Teen Events and Service Opportunities

This page represents current and upcoming events. Please check back often!


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Thank you for helping us provide food for the hard working hospital staff in our area!!  We delivered 260 Chick-fil-a sandwiches and chips!!!   We are no longer accepting donations, but thanks again for your support of this project!    

 

 


SHARING ONLINE RESOURCES

You don’t have to feel alone or disoriented by the shadows hanging over our world. We find the brightest light in the deepest darkness and we can’t help but be drawn to it. That Light is Christ our Hope. 

Internationally celebrated presenters livestreamed a “Night of Hope” event from Christ the King Chapel at Franciscan University on July 19, 2020.   You can watch by clicking the link below! 

Recording of Night of Hope

 

 


 

 

 

JULY 24-26th, 2020

The Catholics INFormation Conference is…
to help our laity hear God’s call, discern their vocation, experience a formation process, and grow in confidence in their mission to help evangelize their homes, neighborhoods, and the world.

We’re not trying to make you priests and nuns – but we’re trying to help you to be the Catholic you are called to be. This requires FORMATION. Our presenters are people who were called, discerned, formed and sent to become a formation director for you.

For more info and to register click HERE!

 


Registration is now open for the Virtual Napa Institute Conference, “Finding Hope in the New America” which will be held August 14-15, 2020.

Dr. Tim Gray, President of the Augustine Institute, and Chris Stefanick, author, speaker, and television host, will provide inspiring spiritual keynote talks.

Far from being a slimmed-down version of a regular event, they have expanded the speaker line-up to allow for more content on urgent issues of Faith and Culture that we are facing today. The Virtual Conference will feature talks and live sessions from:
Cardinal George Pell, Arthur Brooks, Robert P. George, Dr. Scott Hahn, Curtis Martin, George Weigel, Ryan Anderson, Carter Snead, Matt Fradd, Fr. John Riccardo, Ross Douthat, Fr. Michael Gaitley, Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Bob Woodson, 
Catherine Pakaluk, Trent Horn, Fran Maier, Louis Brown and more to be announced!

In addition to the talks, they will also be uniting Catholics from all across the country for livestreamed Masses, Rosaries, and prayer. August 15 is the Feast of the Assumption, which makes it the perfect time to ask Our Lady to guide our next decade of preparing Catholics to face the cultural and spiritual challenges of the “Next America.”

Register Here

 


Every year, tens of thousands of people have encountered the life-changing love of Christ at Steubenville Conferences across North America, so we didn’t want to let a summer go by without this opportunity.

Join us for Steubenville Live, a virtual, live-streamed Steubenville Youth Conference broadcast from Florida on July 17-18. This will be like no other virtual event offered; we know you’re sick of just staring at a screen for hours on end, so we’re including many interactive elements to allow you to actively participate from home. While nothing can fully replace an in-person Steubenville Conference, we are so glad to have the opportunity to gather virtually as the Body of Christ. Jesus will be with us personally and intimately, and he will continue to change hearts and lives.

Although Steubenville Live is geared toward high schoolers, all are welcome to join us online as we grow in love of Jesus Christ, who always loves us first.

Registration opens June 15, 2020!  Click here!

 

 

On April 3-5, 2020, more than 60,000 Catholics from across the globe gathered online for the first Virtual Catholic Conference.

With worldwide cancellations of events, liturgies, and social gatherings, Catholics throughout the world were hungering for the Sacraments, God’s word, and community.

At Virtual Catholic Conference, our goal is to help Catholic apostolates launch their online conferences and retreats, creating a transformative experience for their attendees.

Upcoming Conferences:

May 22-24, 2020          The Catholic LoveLife Conference   

                                       Youth, Young Adult, Single, Celibate, and Married Offerings.

June 12-14, 2020         Virtual Eucharistic Congress

Registration is now open!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smart Catholics is hosting a FREE Online conference of 38 Catholic Speakers, 9 1/2 hours of video presenting A Renewed Hope May 16-18!

Being Catholic literally makes your life better, and more exciting. Learn how! Be a magnetic Catholic Find out how to be an irresistible Catholic, the kind of person everyone wants to be friends with.

Watch the trailer!

For more information and to register go to Smart Catholics

 

Ever wanted to ask Father Mike a question? Monday, May 18th at 8 PM ET is your chance!

For the first time ever on the Ascension Presents YouTube channel, Father Mike Schmitz will be answering your questions LIVE!

  • Wonder why Catholics do the weird things they do?
  • Having trouble explaining a Catholic teaching to a friend or family member?
  • Need advice to overcome a specific challenge in your life?
  • Curious what Father’s favorite food is?

Just drop your questions in the YouTube live chat during the event, and Father Mike will answer as many as possible in an hour! (Any questions Father can’t answer within the hour will be saved and added to a list of topics for his future weekly videos.)

If you aren’t able to attend this event, no worries! The video will be recorded and saved to the  Ascension Presents YouTube channel for later viewing.   AskFatherMikeOnYOUTUBE

 

Wednesdays in May, 8PM LIVE: Altaration Family Night
with Mark Hart & Emily Wilson – a 4-part Series

A Free Altaration Family Guide will be available May 6, 2020. Get the video series to more fully explore the topics and themes to be discussed during the LIVE sessions.  https://ascensionpress.com/

Is Mass boring for you or your teens? We’ve all been there! Now that we cannot attend public Masses, we have an opportunity to reconsider the awesome gift that we have in the Mass- and how easy it is to take for granted.

Join us for a quick, fun 4-part series on the Mass with Mark Hart and Emily Wilson with music, games, and inspiration.

Gather your family, pop some popcorn, give Netflix a break, and use the time that God is giving you right now to gather as a family and explore the mystery of the Mass.

Begins Wednesday, May 6 at 8pm

 

Emmanuel (God is with us!)

May 3-May 10

An eight-day online “retreat” encounter for youth and young adults, though the lens of the international World Youth Day experience. The encounter includes Holy Mass, special guests, daily devotions, activities, online conversations, and networking.

The theme for the eight days will be based on the past eight international World Youth Days (Rome-2000, Toronto-2002, Cologne- 2005, Sydney- 2008, Madrid- 2011, Rio- 2013, Krakow-2016, Panama-2019).

Daily Schedule:

7:30am – Holy Mass with a homily directed at youth and young adults (extracted homily will be posted by 10am each day)

7:30pm- Dialogue/Conversation with Special Guests Daily devotions/activities can be downloaded each day. Promo Videos: For Youth and Young Adults – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzr_k…

For Parents, Godparents, Grandparents and Confirmation Sponsors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwkEt… For Youth and Young Adult Ministry Leaders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFSD…

Have you been to World Youth Day? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8TG6… Visit allsaintscatholic.net/teaching/emmanuel/ for downloads and links, resources and more information.

Sponsored by All Saints Parish and in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis; offices of Youth and young adult ministry, and with the national World Youth Day USA office within the USCCB Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.

 

ProjectYM Live! 

Join ProjectYM every Sunday 8-9 pm.  Join thousands of Catholic teens from over 35 different US dioceses in this live virtual event!

Featuring awesome National Catholic speakers, great music, games, inspirational messages and more!

Click here on Sunday night to join in!

(The link will be live on Sunday; teens will need to submit a parent email to join. No pre-registration is required!)

 


TEEN EVENTS CALENDAR WITH SIGNUP LINKS

The teen events & service opportunities AND the links to RSVP to the events are on the calendar!

 


Click HERE to see photos from past teen events!


REMIND

We will be using remind to send announcements and invitations to events from the Youth Ministry Office this year instead of traditional emails.  

This code is for those teens who are not in our Faith Formation program, but would like to know about events, service opportunities, etc.   If you are in our Faith Formation program, you will sign up for your appropriate grade level’s remind in order to receive these messages.

 If you would like to receive push notifications on your smartphone, open your web browser and type rmd.at/fddea8    Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.

If you prefer to receive text notifications, text the message @fddea8  to the number 81010. If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @fddea8   to (832) 786-2579. * Standard text message rates apply.

If you prefer to receive emails from remind,  go to rmd.at/fddea8 on a desktop computer to sign up for email notifications.


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