REFLECTION: Artwork and the reflection below is from artist Greg Olsen. "Lost and Found" painted 2003
"I recently received an e-mail from a young man who expressed his discouragement at not being able to find many images of the Savior with teenagers. He noted that he had seen many paintings depicting Christ with loveable little children, but rarely had he found his age group represented in such a setting. This young man closed his message with these heartfelt words: What about us? Many of us have probably asked a similar question. What about me? Who doesn't love little children with all their precious innocence and charm? But what about those of us that may not feel as lovable; those of us who may have struggled and lost our way, or who have wandered paths that have left us worn and doubting our worth? Thankfully, Christ's love carries no conditions and is extended in full measure, especially to those who feel lost and forgotten."
High School Youth are so creative, full of energy and ideas of how world "should be" and how they can make a difference. They CAN, DO, and WILL make a difference now and in the future. They all have different gifts and talents. They each have charisms that God has given them to share with the world! They want and need to know they are being heard and to feel as if they are accepted.
ELEVATE YM is an opportunity and a safe place where they can go to dive deeper into their Catholic faith.
It's up to us to journey with them, mentor them, accept them, pray with and for them, support them and listen to them. Many would say they are the "future of the church". In some cases, they are right. BUT, consider this. They are the church NOW. We are all called to pick up our cross and carry the light of Christ wherever we go. We are all SAINTS IN THE MAKING.
Elevate registration form for 2020-2021
As of 11/12/2020, we will be meeting remotely via ZOOM. The link for each session is sent to parents & youth via email/Flocknote. Please contact Michelle May if you or your child would like to be added to the list.
You are encouraged to check out the Diocesan site for the (Un)Convention. There's a TON of videos, stories, songs, prayers, articles and challenges from youth, the Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry Cindee Case, the Diocesan Administrator Msgr. Siffrin, and Steve Angrisano an internationally known speaker, artist & storyteller. Link for the 2020 Diocesan Youth (Un)Convention
Also, here's an opportunity to visit The Bascillica of the National Shrine of the Immacualte Conception in Washington, DC. Here's the link Virtual Tour of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Next YOUTH NIGHT will take place Wednesday, December 2nd.
UPDATED TIMES: We'll meet on Sundays at 7pm and Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
~Act justly ~ Love mercy ~ Walk humbly ~MICAH 6:8