On Sunday, January 18, 2015 all families of our youth group (grades 8-12)
are invited to go sledding at the Bowl. We will meet in front of the church
after the 8AM Mass and will be back early to mid-afternoon. Everyone
is asked to bring a sack lunch and any sledding items to be used. We will
need some help with transportation to get everyone up the mountain
so please contact Stacy Preszler (751-4922) if you are willing and have
room to take additional teens in your vehicle. Permission forms will need
to be filled out and signed ahead of time for all the youth participating.
Bake Potato Buffet Fundraiser for WYD 2016
Wednesday, January 28, from 5:00-7:00PM everyone is invited to the
Knights Hall for a Baked Potato Buffet. Cost is $7.00 per potato meal
and includes a buffet of toppings and dessert. Proceeds go to World
Youth Day 2016. This is not only for Holy Name parishioners, so invite
your friends and neighbors. Go boxes are available for those who need
to take their food with them. Contact Stacy Preszler at 751-4922
Retreat Opportunities from Diocese
There are several retreat opportunities coming up for the young adults
in our Diocese. Please check out dioceseofcheyenne.org/retreats.html
for the all the information from Amy Larsen who is the Diocesan Asst.
Director of Pastoral Ministries. If you have any questions or are
interested in attending any of the retreats, please let me know!
Thank you. –Stacy Preszler, Director of Youth Ministry.
We have car wash vouchers available for purchase to Let’er Buck Car Wash.
They are sold in sets of 2 for $24. It’s the same price you pay for a carwash,
however if you buy them from the Parish Center, half goes into our World Youth
Day fund. So you get two car washes and are also supporting our youth! To buy
vouchers, contact Stacy Preszler at 751-4922 or buy them at our next fundraiser.
YDisciple: Youth Ministry
For our teens in grades 8-12 we have begun a program called YDisciple.
The “Y” stands for youth and this is a process in which we are
teaching our youth to be Disciples of Jesus Christ. As recom-
mended by the teachers/developers of YDisicple at the Augustine
Institute in Denver, we began with a very small core group.
It’s going very well and our groups are growing as teens
currently participating continue to invite friends to join their
small groups. This is the way Jesus did it, mentoring to a
small group of people who then went out to share their faith and
spread the Word. The small groups work best if member size stays
between 6-8 teens. Each group is led by two faith-filled adults from our
parish. We invite all teens to participate and are also looking for adults who feel they
would like the role of an adult leader for one of the small groups.
Groups meet once a week at a time that works well for all.
For more information go to ydisciple.org to learn how
this program can change the lives of our teens.
To participate, contact Stacy Preszler at 751-4922.
This trip is scheduled for July 18-Aug 3 2016 and will include experiences in
Lithuania, Auschwitz, Krakow and other areas of interest. The cost is $4595
per person and we currently have 2 students signed up to go.
For more information contact at 672-2848 x117
or the pilgrimage coordinators:
Amy Larsen email@example.com, 307-638-1530 or
Cameron Smith firstname.lastname@example.org, 307-632-5872.
Download Pilgrimage Brochure and Registration HERE .
(group log-in ID is 16016.)
Young Adults Participate in Mass
Thank you to all our young adults who have been participating in the Sunday 5:30PM Mass! All youth are invited to participate. There are many different ways to be involved: altar serving, presentation of the gifts, ushers, greeters, singers, and lectors. We would like this particular Mass to have as much youth participation as possible, starting with the elementary children all the way up to our teens. Altar serving and lectoring require special training, however for the other duties it’s just a matter of wanting to be involved. Any youth interested in singing can meet by the choir area after religious education classes. For children not attending religious ed classes, there will be a practice every Sunday at 4:45PM. Familiar songs will be chosen so the students who are not able to be at the full practice time can still participate in the choir. Please contact Stacy Preszler at 751-4922 with any questions, concerns, or ideas. Thank you!