This email is a snapshot of the month of January: print it out and hang it on the fridge!
Youth Ministry News for January 2018
They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother.
 

If you look up a different translation of the verse above (which we'll hear this Sunday), you might read that when the Magi saw the star, "they REJOICED exceedingly with great JOY." I love it when the  Bible  uses repetition to get our attention! Are we still in the joyful celebration of the Christmas season, or did we toss that out with used wrapping paper and New Year's party poppers? As Christians, we're called to foster and nourish the joy of having discovered Jesus all year long, and to look for ways to experience it anew each day. Perhaps we might have our own epiphany whereby we discover a humble Lord who loves us and has come to save us.

Below you'll find a listing of the things that are in store for our middle school and high school students this month of January. 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
First Fridays (All Grades)

This month's First Friday Youth Night will be held on January 5th from 6:30-8:30 pm. These events happen monthly and begin with a communal meal (pizza this month!) that leads into games, fellowship, and prayer. 

Middle School Ministry

The January event for Grades 6-8 is a Movie Night with snacks, fun, and craziness. It will be held in the Youth Room on Friday, January 19th from 7-9 pm.


High School Ministry

January's High School Gathering will include Evening Prayer, activities, group discussion, and more. It will be held on Wednesday, January 24th from 7-9 pm in the Youth Room. [This event has been changed from Sunday, January 21st]


Camp GAudeo - Save the Date!

 

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.   Mark June 25th - 29th 2018 in your calendars and save the date for this awesome opportunity! Registration opens Sunday, January 28th!!!
  
Upcoming Events
  • Jan. 18-20 - March for Life (HS, Offsite)
  • Sunday, Jan. 28th - School Open House (All)
  • Sunday, Jan. 28th - Camp GAudeo Registration Opens
  • Friday, Feb. 2nd - First Friday Youth Night (All)
Volunteers NEEDED!

Youth Ministry continue to run dangerously low on volunteers, especially for First Friday and Middle School events. 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:

Jan. 5th - Living God's Will in Everyday Life
Jan. 12th - Moral Absolutes
Jan. 19th - 6 Ways to Love Your Wife
Jan. 26th - Are We Called to Tolerance or Something More?

Youth Ministry Notes
  • During the School Open House on Sunday, January 28th, the Youth Room will be open for free tours to all. We will also have computers set up for families that would like to register for Camp GAudeo in person at that time.
  • 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