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Are you being called to “bring good news to the poor”? Our Mission Trip this summer is organized by Young Neighbors in Action and will take place July 8-14th. We will again serve the community of South Bend, IN, but we will work in a different area so even those who joined us last year will still have a new experience.
If you are interested, please submit your application ASAP with your $200 deposit. Fundraising opportunities are available and may be able to cover the balance of the mission trip. Applications are due by February 11, but space is limited and does fill up quickly! This is wonderful opportunity open to high school students who will have completed 9th grade and above.
We are also looking for adult chaperones who are willing to join us. Without you, this opportunity cannot be offered. Please Contact Barb Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to see if this is something meant for you!
Kairos is a 4-day retreat for high school Juniors and Seniors. These retreats are led by Seniors in High School and are hosted by and open to teens of St. Cletus, St. Francis Xavier, and St. John of the Cross parishes. We offer four Kairos retreats each year – one in Spring, two in Summer, and one in the Fall. Our next Kairos retreat, K28, will take place March 15-18. Registration is now open. Please click on this link to register. Please consider joining us for this life-changing retreat!
Teams fill on a first come, first served basis. The fee is $100.00 per player. Please make checks payable to St. Cletus Church. This fee covers your T-shirt, referee & scorekeeper fees, and space rental fees as needed.
Fretus Identity is a retreat offered jointly by St. Cletus Parish, St. Francis Xavier Parish, and St. John of the Cross Parish for high school freshmen and sophomores. It is a two-night retreat that takes place in the winter, as a time to reflect on how life is going, to become closer to God and to others, and to make new friends. The retreat will be led by a team of adult volunteers as well as older teens who have attended the retreat in the past. Join us for weekend of faith, fellowship, and FUN!
Kairos 27 Registration Open!
Kairos 27 will take place November 2-5, 2017. This is a joint youth ministry opportunity with St. Cletus, St. Francis Xavier, and St. John of the Cross Parishes. Our parishes come together to support this peer ministry in action. This experience is open to high school juniors and seniors.
The retreat will be filled on a first come, first served basis, so please do not delay in turning in your registration!
Our new year of ministry will begin with a bonfire for all high school teens on Sunday, October 1st from 6 :30-7 :30pm in the St. Cletus courtyard. Come visit with friends, roast some marshmallows, and hear about what youth ministry can offer you throughout the year ahead !
Encounter Registration Continues
Now that school has started, it is time to think about how you can fit reflection and rejuvenation into your routine ! As plans take shape for the upcoming school year, consider joining Encounter. In the midst of busy schedules and heavy workloads, it can be even more important to take time to stop and reflect about God’s role in your life and to share these experiences with others. Groups will gather to serve our local communities in various ways throughout the year as a way to live out our faith. Stay tuned for details, and contact Elizabeth to get on the email list for regular updates !
Fretus Identity Retreat Registration Coming Soon
This year, St. Cletus, St. Francis Xavier, and St. John of the Cross will all combine efforts to offer a retreat to all freshmen and sophomores ! This retreat takes place January 12-14th, 2018 and is sure to be a fun-filled time of games and outdoor winter fun as well as a time of deep reflection and connection with peers to allow teens to become more aware of the way God is working in their lives ! Stay tuned for registration details to be shared soon !
Church League Coaches Needed:
Church League basketball allows high school students to play competitive basketball against other area churches. Registration for boys’ teams typically begins in early October. So far, we only have one of eight coaches needed. Each team needs two coaches who establish full compliance with Protecting God’s Children. If you are interested in helping with this fun ministry, contact Elizabeth. Registration for players begins in late September. Registration for teams may not open until coach positions are filled !
High School Volunteers Needed
Do you love working with kids ? The St. Cletus Religious Education program is looking for volunteers to serve as classroom aides for the RE classes on Sunday mornings and Monday evenings. Contact Barb Campbell, DRE, for more info ! email@example.com