to Serve: November 5, 2017

November 5, 2017 from 12:15 PM-5 PM. Sign up will open soon. This event is free.
Join us for mass, lunch, and a day of service by helping our fellow parishioners with yard work, winterizing gardens, changing batteries in smoke detectors, changing the time on clocks (falling back!), cleaning windows, pulling out Christmas decorations, etc.

Dublin Chiller: January 14, 2018

January 14, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 PM. Sign-up will open after Thanksgiving. This event is $5/ person.
St. Brigid high school youth ministry will join many other Catholic parishes at the Dublin Chiller on January 14 for ice skating and broomball! This event is $5/ person + a bag of chips/ snacks.

Identity Revealed Winter Retreat: February 10-11, 2018

February 10-11, 2018 from Saturday, 8:30 AM – Sunday, 1:30 PM. Registration will open on Nov. 30, 2017.
This is an overnight retreat at the Heartland Conference Center in Marengo, OH. We will spend time away from the hustle of day-to-day life and take time to play, pray, hear from speakers, have discussion, question a vocations panel, and more! The cost is $65 per person + a food donation.

Diocesan Youth Rally: March 3, 2018

Information coming soon.

Sunday Social: April 15, 2018

St. Brigid Youth Ministry will host the April 15, 2018 Sunday Social! Help us set up for hosting the parish Sunday Social. Sign-up will open in March.

Senior Celebration: May 6, 2018

St. Brigid Youth Ministry will celebrate our 2018 graduates at a brunch following the 10:45 AM Mass on May 6, 2018. Graduates and their family members are invited to attend. RSVP will open in April.

Consider Volunteering for High School Youth Ministry

Your involvement in our teens faith formation matters! Please consider sharing your time and talent with the teens of our parish. Contact Laura Butsch, lbutsch@stbrigidofkildare.org, for more information. Please refer to the Safe Environment Requirements found on the parish website here.

Calendar of Events:

Contact:

Laura Butsch
Director of Youth Ministry
(614) 718-5832
lbutsch@stbrigidofkildare.org

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