Religious Education/Youth Ministry

 

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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, May 19th 
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, which will be 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.

This summer, students in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to participate in Faith Factor.  Faith Factor is an opportunity for youth to join together to serve their community, live the Eucharist, and learn about Catholic Social teaching.  This year, Faith Factor will be held at St. Mary Parish in Appleton.  This event is not an overnight camp, so youth participating in this event will need to pack a bag lunch for each day.  At this point, we might need parent volunteers for transportation.  Event will start on Monday, July 22nd and end on Thursday, July 25th.  On Monday, students will need to be at St. Mary Parish from 6:30pm-8:00pm.  The rest of the days (Tuesday-Thursday), Faith Factor will take place from 8:00am-4:00pm.  On Thursday, there will also be a family meal taking place at 4:30pm, and parents are welcome to join.  Contact Deb Braden or Angela Dvorak to learn more.  Email: deb@holyfamily-parish.org or angela@holyfamily-parish.org   Phone: (920)-756-2535

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 Peter Chanel was born in 1803 in Cuet, France.  The saint developed an interest in becoming a missionary after reading letters from missionaries in America.  After training in a seminary for years, he became a priest in 1827.  He joined the Society of Mary in 1831, and after being a professor at the Seminary of Belley for five years, his dream of becoming a missionary came true, and he was sent on mission to Oceania in 1836.

Once St. Peter Chanel arrived in Oceania, however, hardship and disappoitnment awaited him.  On the islands of Futuna and Wallis, St. Peter Chanel had to deal with culture shock; he had to learn an unfamiliar language, eat unfamiliar foods, and deal with isolation.  Eventually, he learned the language, and because of his message of kindness and love, some people began to become Christians.

Soon after though, St. Peter Chanel faced serious hostility from the king, who was not pleased when his son and daughter wanted to convert to Christianity.  King Niuliki was jealous of the influence the saint was gaining, and feared that with the rise of Christianity on the island, his rights as a high priest would disappear.  In April of 1841, St. Peter Chanel was beaten to death with various weapons by the king's prime minister, Musumusu.  With this, St. Peter Chanel became the first martyr of Oceania.  St. Peter Chanel's death ended up converting almost the entire island, and he is now considered to be the Patron of Oceania.

Want to learn more?  Read an article here!  

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