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What’s Coming Up in 2017 and 2018?

Fall 2017

Eucharistic Congress! When? September 8th and 9th. Where? Charlotte, NC

If you are interested in having your teen attend the Teen Track at the Congress with us, please contact Amanda, amast@olgchurch.org.

Spring Events and Summer Camps 2018

Bishop’s Lenten Youth Pilgrimage to Belmont Abbey! When? April 7th, 2018. Sign-ups will go out via our newsletter! From the Diocese of Charlotte Webpage:

“Each year Bishop Jugis invites middle school aged youth, high schoolers, collegiates, and young adults to join him at Belmont Abbey for a day of prayer and adoration of Our Eucharistic Lord.”

 DYC: Diocesan Youth Conference (2018)

When & Where: April 27th (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!

More details to follow on registration when dates are posted!

Quo Vadis Discernment Retreat [open to young men ages 15 through 19] @ Belmont Abbey
$150, more details will follow when dates are posted through the diocese.

Duc in Altum Discernment Retreat [open to young ladies that are rising freshmen in high school to college freshmen] @ Belmont Abbey
$150, more details will follow when dates are posted through the diocese.

 

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INTRO: 

Veritas Youth Ministry is dedicated to helping persons seek and to know Him Who is Truth Himself: Jesus Christ! We can come to know Him and subsequently to love Him more by understanding the teachings He has entrusted to His Church through the Apostles. This is not only an intellectual pursuit, for we pursue Christ with our minds and hearts! Through the difficulties that we face in our everyday lives, we know in Christ we have firm foundation. We can trust Him and run to Him in prayer with our every concern, our every doubt, and every joy. St. John Paul II summarizes this quite nicely when he says: 

“The way Jesus shows you is not easy. Rather, it is like a path winding up a mountain. Do not lose heart! The steeper the road, the faster it rises toward ever wider horizons!”

It is true. The way Christ calls us to follow is not always easy. But it is worth it! Through His grace in the sacraments, we can be strengthened to follow Him! So let us then dedicate ourselves this year to learning more about our Faith and growing closer to Our Lord in love!

Youth Group will meet on Wednesday evenings in St. Joseph’s House beginning on September 13th, from 7-9 PM. We will have a speaker once a month from our parish, who will tell us about the life of a particular saint. On the 3rd Wednesday of the month, we will have Mass or a Holy Hour with Confessions. On the other weeks, one of the team leaders or myself will lead a short discussion based on the sacraments or morality!

 

ABOUT US:
Our Lady of Grace High School Youth Ministry (Veritas Youth Ministry) 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.

Veritas Youth Ministry is a place for your 9th grade through 12th grade teens to find an authentic relationship with Christ.  Veritas 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 (Veritas Youth Ministry); Greensboro network] and our Veritas youth page to stay up to date with news, inspiration, and reminders.

Phone: 336-274-6520, ext 335