This email is a snapshot of the month of February: print it out and hang it on the fridge!
Youth Ministry News for February 2018
Simon and those who were with Him pursued Him
and on finding him said, "Everyone is looking for you."
 

Not only are we almost through with Catholic Schools Week and a day into the month of February, but we are about to enter the season of Lent in a few weeks. I love the brief snippet above (taken from this coming Sunday's Gospel). We are constantly in a state of life where we are the ones who are looking for Jesus, or at least for something more from Him. May we use this month and the upcoming time of penance to draw close to the One that our hearts seek and desire.

Below you'll find a listing of the things that are in store for our middle school and high school students this month of February. I hope that you will be able to join us for some of these offerings. May God richly bless you!

In Christ,
Bradley Barnes, Coordinator of Youth Ministry

Camp GAudeo 2018!!!

Camp GAudeo is the biggest thing we do all year - a week of middle school ministry (led by adults and high schoolers) that includes fun off-site activities and tons of opportunity to pray and grow in our relationship with Christ. Don't miss the chance for your 5th-8th grader to join us  for this awesome opportunity! Registration will remain open through May, but registrations received by March 1st are placed in a raffle for free admission!
  

First Fridays (All Grades)

This month's First Friday Youth Night will be held on February 2nd from 6:30-8:30 pm. These events happen monthly and begin with a communal meal (breakfast-for-dinner this month!) that leads into games, fellowship, and prayer. 

"Encounter" (High School)

This month there is a dynamic, high-energy event for high school youth called "Encounter Cincinnati" on Saturday, February 10th. This free event will be held at Roger Bacon High School from 7:00 - 10:00 pm.


Middle School Ministry

The February event for Grades 6-8 is a Bootcamp for Lent with games, contests, music, and craziness. It will be held in the Undercroft on Friday, February 16th from 7-9 pm.


High School Ministry

February's High School Gathering will include Evening Prayer, activities, group discussion, and more. It will be held on Sunday, February 18th from 7-9 pm in the Youth Room. 



Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, Feb. 14th - Ash Wednesday
  • Friday, Feb. 16th - Weekly Parish Fish Fry Begins!
  • Thursday, Mar. 1st - Camp Early Registration Ends
  • Saturday, Mar. 3rd - Awake Middle School Rally
Volunteers NEEDED!

Youth Ministry continues to run low on volunteers, especially for First Friday and Middle School events. However, we remain so thankful for our volunteers who have already been such a help this year. Please remember - we cannot continue to offer consistent Youth Ministry events without your help!

The link below will receive updates throughout the year with opportunities to assist us. Please consider giving your time to help grow these ministries to our youth!

GA Fathers Team

If you are a father at Guardian Angels, then there is a community designed to support you in building up the "domestic church" which is your family! Join the men of GA for an hour of prayer, scripture, catechism, song, and large and small discussion groups.  All fathers are welcome! You may join at any point throughout the year.

This Month's Topics:

Feb. 2nd - Do as I Do
Feb. 9th - Fasting
Feb. 16th - Being Catholic in a Divided Spiritual House
Feb. 23rd - Balancing Work & Family

Youth Ministry Notes
  • Don't forget to stop by any Thursday afternoon for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, starting with Family Rosary at 3:00 pm. Volunteers from from different grades and families will assist in leading throughout the months ahead!
Other Parish Announcements
  • There are tons of free resources on Formed.org! Just go to their website and make a free account with our parish code 4EVXRB
STAY CONNECTED:
Bradley Barnes | Guardian Angels | (513) 624-3148 | bbarnes@gaparish.org