Religious Education/Youth Ministry

 

To view our Youth Ministry Event Calendar click here!

If you are interested in learning more about our Faith Formation program or upcoming Youth Ministry activities, please contact Deb Braden by email at deb@holyfamily-parish.org or Angela Dvorak at angela@holyfamily-parish.org.  We can also be reached by phone at (920)-756-2535.

Information about Summer camps, including Totus Tuus, can be found at the bottom of this page!

 

Youth Ministry

 

The time for Middle School Pizza and Prayer has changed!  We recently conducted a survey to discover which times work the best for most of our students, and the results are in.  It was agreed by most parents that 6pm-8pm on Sundays is generally a good time, so Pizza and Prayer will now be taking place from 6pm-8pm on the Second Sunday of every month!  These are the upcoming dates for Pizza and Prayer:

6-8pm on Sunday, March 10th
6-8pm on Sunday, April 14th 

Because of Mother's Day taking place on May 12th, the Pizza and Prayer in May will be changed to the third Sunday of May, so it will be taking place from 6-8pm on Sunday, May 19th 
 

On May 4th of this year, we will be participating in the Walk to Mary, a yearly event where thousands of people make a pilgrimmage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help.  The walk starts at the National Shrine of Saint Joseph in De Pere and ends at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help.  If you are interested in joining, please contact Deb Braden or Angela Dvorak.  Email: deb@holyfamily-parish.org or angela@holyfamily-parish.org   Phone: (920)-756-2535   Visit their website.

To learn more about Catholic Youth Expeditions, check out their website!  cyexpeditions.org  

 

Summer Camps

We are currently in the proccess of planning the Summer camps for 2019.  Following is a list of summer camps that will be happening this summer.  Please contact Deb Braden or Angela Dvorak to sign up or learn more.  Email: deb@holyfamily-parish.org or angela@holyfamily-parish.org   Phone: (920)-756-2535

Love Begins Here (June 9-12)

Middle School students at Holy Family have been participating in Love Begins Here ever since it came to the Diocese of Green Bay in 2017.  With the life of Saint Teresa of Calcutta as an inspiration, Love Begins Here is all about doing small things with great love.  Every day, the the campers spend time in prayer receiving the love of God, and then they head out into the local community to share that love with others through service.  This summer, Holy Family students will be participating in the LBH Session at St. Gabriel Parish, Neenah from June 9-12.

Totus Tuus (July 7-12)

Holy Family Parish will be hosting Totus Tuus for another week of faith and fun this summer.  Totus Tuus, which means "Totally Yours" in Latin, has a mission of inspiring young people (grades 1-12) to a longing for holiness, a deep desire to daily conversion, and an oppenness to their vocation.  The Totus Tuus team spends the morning and early afternoon with kids grades 1-6, and evenings with the older students.

Catholic Heart Work Camp (July 14-20)

This year, the group from Holy Family Parish will be heading out to Huntingburg, Indiana for Catholic Heart Work Camp.  At this site there will be a variety of service projects that need to be done, including helping at the local parish, day care centers, homes for persons with disabilities, and senior citizen homes.  There will also be some traditional service projects, which include painting, yard work, and building rehab.

Steubenville Youth Conference - Mini Pilgrimmage (July 26-28)

Every summer, teens across the US attend Steubenville Youth Conferences and experience the overflowing love of God.  This summer, Holy Family Parish will be taking part in a Mini Pilgrimmage for the Steubenville Youth Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Camp Tekakwitha

This summer, Holy Family will be sending a group of Middle Schoolers to Camp Tekakwitha in Shawano, WI for a week of faith and fun!  Download the flyer for this event.

 

Make sure to view this page again at a later date for even more information about the Summer 2019 camps!

 

Featured Saint
Saint Jerome Emiliani came from a wealthy family and was a soldier in Venice when he was captured during battle and chained up in a dungeon.  While Jerome was imprisoned, he had a lot of time to think about the life he had lived so far, which was not a life of virtue.  In the midst of this experience, he learned how to pray, and he turned to the Blessed Mother for help.  Jerome was then freed from the prisons that trapped him: both the dungeon he was stuck in and the prison of sin.

When Jerome finally returned home, he started studying to become a priest, and also supervised his three orphaned nephews in their education.  As time went on, his town was hit with plague and famine, and he started taking care of the hungry and sick victims of this disaster.  He used his own money to rent out a house for orphaned children, and made sure they were fed, clothed, and educated.   Over his life, he ended up founding three orphanages, a congregation for the poor, a hospital, and a shelter for women.

Saint Jerome Emiliani is known as the patron saint of abandoned children and orphans.

Want to learn more?  Read an article here!  

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