YOUTH MINISTRY

FUSED 4 ~ January 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)


January: 6 th —No Session

13—Session

20—Session

27--Youth Mass


You were e-mailed a calendar with upcoming dates for the next semester.


We will be going snow tubing at Hidden Valley on Saturday, February 2 nd . We will meet at St. James

at 4:00 PM and return around 10:30 PM. Cost is $25 for snow tubing (includes dinner). If you

volunteered with the Golden Agers dinner, then your cost is only $15. Money, permission slips and

snow tubing release and waiver agreement (found in back of church) are due no later than

Wednesday, January 23 rd .


WINTER RETREAT

All youth of the Diocese in grades 9-12 are invited to join us for the Diocesan High School Winter

Retreat, Fully Known, sponsored by the Diocese of Greensburg. Come pray, share, learn, and take time

to be with God. Join us March 1-3, 2019 at Laurelville Retreat Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Register now at

the FUSED 4 Youth Ministry Office.  The cost of the retreat is $120. If you did not apply for Francis

Funds, then your cost is $90 after FUSED 4 Youth Ministry subsidizes the cost by $30.  If you did apply

for Francis Funds then the cost is only $30 The cost includes all lodging, meals and supplies for the

weekend.  In order to register for the retreat, you must turn in your check payable to St. James. Please

register for the retreat by Sunday, January 20 th . No refunds.


NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE

​​The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is the largest Catholic youth gathering in the U.S., with

over 20,000 young people, clergy and religious, and adult chaperones attending from all over the

country. A pilgrimage of faith, NCYC is an exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer, community

and empowerment for Catholic teenagers addressing a wide variety of topics including Catholic

spirituality and prayer, social justice issues, sexuality and leadership. NCYC features a huge interactive

village where hundreds of exhibitors, musicians, games, hot meals and learning centers of all types will

be available throughout the conference. ​NCYC 2019, will take place in Indianapolis, Ind., Nov.

21 through Nov. 23, 2019. Information is available here: www.dioceseofgreensburg.org/NCYC.  This

event is for current 8 th -11 th graders.  NCYC registrations will be accepted until January 20 th , 2019. In order to register for the NCYC you must turn in your check payable to St. James in the amount of $100.

Cost is $785 but you are eligible to apply for Francis Funds in the amount of $235. If you don’t apply

for the Francis Funds you will be responsible for the entire amount. The application for Francis Fund

must be submitted by June 15, 2019. For more info about Francis Funds visit:

https://www.dioceseofgreensburg.org/formation/Pages/francisfund.aspx. We will be fundraising as

well. No refunds.


You can earn money towards Youth Ministry events by volunteering at BINGO at Our Lady Queen of

Peace on a Youth Ministry Sunday. The next BINGO Youth Ministry Sunday is January 20 th . First come-

first served.