Youth Ministry

Check out our NEW Youth Ministry Blog: gspyouth.blog

Teens, write for the blog! Click here for details about submitting posts for the blog. Confirmation students can earn extra building blocks. Juniors and Seniors, writing posts for a blog will look great on your resume.

EVENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS

Click here for a full list of Youth Ministry events!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gOPmVrGZ9X5SqOebE0YrKz3ncQnXdih1mB9vA-GUtZE/edit?usp=sharing 

Click here to view Youth Ministry on Google Calendar.

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/b/1?cid=eW91dGhtaW5pc3RyeXdheWxhbmRAZ21haWwuY29t

 

SEPTEMBER

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Pancakes & Prayer -- 7:00-8:00 at St. Zepherin Center

5 Building Blocks

Pancake dinner and learning how to pray creatively together.

 

CANCELLED - Monday, Sept. 23

Service: Pearl St. Cupboard & Cafe -- 4:15-7:45pm (meet in St. Z parking lot for carpool)

5 Building Blocks

Slots are limited for service at Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe in Framingham. Transportation will be provided. Please arrive at St. Z for the carpool by 4:15pm. We will return around 7:45pm. Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe is located at 46 Park Street, Framingham. Their Mission: At Pearl Street Cupboard & Café at Park our mission is to give support to individuals and families who find themselves experiencing economic and personal challenges by providing food assistance and programs that promote self-sufficiency. There is no charge for our services. Some of the services that we can help you with include: groceries, hot meals, pet food when available, summer meals for school age children as well as other local assistance programs and services. Pearl Street Cupboard & Café at Park serves thousands of your neighbors each month and we rely on contributions and volunteers to do the work. We truly cannot do it without you!

 

Sunday, Sept. 29

Parish Picnic Volunteer to Run Games -- 11:30am-1:30pm

5 Building Blocks

Help us run fun games at the parish picnic -- Coin Drop, Bowling, Elephant Ring Toss, Small Ring Toss, Duck Game, Spike Ball, Rolls Ball, and Bean Bag Toss! Please email me if you would like to help. Adult volunteers would also be helpful as safety monitors for the bouncy house!

OCTOBER

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Blessing Bags for Boston Sock Exchange -- 6:00-7:00 at St. Ann Hall

5 Building Blocks

We will be making blessing bags including sandwiches to give to the Boston Sock Exchange ministry. BSE will hand out our blessing bags to people experiencing homelessness at Boston Common on Saturday. Please let me know if you have a peanut butter allergy or gluten allergy so I can accommodate you during this service project. Adult help for this project is needed so please let me know if you can help! Please sign up to bring donations for blessing bags.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 2

Blessing Bags for Boston Sock Exchange -- 6:00-7:00 at St. Ann Hall

5 Building Blocks

We will be making blessing bags including sandwiches to give to the Boston Sock Exchange ministry. BSE will hand out our blessing bags to people experiencing homelessness at Boston Common on Saturday. Please let me know if you have a peanut butter allergy or gluten allergy so I can accommodate you during this service project. Adult help for this project is needed so please let me know if you can help! Please sign up to bring donations for blessing bags.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 2

Praise & Worship -- 7:00-8:00pm at St. Ann

5 Building Blocks

Join us for a time of prayer in the true and physical presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, also known as Adoration. Sing along with live worship music or pray silently. Unplug from stresses and distractions, bring your joys or your burdens, and simply spend time with Jesus at Adoration.

 

Saturday, Oct. 5 - TEENS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

Boston Sock Exchange -- 9:00-11:00/12:00 at St. Ann (meet in front of Rectory)

5 Building Blocks

BSE is a ministry of our parish who visit the homeless on the Boston Common on the first Saturday of every month to bring new socks, sandwiches, water and seasonal clothing. Chaperones will be there to meet youth for this service event. The group carpools into Boston for service and returns to St. Ann between 11:00-Noon. TEENS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. THIS IS NOT A CHAPERONED EVENT. YOU MAY NOT DROP OFF YOUR TEEN TO ATTEND BY HIM/HERSELF.

 

Saturday, Oct. 12

Retreat Day -- 9:00-5:00 at St. Zepherin Center, $60 donation to Youth Ministry

20 Building Blocks

Join us for a fun retreat day put on by a great team from NET Ministries. This is an awesome opportunity to get to know yourself, your peers, and your God better through fun activities and faith sharing. Sign up using the following link and turn in a permission slip with $60 payment to Kelly McPherson to register. Sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B49AEAE2AA4FB6-netall

 

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Pancakes & Prayer -- 7:00-8:00 at St. Zepherin Center

5 Building Blocks

Pancake dinner and learning how to pray creatively together.

 

Monday, Oct. 21

Service: Pearl St. Cupboard & Cafe -- 4:15-7:45pm (meet in St. Z parking lot for carpool)

5 Building Blocks

Slots are limited for service at Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe in Framingham. Transportation will be provided. Please arrive at St. Z for the carpool by 4:15pm. We will return around 7:45pm. Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe is located at 46 Park Street, Framingham. Their Mission: At Pearl Street Cupboard & Café at Park our mission is to give support to individuals and families who find themselves experiencing economic and personal challenges by providing food assistance and programs that promote self-sufficiency. There is no charge for our services. Some of the services that we can help you with include: groceries, hot meals, pet food when available, summer meals for school age children as well as other local assistance programs and services. Pearl Street Cupboard & Café at Park serves thousands of your neighbors each month and we rely on contributions and volunteers to do the work. We truly cannot do it without you!

 

Sunday, Oct. 27

Blessing Bags for Boston Sock Exchange -- following 10:30 Mass including lunch at St. Ann Hall

5 Building Blocks

This is a special blessing bag project with the elementary school families. We will be making blessing bags including sandwiches to give to the Boston Sock Exchange ministry. BSE will hand out our blessing bags to people experiencing homelessness at Boston Common on Saturday. Please let me know if you have a peanut butter allergy or gluten allergy so I can accommodate you during this service project. Adult help for this project is needed so please let me know if you can help! Please sign up to bring donations for blessing bags.

 

MISSION TRIPS!

Catholic Heart Workcamp (rising grades 9-12 for 2020-21)

Code of Conduct and Medical Form

Can you believe it's already time to start planning for CHWC 2020?!

I have to reserve spots for CHWC 2020 on September 20th. Last year, I underestimated how much our CHWC group was going to grow from 2018, which led to our extensive wait list. This year, I thought I would give you the opportunity before I reserve spots to secure your spot.

CHWC Hartford, CT July 5-10, 2020

If you would like to reserve your spot, please send a deposit of $50 to Kelly McPherson by September 15.

This deposit is refundable until September 20. When we reserve spots for CHWC, we put down a non-refundable deposit of $100 per spot. Your commitment will help us confidently reserve the appropriate number of spots for our group!

For more info on CHWC, visit https://heartworkcamp.com/

Catholic Heart Workcamp is from students currently in grades 8-12.

 Just5Days (rising grades 7-9 for 2020-21)

July 20-24, 2020       

Registration Info Forthcoming

 

Teen Trip to NPH Domincan Republic (current grades 9-12 for 2019-20)

We are teaming up with St. Julia's for a teen trip to NPH Dominican Republic over this April Break 2020. The cost of the trip is $1,675.

This trip is open to all current 9-12th graders. If college students are interested, please just email me and we can explore that option together.

Check out the Youth Ministry Blog (link above) to read student and chaperone reflections from the NPH trip to Guatemala this summer.

Click here for the full informational flyer. Registration info included.


 

 

 

Ideas? Want to get more involved?

If you have any questions, ideas or want to get more involved with youth ministry at GSP, contact: Laura Tringali, Youth Minister & Director of Confirmation 
[email protected]

Permission Slip:

A general permission slip for youth ministry events (off-site) is available below:

Click Here for a Permission Slip for Any Youth Ministry Event

Service Opportunities, Fun Events, Announcements:Find us on FACEBOOK! Don't miss out: make sure to join the "Good Shepherd Youth Ministry" Facebook group to stay up to date with all the happenings of the Youth Group at Good Shepherd Parish. The more the merrier!


 

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Weekend Masses
Sat at 4 pm St Ann
Sunday
8:30am St Zepherin 
10:30am  St Ann 
5:00pm St Zepherin