Youth Ministry Christmas Party
There will be a Christmas party for our youth ministry on
Sunday, Dec 21 from 6:45-9:30PM at the Knights’
Hall. All youth in grades 8-12 are invited to come.
We will make homemade pizzas so please bring your
favorite pizza topping. We will also have a gift exchange
so all are welcome to bring a wrapped present (please
keep the cost at $5 or under). Contact your YDisciple
leader or Stacy Preszler with questions.
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.
A big Thank you to everyone who supported our WYD fundraiser at the
Christmas stroll! A special thank you goes out to the Knights of Columbus
for donating their profits from the evening to the World Youth Day fund.
I’d also to thank Ken Weber, Angel Yager, and the WYD participants
and families for all their extra help and assistance in organizing this event
and getting supplies, it was very much appreciated! Thank you!
- Stacy Preszler
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 307-638-1530 or
Cameron Smith email@example.com, 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!