YOUTH MINISTRY HAPPENINGS!
Youth Night Info! // HSYN Sunday nights 7-8:30 after the 6pm mass! // MSYN on Wednesday from 7:30-8:30 after the 7pm mass!
February Youth Nights
**There are a lot of changes to youth nights this month with holidays, and the DR trip so please take note. We will be offering other opportunities for teens to hangout, it just won't be typical youth nights!
MSYN Wednesday 13th-- Talking about the 5 Languages of Love
NO HSYN Sunday 17th because of the long weekend!
MSYN Wednesday 20th - prepping for Lent!
NO HSYN Sunday 24th because I will be on the DR mission trip! Please pray for me and all those going!
NO MSYN Wednesday 27th because I will be on the DR mission trip! Please pray for me and all those going!
Teen Domestic Violence Awareness Month...
As someone who works with survivors of domestic violence (aside from being youth minister here at St Matthew) talking about healthy relationships and boundaries is important to me. “1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. It is also known that 3 in 4 parents have never talked to their children about domestic violence” (https://nrcdv.org/dvam/tdvam).
Consent, boundaries, digital boundaries, trust, communication and respect are important things to discuss, but not solely within the realm of dating either. As teens mature and age, it will be important for them to know what healthy boundaries are with friends, about consent within the workplace, and know how to communicate effectively with others.
Check out this resource to help start the conversation: https://www.loveisrespect.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Huddle_Up_Print.pdf
The Love is Not Abuse iPhone app is an educational resource for parents that demonstrates the dangers of digital dating abuse and provides much needed information on the growing problem of teen dating violence and abuse.
The One Love App helps the user determine if a relationship is unsafe and helps to create the best action plan by weighing an individual’s unique characteristics and values. In partnership with LoveisRespect.org, the app provides access to trained advocate support 24/7 through an embedded live chat function. This app is free and can be used anonymously on smart phones and other electronic devices.
Mark Your Calendars... And RSVP today!
Learn to cook a Mediterranean pasta meal on February 18th 5-8pm!
Please RSVP if you are interested! All baking class have a $3 commitment fee to secure your spot. This session will involve your choice of either chicken or shrimp. You also would need to have a 6 or 8 inch saucepan to bring with you for the evening. There are only four spots open for this event because four have already been claimed!
Sleepout for Homeless Youth Awareness Hosted by Waypoint
March 22-23rd 10pm-7am, Manchester
TheWaypoint SleepOut is an event where brave souls from the Granite State spend a night out in the cold, in solidarity, to raise funds, awareness, and action to help homeless youth, and stem the tide of youth homelessness.
(Teen and/or family event)
Living Stations of the Cross
Friday, April 19th
Help us bring the journey of Jesus’ crucifixion to life as we walk the 12 Stations of the Cross. We will need teen and adult volunteers. Acting only, no speaking parts. There will be atleast three practice rehearsals.
If you don’t want to volunteer, mark it on your calendar to attend! Email Kim to sign up!
QUESTIONS / WANTING TO SIGN UP FOR EVENTS?
EMAIL: Kim the youth minister at email@example.com
Call/text Google phone: (978)651-1507
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