Sunday, June 4 from 7:00-9:00pm in Fr. Nash Hall
All parents with students going into 9th grade through those entering their freshman year of college are invited to Parent Life for an evening of discussion on Generation Z (those born in 1995-2009).
The event will include a presentation on the characteristics of Generation Z and how we are working to minister to them. There will be small and large group dialogue on how we can help each other as parents and lay ministers raise the young Church (It takes a village!), as well as prayer for our teens.
If you feel like you and your kids are speaking a completely different language, or if you simply need the support of other parents raising teenagers, this is a night you will NOT want to miss. Light refreshments will be provided.
Please contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-399-1062 Ext. 123 if you have any questions.
From His throne in heaven to the depths of your heart, these words of Jesus are an invitation for you to receive the new life that He alone can give. He is longing to elevate your life above the things of this world – to help you overcome fear and anxiety, confusion and doubt. He wants to break the things that hold you down and give you freedom from sin. He is calling you to follow Him and enter into a transforming experience with His love, grace, and mercy! He can make you new! THIS SUMMER join thousands of other Catholic teens at the Steubenville Youth Conference and experience the joy of following Christ and being elevated by His love!
Just a few spots left! Submit your permission form with a $50 deposit today! Remaining balances are not due until June 1. We NEVER want cost to be a determining factor when it comes to attending an event. If you need financial assistance for any reason, please contact Liz by emailing email@example.com.
WHO: Any teen going into Freshman Year of High School through those going into Freshman Year of College
WHAT: Steubenville is a weekend-long youth conference that brings together Catholic Youth from all over North America for a time of community, faith-sharing, catechesis, prayer, praise and worship, Adoration, and celebration of the Sacraments.
WHEN: July 7-9, 2017
” Steubenville was a great experience. It brought me closer to God, and it showed me how other people experience Him in different ways…It taught me that God will always be with me even if I sin. It has shown me many ways He shows His love.” – Kaitlyn
“At first I wasn’t sure what was going to happen or how it was going to go, but as the days went on I started to grow closer to God and get deeper into my faith. Thank you.” – Alex
“It was nice to be surrounded with people who share the same beliefs as me. I changed the way I thought on many things throughout this weekend. I now understand more fully how God loves us unconditionally and how he thirsts for us. The craziest, best experience was adoration on Saturday night. I was overcome with feelings of joy, sadness, awe, and so much more from seeing our savior. I started crying as he grew near to me and I felt whole. It was so crazy and awe-inspiring. I will never forget it. This experience changed my spiritual life forever.” – Brooke
This year we have 86 teens graduating from High School! Although many of them will be leaving Holland, we want them to know that they always have a home here at Our Lady of the Lake, and in the Universal Catholic Church. To do this, we would like to provide each graduating senior with an individual or family who will be praying for them over the next year (and beyond).
Are you willing to pray for one of our teens? If so, please see the sign up sheet on the youth table in Fr. Nash Hall, or click here to sign up online.
We hope that through your prayerful intercession, our young people will continue to draw close to Christ and be witnesses of His love to the world.
For questions, please contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-399-1062 Ext. 123.
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