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S.T.O.R.M.

St. Scholastica Parish

7800 Janes Avenue

Woodridge, IL 60517

Our Family

Living    Loving    Serving    God

Phone: 1.630.985.2351

Fax: 1.630.985.8770

E-mail: parishoffice@stscholasticaparish.org

St. Scholastica Parish

 

To Contact Us:

Need Help?

 

STORM Youth Ministry is continuing a fundraiser to raise money for our Youth Ministry Mission Trips this summer.  Participants are available to do odd jobs for a donation to our trips.  This could include raking leaves, landscaping work, mowing the lawn, painting or shoveling snow.  It could be a one time work project or ongoing.  If you can give us at least one week notice that would be appreciated, or if it is ongoing, try to set it up ahead of time.  All donations are then made payable to the St. Scholastica STORM Youth Ministry.  Please contact Jennifer at youthministry@stscholasticaparish.org or 630-885-6439 to set up work projects.

STORM on Facebook

 

You can friend Youth Ministry on Facebook at Jennifer Olson Storm.  We have a group that is St. Scholastica STORM Youth Ministry.  I post meeting and event information and pictures on the group page.  Send a request to join (or friend Youth Ministry at Jennifer Olson Storm and I’ll add you).

STORM on Twitter & Instagram

 

You can find STORM Youth Ministry on Twitter and Instagram @storm_ym

Mission Trip Applications can STILL be turned in.  If you need an application, I've attached one or you can find it on the Parish website, or they are available in the Parish Office and the Welcome Center of church and are purple.  They can be turned in to a STORM Meeting or to the Parish Office.

Each summer we go on a week long Mission Trip with the High School Teens and it is an amazing, life changing experience.  We want to encourage all high school teens to sign up for the Mission Trip this summer!  This year the trip will take place June 21-26 to Detroit, Michigan with Young Neighbors In Action!  There is service each day, great morning and evening programs including culture night, recreation night, prayer and Adoration.  Most kids think they are going to give back to others, but find that they receive so much more than they give.  Our group usually has over 20 people attending.  I hope your teen will join us!

TEEN MASS

We will be having a Teen Mass NEXT Sunday, February 2nd at 12:00 pm. The teens will participate in the Liturgical Ministries including Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Greeters, Ushers, the Presentation of Gifts, and the Teen Choir.  If you have a part I the Mass, or would like one, please arrive at 11:30 am and Dress Nicely.  We will be having more Teen Masses throughout the year.  If anyone is interested in participating in the Teen Choir, or other Liturgical Ministries, please contact Jennifer.

Join Us For A Three Day WINTER RETREAT!

 

S.T.O.R.M. Youth Ministry is hosting a Retreat at Five Pines Retreat Center in Berrien Center, Michigan from Friday, February 28th at 5:00 p.m. until Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.  Retreats are just a real fun way to get away from school, home, and all the other stresses in your life.  For one weekend, you leave all your worries behind and learn about God and all of his love.  Your relationship with God grows and you learn a better understanding about what being a Christian is all about.  It gives you a perspective on what is really important in life.  When you come back, you feel relieved and like you can conquer anything that is thrown your way.  The theme of this retreat is “Get An Attitude: The Beatitudes” and our teen leaders will be sharing their experiences with how we can live the Beatitudes in our everyday lives.  There will be great discussions and, of course, great fun.  The Retreat Center has a tubing hill and Cross Country Skiing if there is snow and offers a beautiful backdrop for our weekend.  Permission slips and information sheets are available on the rack in the back of church and in the Parish Office.  The permission slips are bright pink and are due by Sunday, January 26, 2020.  They can be turned in at the S.T.O.R.M. Meeting, or dropped off at the Parish Office.  For more information please call Jennifer in the Youth Ministry Office at 630-985-2351x138.

ADULT TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER – SAVE THE DATE – FEBRUARY 1

 

We will be having an Adult Parish Trivia Night Fundraiser on Saturday, February 1st to raise funds for our Mission Trip & Steubenville Conference!  Are you great at trivia? Do you enjoy the thrill of competition? Or are you just looking for something to do on a Saturday night? Doors will open at 5:30 pm and the Trivia Competition will begin at 6 pm.  Grab a few friends (18 & Up) and join us for this Trivia Night.  There will be 7 rounds of 10 questions about general knowledge where you will work to outsmart your competition.  The winning table will win a cash prize and 2nd Place prizes.  There will be other ways to win including a 50/50 Raffle & Intermission Games.  If you have never been to a Trivia Night, you are missing out!  The questions are not “church” related, they are based on sports, history, pop culture, etc.  Get a table of up to 8 together and join us!  Tickets will be on sale after all Masses in the weekends leading up to the event and in the Parish Office.  For more information and to register, please contact Jennifer Olson at youthministry@stscholasticaparish.org or 630-885-6439.  You can also complete this google form: https://forms.gle/MSXD4TPJ11r5yN419  This will be a fun event for those 18 and up, so save the date!!! 

Steubenville Youth Conference

 

Hey current 8 – 12 graders! Join St. St. Scholastica Youth Ministry this summer for Steubenville | Springfield, Missouri - Mid-America // July 10-12, 2020.  A Steubenville Conference weekend is PACKED with dynamic speakers, worship music, Mass, Adoration and MORE! Come encounter Christ with over 4000 teens from 10 states as we worship together and grow in our Catholic faith!   The speakers for our conference are amazing: Jackie Francois Angel, Paul J. Kim, Chika Anyanwu, hosted by Bob Rice, Music by Josh Blakesley, and our priest is Fr. John Burns.

Cost to you is $150 and includes transportation, meals and admission. 

We need a $50 deposit by January 26 to hold your spot (firm deadline to get a spot on campus).

(The actual cost is $250 and St. Scholastica will be subsidizing and fundraising to make up the difference.)

**First time participants can go for ONLY $75 – Don’t Miss Out**

We have gone the last three years and it is very powerful!

Contact Jennifer Olson for more details! 630-885-6439 // youthministry@stscholasticaparish.org

High School News!!!

STORM Youth Ministry will be meeting tonight, Sunday, January 26th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the St. Scholastica Parish complex.  All high school & 8th Grade youth of the parish are invited to attend and NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!  Tonight we will continue the YDiscipe Small Group Series: “Prayer” with the session “How to Pray” with Fr. Rick Martinetti.   This program combines video and small group discussion to create Christian community.  We will start with an icebreaker and prayer, and Snacks will be provided.  Parents can check out YDisciple for free on the Formed.org website!  YDisciple has been going great, but we welcome new teens to come try the program out.  Join S.T.O.R.M. and INVITE YOUR FRIENDS (and get points!) 

Middle School Movie & Discussion Night

 

S.T.O.R.M. YOUTH MINISTRY will be hosting a Movie and Discussion Night for 6th, 7th and 8th Graders on Saturday, February 8th from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in the Youth Room.  We will provide pizza, snacks and drinks.  The movie will be “Prom”.  All middle school youth are invited to attend!  Please RSVP to Jerry Christensen by phone at 630-985-2351x127 or e-mail Jerry at StSDeaconJerry@aol.com by Wednesday, February 5th so we can get a count for pizza. 

Join us and invite a friend.

YDISCIPLE: TRUE BEAUTY / TRUE STRENGTH:

Chastity - Going Deeper

 STORM is starting a new Missionary Discipleship Series on Wednesday evenings for teens that want to go deeper in their faith!  This Wednesday, January 29 rom 6:30—8:15 pm we ware starting a new gender divided series from YDiscipLe and we will provide dinner this first week!  The girls will talking about “True Beauty: Chastity—Passion & Purity” with Mary Bielski and the boys will talk about “True Strength: Chastity—Strength & Discipline” with Jason Evert.  RSVP to Jennifer, so we can have enough food.  It will continue in subsequent weeks from 7-8:30 pm.  .

After the Unleased Session we will have a Winter Retreat Team Meeting that will end by 9 pm.  Teens do not have to stay for the Winter Retreat Team, but are invited to if they would like to help plan our Winter Retreat on February 28– March 1.