Tentative YM Schedules
Aug 31, 2018
Dear Youth Ministry Board Members and Friends,
I am going to post below the tentative schedules for each of the Youth Ministry levels below. I would love your feedback on the following questions:
Please post your feedback as a comment below
- Do the dates and times work?
- Are there any conflicts with school or sports?
- Are there better days to run these events?
- Should we increase or decrease the frequency of these events?
- Are there any events or themes that we should add/subtract?
- Are there any events/themes that your would like to take a leadership role in?
- Any other feedback is always welcome
I have begun a discussion with the other parishes in Newton at the possibility of planning City-Wide Catholic Youth Trips, Events, and Outings. Here are the perceived advantages to this type of collaboration:
- Easier Transportation (With more students we can take buses instead of cars/vans) this reduces personal liability for volunteers as well.
- Group discounts - the larger our groups, the better discounts we can negotiate with vendors.
- More Churches, More Friends, One Identity - By combining parishes for outings the youth are more likely to have a friend accompany them on the trip but it also reminds us that we work as universal church as well as a particular church.
- Shared labor - each parish doesn't have to reinvent the wheel, instead we can share the work.
If you have any feedback, pro or con, to the idea of collaborating in this way, please comment below.
Tentative Full Family Youth Ministry Schedule
All Full Family Youth Ministry Events begin at 6:00 PM in the Parish Center
Friday, September 21 – Family Movie Night
Friday, October 19 – Family Movie Night
Friday, November 9 – Family Feud Night
Friday, November 16 – Family Movie Night
Thursday, December 6 – Feast of St. Nicholas
Friday, December 21 – Family Movie Night
Friday, January 18 – Family Movie Night
Friday, January 25 – Double Dare Night
Friday, February 15 – Family Movie Night
Friday, March 15 – Family Movie Night
Friday, May 17 – Family Movie Night
Tentative Middle School Youth Ministry Schedule
With the exception of December for the Christmas Party, they are all First Fridays.
All Middle School Youth Ministry Events begin at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center
Friday, October 5 – Holy Dodge Ball
Friday, November 2 – Mystery Night
Friday, December 14 – Christmas Party
Friday, January 4 – Live Mad Libs
Friday, February 1 – Cupid’s Madness
Friday, March 1 – Marshmallow Night
Friday, April 5 – Q-Tip Battleship
Friday, May 3 – Year End Party – Scavenger Hunt
Tentative High School Youth Ministry Schedule
All High School Youth Ministry Events begin at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center*
*Unless otherwise noted
Sunday, October 7 – Youth Ministry Bonfire
Sunday, October 14 – Cookies & Jesus
Sunday, October 21 – Trivia Night
Sunday, October 28 – Old School YM Games
Saturday, November 3 – Youth Ministry Day Retreat (1-5PM)
Sunday, November 11 – Veterans Night – Service Project
Sunday, November 18 – Turkeys & Pilgrims
Sunday, December 2 – Holy Dodgeball
Sunday, December 9 – Epic Spoons & Other Card Games
Sunday, December 16 – Christmas Cookies & Jesus
Sunday, December 23 – Christmas Party
Sunday, January 6 – Mystery Night
Sunday, January 13 – Marshmallow Night
Sunday, January 20 – YM Winter Olympics
Sunday, January 27 – Don Bosco Night
Sunday, February 10 – Valentine’s Day Party
Sunday, February 24 – Old School YM Games 2
Sunday, March 10 – Lenten Bible Study 1
Sunday, March 17 – Lenten Bible Study 2
Sunday, March 24 – Lenten Bible Study 3
Sunday, March 31 – Lenten Bible Study 4
Sunday, April 7 – Lenten Bible Study 5
Sunday, April 28 – Trivia Night 2
Sunday, May 5 – YM Year End Party