Welcome to St. Andrew Youth Ministry!
Our mission is to help teens realize how valuable they are and the power they posses. We are called to be the instruments of today through our actions, but how do we do that? We focus on community and building a personal relationship with Christ which is an ongoing process. So, whether your relationship status with Christ is BFFs, “I don’t like that guy,” or “Jesus who?” You are welcome and encouraged to come. We meet all levels from purely social (movie night, sports night, game night, BBQs, etc) to wanting to learn more on Theology of the Body and Bible studies. Don’t forget to bring a friend, us Catholics are nonexclusive and love meeting new people.
Margaret Kozak — Youth Minister
Rachael Fleck & Alex Brown — Coordinators
Calling all 8th – 12th graders
Join Us August 20th for a Bonfire, games & more
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. AB Patio
Welcome to Ordinary Time!
By: Allie Johnston from Sadlier Religion
What is Ordinary Time?
The Church has its own way of marking the passing of time and the liturgical season of the year. In one liturgical year we as Catholics recall and celebrate the whole life of Jesus Christ. The liturgical year is the Church’s year, based on the life of Christ and the celebration of his life in the liturgy.
Ordinary Time is the longest season of the liturgical year. During Ordinary Time we celebrate the whole life of Christ and learn the meaning of living as his disciples. We reflect on and celebrate the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, making Catholic Ordinary Time is an extraordinary time to learn and follow the teachings of Christ in our daily lives and to grow as his disciples. We also learn about and celebrate the lives of the saints.
Ordinary Time is an extraordinary time
to learn and follow the teachings of Christ!
When is Ordinary Time?
The season of Ordinary Time is divided into two periods, with the first falling between the end of the Christmas season and the start of Lent, and the second at this time of year, between Pentecost and the start of Advent.
Ordinary in the sense of Ordinary Time is derived from the word ordinal, meaning “to count.” We call Ordinary Time ordinary because the weeks are named in number order: The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time follows the First Sunday in Ordinary Time, and so on. During the season of Ordinary Time, the Lectionary readings focus on the ministry and teachings of Jesus.
Celebrating Ordinary Time
Liturgies celebrated during the different seasons of the liturgical year have distinctive music and specific readings, prayers, and rituals. All of these work together to reflect the spirit of the particular season. The colors of the vestments that the priest wears during the liturgy also help express the character of the mysteries being celebrated. Green, seen everywhere in plants and trees and symbolizing the life and hope that comes from Christ, is used during Ordinary Time.
Make Ordinary Time Extraordinary
Ordinary Time invites us to be better able to give witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ in our “normal” or everyday lives. In this way, Ordinary Time can present a challenge. For children, it can lack the influx of activity and holiday excitement of the other liturgical seasons.
To help make Ordinary Time an extraordinary experience for the students in your religious education program, download a Making Ordinary Time Extraordinary eBook & Prayer Service. Together these resources contain simple ideas and an engaging prayer experience to help children and students understand the beauty and importance of Ordinary Time.
Other Ideas during Ordinary Time throughout the seasons
Sign up for 52 Sundays ~ https://www.52sundays.com Unleash the Gospel ~ https://www.unleashthegospel.
Activities that you can do by yourself or with your family.
Sign up for 52 Sundays ~ https://www.52sundays.com
Unleash the Gospel ~ https://www.unleashthegospel.
Can’t wait to see you September 25th!
Sundays after the 5:00 p.m. Mass
(6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Come Join Us For A Snack, Fellowship, and Fun!
Friends are always Welcome!
For more information and/or Permission slips please contact me
or text me
All dates and events are subject to change.
Please sign up for remind for the most up to date information.
August 20th: Hangout / Bon Fire / Movie
August 27th: Backpack Blessing – 10:00 am by the Bell Tower
September 11th: Meet & Greet BBQ (Please RSVP at https://tiny.one/BBQRSVP)
September 25th: Youth Night Kick Off
Keep checking back as we add some of these events to our calendar.
- OUR LADY OF THE FIELDS RETREAT HOUSE ~ Cost & Permission slip
- Paintball ~ Cost & Permission slip
- TREERUNNER ADVENTURE PARK ~ Cost & Permission slip
- Blakes Cider Mill ~ Cost & Permission slip
- Camping & Canoe Trip ~ Cost & Permission slip
- Cart to Cart ~ Cost & Permission slip
- Zap Zone ~ Cost & Permission slip
- Jingle for Jesus ~ Cost & Permission slip
- FR. SOLANUS CASEY CENTER ~ Cost & Permission slip
- POPE FRANCIS CENTER ~ Cost & Permission slip
Events will be popping up every so often once restrictions are lifted, please sign up for Remind and keep checking the bulletin and website.
Sign up for remind to get the most up to date information. Send a text — @stay2020 to 81010
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Thank you to our families for their generous donations.
Thank you to Gold Star Family Restaurant & Scott C. Kozak Esq.
for their generous donations