Steubenville – Catholic Conference to bring High Schoolers into a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ
We have questions that need answering. Especially as young people, we want to do the right thing but aren’t sure how or where to look for guidance. As we’re thinking about these questions, there comes a roar that shakes our foundations:
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” -Matthew-11:28-30
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Catholic Youth Summer Camp
Registration for Catholic Youth Summer Camp is open! Our parish will be attending Session 7 (July 23-28) this year! Space is limited – we have secured reservations for 6 girls and 7 boys for this week only.
If you cannot attend with St. Jude the week of July 23-28, you will need to contact Damascus directly to register for another week (you may possibly be wait listed).
To register with our group, just follow this link and complete the following steps:
- Log in to an existing account or make an account and add campers.
- Select the campers you would like to register. Continue with filling out the forms.
- Click on “I belong to a group that has reserved space”
- Enter this code: JUDEPIUSNW23
- Select the group and continue with the reservation.
- At the end, you can choose to add a reservation for another camper or continue to payment.
- St. Jude of the Lake will assist each camper with $100 of the cost. Please use code JUDE100 at checkout.
The St. Jude of the Lake Leadership team is composed of high school juniors and seniors who have an active faith life and integrate this faith into their daily lives. The mission of the Leadership team is three-fold: (a) to deepen the faith life of the individual members; (b) to provide Catholic leadership training based on character development; (c) to provide opportunities for leadership in the Church.
Leadership models usually begin with an assessment of skills, gifts, and personality. Very few programs attempt development and formation of character as its basis. We aim for the latter model, namely that a Catholic leader is someone who understands the teaching of Jesus as the center of their life, created in the image and likeness of God, rather than simply a static personality or a skill set that someone learns. This means that faith and character are the foundation upon which skills are nurtured. Applications are available by invitation and below by clicking the button.
Leadership opportunities include running Teen Zone during Cornfest, helping with confirmation retreat, teaching as a catechist, serving as a Eucharistic minister, lector, or usher, and other volunteer activities.
Contact Christina Malloy
One of the great gifts high schoolers have to offer is their time and generosity. The Holy Spirit works through those who are open to sharing the gospel and doing great acts of charity.
Mission Possible empowers teens to strengthen their identity in Christ through providing opportunities for them to serve the Church and the community. These service events are both missionary in design and loads of fun. Through these projects, our youth grow in servant leadership and inspire us to be leaders as well.
Discipleship Groups (D-Groups):
Do you want a solid group of friends to grow in your faith from now until you graduate high school? Do you miss your small group from Confirmation, want to form Authentic Friendships, and want a good support group of people who will all walk together in faith?
Discipleship groups (D-groups) consist of 5-7 friends (guys or girls – single-gender groups) of the same grade who gather on a regular basis to discuss life, grow in their faith, have fellowship, and seek support for the challenges and joys of their high school years. Meetings occur off-campus… in homes or coffee shops in the area!
If you want to form your own group or want to be added to one, contact Christina Malloy
Adults: D-groups are led by a trained adult volunteer (a “Mentor”) who will be using a YDisciple series. Parents are encouraged to host at least one session at their home – so that they can see how cool the information is and know what is going on in their child’s faith life. Men mentors are especially needed!
Check out https://www.ydisciple.tv/catalog to check out YDisciple.
Duc in Altum
“CAST OUT INTO THE DEEP” Luke 5:1-11