YOUTH MINISTRY

FUSED 4 ~ September LIFETEEN/EDGE CALENDAR

(EDGE: Grades 6 th -8 th /LIFETEEN: grades 9 th 12 th ~ St. James Parish Underground/Upper Rooms ~ 6:00-7:30 PM)

9 th —Confirmation Retreat for 8 th graders/Sponsors
16 th —1 st EDGE/LIFETEEN session
23 rd —Youth Mass at St. James at 5:00 PM with After Mass Party (AMP) to follow in the hall
28 th —6 th -8 th graders: NET Retreat at St. John the Baptist, Delmont—4:15 PM-10:45 PM
30 th —Catechist Retreat at St. James/NO EDGE/NO LIFETEEN

Looking for ways to help pay for activities/conferences/retreats? We are excited about an upcoming
year-round fundraising opportunity! We are looking for parents to volunteer to help with BINGO
roughly once a month at Our Lady Queen of Peace for a few hours on a Sunday. Please contact the
Faith Formation Office if you are interested in being put on the schedule. This is a great way to earn
money towards youth events. Please sign up ASAP. Volunteers are needed soon!

If your child is a second grader who is enrolled in Catholic School or is home schooled, please contact
the Faith Formation Office at 724-212-6740 to let us know that your child would like to receive their
First Communion this Spring and to obtain more information.

We are looking to create an additional “Upper Room” for our 6 th -8 th (EDGE) and 9 th -12 th graders
(LIFETEEN) at the St. James School. The “Upper Room” is a dedicated multimedia learning space that is
youth friendly. There is a need for an additional space like this since EDGE and LIFETEEN will be
running concurrently; each group needs to have their own room. We are looking for a chairperson to
help design and create the room environment. We also need volunteers with carpentry, painting,
electrical, multimedia skills or other skills. If interested, please contact the Youth Ministry Office at
724-212-6740. We really want to make this a special room for our youth to enjoy.

People of all ages are welcome to attend our Youth Mass on Sunday, September 23 rd at 5:00 PM at St. James. There is an After Mass Party (AMP) immediately following Mass in the church hall. Families
with a last name beginning with (A-P) are asked to bring a side dish and last name beginning with (Q-
Z) are asked to bring a dessert. We are looking for readers, altar servers, ushers and greeters in 6 th -
12 th grades for the Youth Masses. We need volunteers for the AMP in order for it to continue. Please
sign up ASAP.

6 th -8 th graders:
You won’t want to miss the NET Retreat at St. John the Baptist de la Salle in Delmont on Friday,
September 28, 2018. Cost: only $5. We will leave St. James at 4:15 and return around 10:45 PM.
Meet youth from all over our Diocese, have fun and hear what some amazing young adult speakers have to say! Confirmation students are strongly encouraged to attend! Please RSVP by Monday,
September 17 th .