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St. Scholastica Parish

7800 Janes Avenue

Woodridge, IL 60517

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Phone: 1.630.985.2351

Fax: 1.630.985.8770

E-mail: parishoffice@stscholasticaparish.org

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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.

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On June 14, Go Mad, an in-house mission experience for our Junior High age students took place.  They spent the day volunteering and providing service to those in need.  You can view their experience by clicking the picture at the right to visit our YouTube page!

World Youth Day 2023 to Lisbon, Portugal:  July 25-August 7, 2023


St. Scholastica STORM Youth Ministry will be participating in World Youth Day (WYD) 2023 to Lisbon, Portugal. WYD 2023 will take place July 25-August 7, 2023 and will include stops in Paris, Lourdes, and Fatima before WYD.  This trip is open to all current high school teens, college students, and young adults! Applications and Deposits are Due by Sunday, January 30. The cost is included in the application, but we will be fundraising and had many teens and young adults that were able to fundraise a large part of their trip the last time we went to WYD and to our Italy Pilgrimage. 


World Youth Day (WYD) is a pilgrimage of faith when the Holy Father calls his youth to himself for five days of prayer, meditation, and instruction.  With this are also much sightseeing, cultural experiences, and the opportunity to interact with Catholic youth from all over the world.  WYD brings together Catholic youth from over 150 countries to learn about their faith and celebrate it.  It is characterized by the happiness of youth being with the Pope and with each other.  At WYD 2023, participants will learn how Portuguese Catholics live their faith and also experience life in their country.  We will be traveling with other churches from our area.  Although this trip should be fun for the participants, please be aware that it is a Pilgrimage, not a vacation.  The main focus of the trip is the spiritual aspect. We have been participating in overseas pilgrimages for WYD since 2002.


Here is a video I like about WYD from JMJ, the travel agency we will be using for our pilgrimage:  https://youtu.be/Efsm4s8g2mg

Here is our STORM Promo Video with pictures from the Mission Trip: https://youtu.be/BtNZ55qeLig

STORM will be participating in a Mission Trip to Jerusalem Farm in Kansas City, Missouri June 18 - June 24, 2023. This is an amazing trip, that gives teens the opportunity to serve those in need for a week in the summer and spend time together for fun activities and prayer.  They learn about why we do service and will learn about the Jerusalem Farm Cornerstones of Prayer, Service, Community, and Simplicity. Most kids go in thinking they will be giving so much, but they end up getting more than they give!  It's open to 8th Graders & High School Teens! The application and deposit is DUE October 30!  


Here is a link to the Mission Trip Video which includes our awesome Lip Sync Battle at the end: https://youtu.be/0DdK0HmozuU

S.T.O.R.M. Youth Ministry is hosting a Retreat at Five Pines Retreat Center in Berrien Center, Michigan from Friday, February 24th at 5:00 p.m. until Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 7 p.m. Retreats are just a real fun way to get away from school, home, and all the other stresses in your life. The theme of this retreat is “No Greater Love: Relationships” and our teen leaders will be sharing about the relationships in their own 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. Winter Retreat is the BEST Retreat we do each year!  Way better than Discovery which most teens love!  Join us!

Permission slips and information sheets are available on the rack in the back of church and in the Parish Office and they are BRIGHT PINK.  They are due by Sunday, January 22! 


Watch the Promo Video: https://youtu.be/LumZ_FPxDuA

Steubenville Youth Conference. Hey current 8 – 12 graders! Join St. St. Scholastica Youth Ministry this summer for Steubenville | Mid-America // July 7-9, 2023 @ Missouri State University - Springfield, Missouri. A Steubenville Conference weekend is PACKED with dynamic speakers, worship music, Mass, Adoration and MORE! Come encounter Christ with teens from throughout the United States as we worship together and grow in our Catholic faith! We are excited that Fr. Mike Schmitz will be the priest and Sarah Swafford will be one of the speakers! We need a $75 deposit by January 22 to hold your spot.


Here is a Promo Video: https://youtu.be/hBYv_S8kygY


We will be having an Adult Parish Trivia Night Fundraiser on Saturday, February 11 to raise funds for our Mission Trip & World Youth Day Trip!  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 other 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! We will be using the gym (with our new sound system) so we can space tables out more. There will be a cash bar and light snacks will be provided and we will be selling pizza for dinner. Tickets will be on sale after all Masses January 21/22, 28/29, and February 4/5 in the breezeway 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/ZGgwv1XHbfnnhfEPA This will be a fun event for those 18 and up, so save the date!!!