Week of April 20
Good Afternoon Pax Christi Youth Ministry Family,
We have more details this week for our special Unite: Ocean of Mercy... It's going to be great! We hope you can join us.
Also, this week is the last week of Proof. Normally we would take a little bit of a break starting in May through the first week or two of June. However, in light of our current situation we would like to offer a new opportunity for you. See details below.
Save the Date - April 25, 7pm
UNITE | Ocean of Mercy
You won't want to miss this one! Local musician, Bryan Rodriguez, will be leading live praise and worship, and our very own Zach Rawson will be speaking on God's mercy in times of trial. Local youth ministers will lead large/small group discussions and prayer.
Join Call Here
Games and Prayer Nights
Wednesdays in May at 7 pm
Reconnect with friends, play some games, and share some prayers on Wednesdays in May! Click on the button to submit ideas for games we could play together through video calls, such as: Yatzee, Farkle, Pictionary, virtual escape room, etc...
Have Game Ideas?
Virtual Proof - Wednesday 7-8 pm
Check in with us and discuss the Sunday Readings using Summit from Life Teen.
Join Video Call
For details about the video call scroll to the bottom
Scripture Study & Reflection
Small group and family discussions are great. Ascend is for those looking for something a little more personal. It's still focused on the Sunday readings but written more for the individual. You can use it even if you participate in a small group or family discussion.
High School Small Groups
Various Days and Times
Most of our high school small groups are hosting virtual small groups. Dana and/or your small group leaders have/will be sending out information about how and when to join your small group.
If you have any questions about how to connect with a small group contact Dana or Zach.
God Desires Your Joy
St. John Paul II once said, “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”
He’s hinting at one of the greatest strengths of our faith: joy. The witness of the Christian faith relies on this joy, this proclamation of “hallelujah” at all times. It reaches deeper than mere worldly happiness. It sets us apart from those who don’t know Christ’s love. It stems, ultimately, from hope in Christ’s promises, and faith that — no matter how gloomy our next steps may seem — He will protect us.
But here’s the thing: life is hard...
>> Read More Here >>
Parish contribution levels have decreased dramatically since Bishop Quinn suspended the public celebration of Masses. If you can give during this time the parish and staff greatly appreciate it.
NEW "text-to-give" option: Text
you'll receive a response w/ further directions.
And you can give online, visit this
Counselor, Author, and Speaker
Roy is a regular on the national youth ministry scene and has great insight as a counselor into the lives and needs of our teens. Check out some the resources he has online (blogs, podcasts, etc...) about how to guide our children & teens through life's difficulties.
Podcast: Teens & Trauma, Part 2
In the second installment of a three-part series on teens and trauma, Roy focuses on the variety of ways that trauma affects the adolescent brain.
>> Listen Here >>
"Disciples at Home"
web page has an archive notes sent with resources for you to use at home; this way you don't have to dig through your inbox for details from past emails.
Be sure to stay up-to-date on parish announcements by visiting our
Video Call Details
We'll be using a web based app called Jitsi,
, for the video call mentioned in this note.
If you are using a computer you will NOT need to download anything. All you need is a working web browser (Google's Chome works best).
If you are using a phone or tablet you WILL need to download an app. While in your app store search "Jitsi" and it should be the first option.
Here is the url for the video link:
Make sure you allow Jitsi to have access to your microphone and camera, I recommend having your browser and/or mobile device "ask" you for permission each time you open/use the app. This seems to be the most secure.
on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 2:54PM