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!
Tomorrow: MSYN Wednesday April 24th!
We will be preparing for Divine Mercy Sunday! We will be talking about the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and having that prayer experience together! If you have a rosary, feel free to bring it with you!
HSYN Sunday April 28th!
Divine Mercy Sunday! We will be talking about the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and having that prayer experience together! If you have a rosary, feel free to bring it with you!
MSYN will be on THURSDAY May 2nd from 7-8:30pm!
National Day of Prayer Service from 7-8pm: THIS WILL BE OUR YOUTH NIGHT and we will be going as a group! If you would like to volunteer to have a reading segment for the service, or if you would be willing to hand out the pamphlets before the service, please let me know. Once the service is over, we will head back to Matt's Place for snacks and hangout time!
Mark Your Calendars... And RSVP today!
PARENTS: Event on May 9th from 7-9pm to Prepare Teens for High School Success! Link and information below, at BBHS in Concord
...is being rescheduled to Monday May 27th on Memorial Day!
Join Peter in the Parish Hall for bake night which will be... BREAKFAST! Bring your frying pans and join us for a night of fun and tasty food! Please email me back to RSVP and a $3 fee for your seat in the class would be greatly appreciated!
Teen Domestic Violence
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.
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