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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

 

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Need Help?

 

The STORM Youth Group is having 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 Group.  Please contact Jennifer at youthministry@stscholasticaparish.org or 630-985-2351x138 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 Blog

 

We have a blog for our 2017 Mission Trip that we will be updating with reflections and pictures throughout our trip: https://stormymblog.wordpress.com/  You can also see posts from World Youth Day and last years Mission Trip.  Please continue to keep us in your prayers!

Summer Mission Trip!

If you are interested in our summer Mission Trip, applications and deposits are due by Sunday, October 14 to receive priority.  We will have a waiting list and we may apply to a second camp on a different week for older teens if we need.  Please call Jennifer if you would like more information.

Holy Fire Conference for 6th, 7th and 8th Graders

Holy Fire is a conference on Saturday, October 27 from 8 am-3:30 pm featuring nationally known speakers. As a community, youth come together and they are challenged to participate in activities centered around prayer, witness and joy that perpetuate the concept of becoming missionary disciples who are not afraid to witness the faith. Ultimately, Holy Fire helps young people to see themselves as witnesses of Christ and members of a young Church.  This year’s conference features Paul J. Kim, Noelle Garcia, Josh Blakesley Band, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Mass with Cardinal Blaze Cupich.  The early bird price is $35 if you have the permission form and money in by Sunday, September 30.  We went to this event last year and it was amazing!  Please contact Jennifer for more info at 630-885-6439.

Chicago Street Ministry Experience

On Sunday, December 23, 2018, S.T.O.R.M. Youth Ministry will be hosting a trip to downtown Chicago.  We will meet at Belmont Station at 8:15 am.  We will take the train downtown and go to Mass at St. Peter’s in the Loop.  We will be passing out bag lunches to the homeless on Lower Wacker Drive.  Afterward, we will walk to Water Tower Place on North Michigan Avenue and we will go look at the windows on State Street.  Teens do have some time on their own in the Daley Plaza area at the Christkindlmarket.  Anyone interested in attending must have a permission slip, which is available on the rack in the back of church and in the Parish Office.  Permission slips are due by Sunday, December 2nd.  Times and cost information is on the permission form.  Attendance will be limited based on how many chaperones we have.  If any adults would be interested in attending, please contact Jennifer at 630-985-2351x138.

March for Life—Chicago & Youth Rally

STORM Youth ministry will be participating in the Chicago March for Life and the Youth Rally on Sunday, January 13.  We will be departing from St. Scholastica at 8 am and going to the Youth Rally with keynote speaker and singer Steve Angrisano (he is one of my favorite speakers and was with us at Steubenville this summer) and Mass at Holy Name Cathedral with Cardinal Blaze Cupich.  Then we will be walking over to Federal Plaza for the March and the Rally.  Between the Youth Rally and the March we will go out for lunch.  We will most likely return by around 5 pm.  Permission slips are due by Sunday, December 9!  The cost is only $10 and that includes transportation.  Contact Jennifer at 630-885-6439 or youthministry@stscholasticaparish.org if you would like more information.

Steubenville Youth Conference

Hey current 8 – 12 graders! Join St. St. Scholastica Youth Ministry this summer for Steubenville | Main Campus // June 28-30, 2019

A Steubenville Conference weekend is PACKED with dynamic speakers, worship music, Mass, Adoration and MORE! Come encounter Christ with over 2000 teens from 10 states as we worship together and grow in our Catholic faith! Cost to you is $150 and includes transportation, meals and admission.  We need a $50 deposit by February 24 to hold your spot.  (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 $50 – Don’t Miss Out**

We went last year and it was very powerful!

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

Join Us For a Three Day RETREAT!

STORM Youth Ministry is hosting a Retreat at Five Pines Retreat Center in Berrien Center, Michigan from Friday, January 18th at 5pm until Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm.  Retreats are just a real fun way to get away from school, home and all the other stresses in your life.  Fore one weekend, you leave all your worries behind and learn about God and all of his love.  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 due by Sunday, December 16, 2018.

S.T.O.R.M. YOUTH MINISTRY  will be meeting Sunday, December 2nd 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 have a Life Night called “RX: The Appointment” about Encountering Jesus.  The Life night includes an icebreaker, a talk by one of our adults, small groups and prayer.  Life Teen has been going great, but we welcome new teens to come try the program out.  If you would like additional information, please call Jennifer Olson at 630.985.2351x138 or e-mail her at youthministry@stscholasticaparish.org.  Join a youth community that really cares about you and wants you to be involved!  Join S.T.O.R.M. and INVITE YOUR FRIENDS (and get points)!

SUMMIT: BIBLE STUDY – Going Deeper

STORM is having a lectionary based bible study Discipleship Group on Wednesday evening from 7-8:15 pm for teens that want to go deeper in their faith!  We will be talking about the readings for the upcoming weekend this Wednesday, December 5.  Join Us!

Adoration With Praise and Worship & Social Night

On Sunday, December 9th STORM will be participating in a special kind of Adoration prayer service.  This is called XLT and it includes Praise and Worship music, a witness talk, and Adoration.  The prayer will be during our regular STORM time of 6:30-8:30 pm.  After prayer we will have a social Life Night.  We hope that you can join us.  If you have never experienced Adoration, it is a holy experience of being in the real presence of Jesus.