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SPRING EVENTS & SUMMER CAMPS

Immersion: Visit with the Monks at Belmont Abbey
When: March 18, Details TBD

Visit the monks, tour the monastery, join them for Midday Prayer, and talk to one of them about his vocation story. Pretty awesome opportunity. More parent drivers needed. Plenty of teen spots left, but filling quickly. We’ll have a lunch cost of probably $8 or so; details TBD.

 

DYC: Diocesan Youth Conference
Register before:
April 8th – Early Bird: $120 — You get to go with other OLG kids and sleeping arrangements will be with familiar people; we need an adult male chaperone still
April 15th: $125 — You can drive up with OLG people and hang out with them at conference, but you could be bunked anywhere and you have to do all the paperwork yourself rather than Amanda doing it 😉
LATE Registration Fee: $135 — ditto

When & Where: April 28th (evening)-April 29th (afternoon), Ridgecrest Conference Center, Black Mountain, NC

Last year, we really enjoyed this retreat. It takes place in the beautiful mountains of Western NC, and they keep it lively and engaging throughout. One thing the teens like is that you can pick which workshops appeal most to you on Saturday and attend those. Sign up early so we can participate in fun things like a skit contest!

 

Quo Vadis [open to young men that are rising sophomores in high school through rising freshmen in college]
June 12th-16th @ Belmont Abbey
$150, rolling registration opens soon.

Duc in Altum [open to young ladies that are rising freshmen in high school to college freshmen]
June 26th-30th
$150, rolling registration opens soon.

 

 

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INTRO:
During the teen years, young people often feel as though they are caught in a stormy sea of emotions, relationships, and decisions.  The early Christians felt very much the same way as they fought to live counter-culturally in a hostile environment.  The nascent Church used the symbol of the anchor to represent that they had something firm to trust in during these tumultuous periods of life.  Borrowing imagery from Hebrews 6:19, Christians proclaimed the Resurrection to be the central mystery of their Faith and the source of their hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.

Benedict XVI began his encyclical on hope by affirming: spe salvi facti sumus – in hope we were saved, says Saint Paul to the Romans, and likewise to us (Rom 8:24).  According to the Christian faith, Redemption – salvation – is not simply a given. Redemption is offered to us in the sense that we have been given hope, trustworthy hope, by virtue of which we can face our present: the present, even if it is arduous, can be lived and accepted if it leads towards a goal, if we can be sure of this goal, and if this goal is great enough to justify the effort of the journey.

ABOUT US:
Our Lady of Grace High School Youth Ministry (Anchor) seeks to provide an anchor for the young people of our parish.  We seek to support and involve families, valuing the fact that parents are the primary educators of their children. Teens need a strong family life, faith community, and a source for instruction that meets their needs and guides them in navigating the storms of life.

Our Goal:
1) To ground our teens in an informed understanding and love of the truth
2) To help them invite Christ to stand at the helm of their lives, &
3) To reach out to the larger church and local community in fellowship and service.

Hope rooted in truth, faith expressed through service, joy, and prayer will be our hallmarks.

Anchor high school youth ministry is a place for your 9th grade through 12th grade teens to find an authentic relationship with Christ.  Anchor also hosts occasional events, service opportunities, and Confirmation formation that reaches out to include our middle school students.

 

HOW TO STAY UP TO DATE:
To register for any of these programs or to receive more information: 
Contact Amanda Mast at amast@olgchurch.org.  
Generally, e-mails receive a response within 24 hours.

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Facebook: Find Amanda on facebook [Amanda Mast (Anchor); Greensboro network] and our Anchor youth page to stay up to date with news, inspiration, and reminders.

Phone: 336-274-6520, ext 335

Calendar: Our upcoming Anchor schedule can be found on a public Google calendar

Click on the events for more information about the programs and activities.