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YM News updated March 21, 2019
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The next meeting is on Sunday, May 19 from 3pm-5pm, followed by the 5pm Mass. All Candidates should come to this meeting. The sponsor or one parent should join the Candidate for this meeting.
High School Girls Basketball Church League
There seems to be some interest in a High School Girls Church League. Please note that girls on a high school basketball team cannot participate in the Church League. Tentative first game would be the first weekend of April. If you are a high school girl and would be interested in playing, please contact Matt Goto as soon as possible to express interest.
High School Boys Basketball Church League Wrap-up
The season has finished for the High School Boys Basketball Church League. Everyone involved did their best!! The Sophomore team ended up the regular season in third place! The sophomore and junior teams both made it to the second round of the playoffs. The sophomore team finally was defeated in the third round. Congradulations to everyone involved! Here’s the regular season rankings for Ascension’s four teams.
Freshmen 3 wins - 5 losses
Sophomore 6 wins - 2 losses - Post-season - 1 win
Junior 5 wins - 4 losses - Post-season - 1 win
Senior 4 wins - 5 losses
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High School Youth Group
Come have fun learning about God with High School teens from Ascension! This group meets 2-3 times a month on Sunday evenings following the 5pm Mass. We explore our faith in hands-on, enjoyable ways that helps us become better friends and disciples of Jesus. This is open for all high school aged teens. We are also looking for adult volunteers who enjoy spending time learning about our faith with high schoolers. Please contact Matt if you are interested in checking this out or would like to help in some way.
Pairing up with Other Parishes for Events such as:
St. Luke Parish Youth Mass & High School Youth Group - Every 3rd Sunday of the Month - 5 pm-7:30pm
High School Boys Basketball Church League - Practices will start in early November and games will start in early December and run through the middle of March.
Other events/trips such as trips to Feed My Starving Children, trips to Our Lady of the Angels for their mobile food pantry (first Saturdays of the month in the morning), Vespers services at the Monastery of the Holy Cross (Friday/Saturday evenings generally about once a month) - all trip dates TBD
Looking for Chaperones and Volunteers
Please consider being a volunteer or chaperone with Youth Ministry. There are all kinds of ways that you can help with or without spending time with the youth. For example, we are looking for parishioners to be in a prayer group to help support the youth through prayers or to volunteer to send a care package to a starving college student. We are also looking for parishioners to help with a more of an active/hands-on role. If you feel a calling to support Ascension’s Youth Ministry in some way, please contact Matt and together we can figure out the best way for you to serve!
Ascension Youth Ministry consists of teens and adult volunteers and provides opportunities for service, faith formation and social activities. Its signature events – among many – are the Appalachia Service Project (ASP) and Youth Group meetings where we learn to bring our faith into our lives.
Ascension Youth Ministry’s (AYM) mission statement is: “a voyage of hope (from Confirmation forward) to anchor teens into a life-giving Eucharistic faith.” Why?
How is all this done? Through events offered monthly (or more!); Leadership opportunities (Peer ministry and ASP teen leaders); Retreats and lock-in’s; Social events; Service events & Mission trips; & prayer opportunities.
For more information, please contact our Youth Ministry Coordinator, Matt Goto