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Important Meeting This Week and Next + Future Events!

posted May 25, 2015, 8:36 AM by Matthew Baum
Good Morning,

First of all, Happy Memorial Day!  I'm sending this message out to all the lists and all our previous events.  We're having two organizational meetings coming up to review everything we've done over the course of the last year, talk about what we liked, what we didn't like, and what we'd like to see happen new.  It's VERY important that you try to come to this!  Even if you're not a regular, come this week and let us know the sort of thing you'd like to see.  We very much value your thoughts and we want to help this group help each of you in your Journey of faith!

STUDENT MEETING - The Student meeting (anyone entering 9th grade in the fall through those who are about to graduate) will be this Wednesday, May 27th from 7pm-9pm in the school music room.  Come with ideas on what you liked, didn't like, want to see more of!  


PARENT MEETING - I'd like to do the same thing with the parents.  On Wednesday, June 3rd, from 7pm-9pm in the school music room, all PARENTS of students entering 6th-12th grade, and interested adult volunteers are invited!  I'd like to talk about how we can get some more parental involvement in things, keep you folks in the loop, and get some ideas that you may have about moving forward with youth ministry.  You're invited even if you're not a parishoner at St. Benedict's, but are just interested in seeing more good, wholesome activities available for our youth.


To sort of get us started, for both meetings, I'd like us to focus on goods, bads, do less, do more, in 4 rough categories.  
Service, - How do we serve the community
Social, - Fun events to help the kids bond and celebrate
Study - Answering the questions we have about the faith, and learning more
Spiritual - Prayer, adoration, retreats, living the faith


Hershey Park - FORMS ARE DUE THIS FRIDAY MAY 27TH - Forms are available at http://jpii.stbenedictchurch.org/forms  Cost in $70 for non-members (anyone who wants to come in grades 6-12.)  Members rate is $35 (those who worked cookie baking)  The trip is MONDAY JUNE 22nd  - We MUST have a minimum of 35 students to make the trip happen.

Youth ACTIVITIES WEEK - Youth Activities week will be held Monday-Friday June 15-19th.  This is Open to anyone Entering 6th through exiting 12th grade!  Registration for Coal Tubing and Paintball is due JUNE 8th (we can take a few late registrations, but we MUST have a minimum of 15 registered for each by June 8th or we will have to cancel...you can do this...)  Sign up for the rest of the events at http://www.volunteerspot.com/group/155766130086 (or click the volunteerspot button on our homepage)

- Monday - Movie Night/Potluck
- Tuesday - Coal Tubin'
-Wednesday - Game Night (Smash Bros, Rock Band, Corn Hole, Bocce, Can-Jam, etc)
-Thursday - WWIII Paintball
-Friday - Bonfire

Summer Retreat - Our Date is set for Monday-Wednesday June 30,31, July 1st.  Registrations will be out shortly.  Any adults who wish to help run the retreat, please contact me soon.

Hope to see everyone at the Student/Parent Meeting coming up this week and next!
-Fr. Matt Baum







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