I hope you all are having a wonderful start to the Advent season! I wanted to send out some info about some upcoming events:
We have rescheduled the card making event for Sunday, December 17 from 6:00-7:30 in the parish hall. We will be making Christmas cards for the homebound of our parish. Food will be provided. Please let me know if you plan on attending and if you have any dietary restrictions!
Youth Ministry is hosting a babysitting night on Friday, December 15th from 5:30-9:00 PM in the parish hall. In order to make this event possible, we need both teen an adult volunteers!
Volunteers will help with games, snacks, crafts, and other activities. If you are interested in helping, please sign up HERE
If you have any questions, please let me know!
We are shifting things this year to better meet the availability of the teens of the parish. Please see the flyer below for our scheduled youth group gatherings.
In addition to the below dates, there will be various social and service opportunities added through the year. You will be notified of those via email as they are scheduled.
I look forward to this year! If you have any questions, or if you have any social or service opportunity suggestions, please let me know!
GET TO KNOW OUR YOUTH MINISTER
Hello, my name is Elizabeth Ockunzzi and I wanted to introduce myself as the new Youth Minister here at Prince of Peace! I live in Wadsworth with my husband Zach and our two children, John and Cora. I graduated from Franciscan University, earning a degree in Theology with the desire to work in youth ministry. I’m honored and thrilled to join this vibrant parish in ministering to the youth of our Church!
Youth ministry is so important in the life of a parish. Adolescence is such a formative time in one’s life, and while parents are the primary educators for their children’s faith, it’s also important for teens to have and be a part of a community in the Church. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has outlined three main goals of youth ministry that truly show why this community is so important. The goals are to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today; to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community; and to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person. Youth ministry at Prince of Peace will be a safe place for teens to come and grow in their relationship with Christ, while also providing families resources to help further this mission.
I am excited to meet everyone at Prince of Peace and look forward to being a part of this community! Please reach out to me with any questions you may have, if you want to inquire about opportunities to help minister to our youth, or if you are interested in getting your high schooler registered for youth group.
I can be reached via e-mail at [email protected].