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Questions? Call Our Lady of Sorrows’ Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministries

Marilyn Trumper-Samra @ 248 536-1235

 

IMPORTANT INFO: We are not a group where you have to sign up and officially join – you can come at any time, or every time - we just ask that you  honor the honor any RSVP and paperwork deadlines - and remember that you are always welcome to bring a friend and they don’t have to be Catholic!  You may find it easier to fill out and hand-in paperwork if the FIRST time you do it, you copy the Media Form and Medical Form, and submit copies for future events rather than filling out all those forms again. J

 

 
 

Thursday, Aug. 22, 7‐8:30 p.m., meeting in the Youth and Young Adult Room hear the venue and dates for next summer 2020’s Catholic Heart Work Camp Away Domestic Mission Trip, International Trip and about Sorrows At‐home Catholic Heart Work Camp. Call Marilyn Trumper‐Samra, Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, to let her know you are coming so she can best plan and offer you the best hospitality. If no one RSVPS, the meeting will be canceled. THANKS! (248) 536‐1235.  Young people who will be entering the 7th‐grade in the fall of 2019 up to and including college students are eligible for the At‐Home Camp; kids must have a freshman year of high school under their belts by the time of camp to attend the international trip – through those in college.  The away domestic mission trip is open to all young people who will be in the 9th‐grade in the fall 2019 through college. Service Hours!  Deadline to RSVP with your Mission Trip commitment will be Sept. 5. These camps traditionally fill up every year. If we don’t sign up in September, we may not get a spot. Start praying about it now, and talk with your folks about the idea. A parent along with teen (s), must be present at info meeting; excluding college students. Camp deposits are about $100.  ENCOUNTER   GROW   WITNESS

     “… the Lord may be calling us to go out, beyond where we may have gone before – even to the most unlikely places – to share the good news of Jesus with those who may never have heard it.” Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 22

      “The Lord is calling (us) to bring the Gospel into (our) particular spheres of influence both through (our) deeds and (our) words.” - Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 20

     “… Are we credible witnesses and do our lives attract unbelievers?” Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 19

        “Testimony has a unique power to touch hearts, since it is almost impossible to ignore the witness of someone who has encountered Jesus personally and whose life has been transformed by him.” – “Unleash the Gospel,” Marker 2.3

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25 - Back-to-School Goodie Bag Giveaway at all    Masses, or until the goodies are gone.  Stop by the Youth & Young Adult Ministry display outside by the fountain! Check out photos of the past year in ministry and pick up this year’s calendar and other permissions slips, etc. for junior high and high school ministries. Say “hi” after a summer away find out what’s planned for the new year! Goodie bag gifts for Families, those in high school and college and those on Travel Sports Teams! “Corny gift” for student in 7th-8th-grade.  Catholic college campus ministers want to know your son or daughter will be on campus and I can make sure they get the word! Stop by and fill out a special form. Better yet –college students come by and fill out the form! We’ll have cold Gatorade and two microwaves ready to pop  popcorn and coffee with real cream! ENCOUNTER   GROW    WITNESS

 “…transform every aspect of the culture through the Gospel – family life, education, government, business, the media, entertainment, sports, science the arts.” -  Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 20

Enjoy a Blessed Labor Day celebration with all those you love! Thank you God for the gift of work and the dignity it brings! Bless those seeking employment and ask St. Joseph’s mighty intercessions that they find work!

Wednesday, Sept. 5 – DEADLINE to register for next summer’s Catholic Heart Work Camp Domestic, At-Home or International! Get your $100 deposit in to MTS today! ENCOUNTER   GROW    WITNESS

Sunday, Sept. 8 – Rod Fishing at Spring Valley Stocked Trout Pond for HS and Jr. High and Young Adults  – just west of Chelsea! Everyone is guaranteed to catch a fish! In Matthew 4:19 Jesus tells his soon-to-be disciples “…Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Was that just for the Apostles? Or are we called to be “fishers of men”? Who are we fishing for? What’s the bait? What exactly did Jesus mean and what does this mean for us as his followers? Spring Valley provides the rods and bait – no license necessary. Dress for the weather we fish rain or shine! Marilyn’s bringing all the homemade fixings for a mouth-watering picnic lunch – for about 55 cents you pay to have our fish cleaned and deboned - and grill them right there! Don’t want to fish? That’s cool. Everyone pays $5 to be there – and for the fish you catch you pay about $7.39 per pound and most trout there are 12-16-inches long and one pound. One fish will feed two people. Catch one and share it with a friend who’s not fishing. Don’t like fish – that’s cool too! Marilyn’s picnic lunches are legendary and you won’t go hungry! Everyone who fishes is guaranteed to catch a fish! We leave Sorrows at 1 p.m. and return about 6 or 6:30 p.m. RSVP with your permission slip/media form/medical form by Sept. 3 so I can line up drivers. ?s: call 248 536-1235. If you are squeamish – George will bait your hook! GROW

     “…we are called to a renewed effort that is ‘new in its ardor, methods and expressions.” Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” page 5

     “Help us to think in new ways.” - Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 22

     “Families are at the heart of our archdiocesan efforts to unleash the Gospel, because they are the first and most important setting in which evangelization takes place.” – Unleash the Gospel, page. 24.

     “…Inviting people both fellow parishioners and outsiders, to join in the activities of the Church.” “Unleash the Gospel”, p. 22

Friday, Sept. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Messy Night!  RSVP with your PS/MF by Friday, Sept. 6. If no one RSVPs – there will be no event. It’s too expensive an evening to leave this to chance or guess work. Bring a black garbage bag to cut a hole in for your head – and wear home over your clothes. Wear old clothing that you don’t care about. Life is messy! Faith is not! The Catholic Church’s message on how to live life hasn’t changed in over 2,000 years! It’s not messy! It’s well –ordered! You can count on it! Come and learn how being faithful – can change your life for the better – and have fun going around to “messy” stations in teams, accomplish the task while being timed – and the team at the end of the night with the lowest cumulative total time – wins!  Meet in the Youth & Young Adult Room – pick up is at the same place. ?s: call 248 536-1235.   GROW   WITNESS

   Sunday, Sept. 15 after the 1 p.m. Mass in the Lower Level of the Church – Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on our Parish Feast Day – the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows!  If you have volunteered here at the parish in any ministry, helping to bring our parish and love of God to life for others in our many outreaches and service events – come down after Mass and celebrate letting your hands and feet be our Lord’s -  to others! You must RSVP to this event so they know how best to plan – watch info coming out for how to go about that!

  “The Lord may be calling us to go out, beyond where we may have gone before – even to the most unlikely places – to share the good news of Jesus with those who may never have heard it.” - Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 22

Sunday, Sept. 22, 7-9 p.m. – 7th-8th-grader in Jr. High and High Schoolers meet in the Parish Office’s Kitchen to Make Gourmet Dog Biscuits to Serve at Next Sunday’s Annual Pet Blessing! Delicious! Made out of people food! Genesis 1:25 “…God made every kind of wild animal, every kind of tame animal…” Why? Did God have a reason and purpose for creating animals? How do we know? How have animals cooperated with God in Salvation History? What do you think a pet owner thinks about the Catholic faith and its people when their animal is blessed and feted by us? What do you think God thinks? Service hours for those who need them. ?s: Call 248 536-1236! GROW 

     “…we are called to a renewed effort that is ‘new in its ardor, methods and expressions.” Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” page 5

     “Help us to think in new ways.” - Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 22

     “…Inviting people both fellow parishioners and outsiders, to join in the activities of the Church.” “Unleash the Gospel”, p. 22

Saturday, Sept. 28, Carnival Fund-raiser to benefit our parish school! Come help me run my booth which at the time of this printing is a closely-guarded secret! And you can earn service hours! Come and help most especially – but not exclusively – if you are a Sorrows’ graduate! Time of event not available as of this printing. To RSVP and let me know you are coming – call 248 536-1235. ENCOUNTER   GROW   WITNESS

     “For evangelization to have its effect we must ensure that our communities extend a warm welcome to everyone who walks through the door. “ - Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 27

     “…Inviting people both fellow parishioners and outsiders, to join in the activities of the Church.” “Unleash the Gospel”, p. 22

Sunday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m., Annual Blessing of the Pets outside the Rectory on the front lawn! Jr. High and High School Ministries meet at 2:15 p.m. outside the Youth & Young Adult Room to get together bowls of ice water, catnip and collar lights with custom dog tags. Collar lights to the first 65 dogs! Service Hours for those who need them! You must let Marilyn know you are coming, by Sept. 29 so I know whom to look for and for whom I will be responsible. THANKS! 248 536-1235! Pet Blessing takes place rain or shine! Dress for the weather! ENCOUNTER   GROW   WITNESS

Sunday, Oct. 13  the 6th, 7th and 8th-graders in Bowling Green, Ohio at the Holy Fire Conference! Please keep us in your prayers! You would have signed up for this prior to the deadline – sign’s been ongoing for past six months. ENCOUNTER   GROW   WITNESS

Our Lady of Sorrows’ 7th Annual Hall Haunt Saturday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., School Cafeteria. All parishioners invited to come, bring friends and family, hangout and build community. Begging open to all parish young people from toddlers thru 8th-grade (All children not specifically signed up with the youth minister must be accompanied by an adult.) Kids dress in costume and bring your treat bags. Go “begging” at decorated tables up and down the school hall. Vote on the top 3 BEST decorated tables for prizes. Walk through our Living Saints Museum. Free-will offering to enjoy a hotdog, chips and drink with your family! Bring an apple to dip in caramel and roll at toppings table. RSVP by Oct. 6 @ 248 536-1235 to register your family/friends and/or your candy table. Service Hours for Living Saints and teens and jr. high who hand out candy at a table.  Research a saint’s life, dress like the saint, and bring props. You don’t have to memorize your speech—you can read from note cards! Help put Jesus into the pagan holiday and share what you know to help another person learn and grow closer to God! This is a great day to BE parish! Volunteering teens need to have taken Called to Serve and volunteering Adults need to have taken Protecting God’s Children. Note: This event begins at 11 a.m. and is time structured to end at 1 p.m. It’s important to be on time or you will miss the “begging.”    ENCOUNTER   GROW   WITNESS

     “Families are at the very heart of our Archdiocesan efforts to unleash the Gospel, because they are the first and most important setting in which evangelization takes place.”  - Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 24

     “…Inviting people both fellow parishioners and outsiders, to join in the activities of the Church.” “Unleash the Gospel”, p. 22

Sunday, Nov. 3, the 10th Annual Rake & Run from 12:30-4 p.m. Open to all parishioners—singles, families, seniors, Jr. High and High School Ministries meet at Sorrows in the Youth and Young Adult Room @ 12:30 p.m., pray, set the tone for the day and get our raking orders and respective assignments. We head out to rake the lawns of parish seniors and the disabled, bagging and dragging ‘em to the curb. Families must register with Marilyn to let her know you are coming. Young people in junior high or high school coming without their families, need to have a permission slip and medical form, available in the youth room, online on the youth group’s website, or in the wall cubby outside the school cafeteria outside the cafeteria door closest to the ramp. RSVP by Oct. 27 so we can make sure we have a seat for you. Rakers at the last house enjoy Marilyn’s legendary homemade chili and non-legendary hot chocolate and talk about our experience. Service Hours for those who need them, but to qualify, you must be present from beginning, to end, especially for the wrap up talk! Bring a rake, gloves and brown leaf bags! For more info, call 248 536-1235. Parent pick-up is back @ Sorrows at the Youth & Young Adult Room. This is a beautiful family event and a way to make a signature statement about the kind of parish family Our Lady of Sorrows is. Adults need Protecting God’s Children, high school teens need to have taken Called to Serve. We rake rain or shine! Dress for the weather! ENCOUNTER GROW WITNESS

“Families are at the very heart of our Archdiocesan efforts to unleash  the Gospel, because they are the first and most important setting in which evangelization takes place.”  - Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 24

Friday, Nov. 22, from 6-8 p.m., meet in the Lower Level of the Church. Dress for the weather! We will eventually be heading over the Maintenance Garage to sort all the canned/dry goods slated for Thanksgiving Food Baskets. Please rsvp to 248 536-1235 by Nov. 15, spots are limited. ENCOUNTER GROW WITNESS

Sunday, Dec. 1, after the 5:30 p.m. Mass – parish’s Second Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony out by the fountain in front of the Church! GREAT FAMILY EVENT – Come with your families and cook S’mores at the outdoor fireplace, enjoy cinnamon hot chocolate from Mexican Town in Detroit, hot cider for all, hot toddies for adults, popcorn, pretzel sticks dipped in caramel with toppings, candied nuts, salted nuts, sing Christmas Carols and if you bring a Christmas ornament slated for your tree at home – it will be blessed by a priest! Kick off the Advent Season in community, with believers! Bring a sports bag chair so you have a place to sit – and a blanket if it’s really cold! ENCOUNTER GROW WITNESS

Friday, Dec. 6, – Movie Night in the Youth Room!   “Miracle on 34th Street!” – What a classic! Popcorn! Gatorade! Candy! Relax, kickback, get into the Christmas Spirit and enjoy a great old movie that will capture your imagination and put a spin on your halo! 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Youth & Young Adult Room! GROW

Sunday, Dec. 8, Gift Sorting in the Church for the Giving Tree, after the 5:30 p.m. Mass. For service hours from MTS, you must register with Marilyn, so that she knows you are coming. You may write tags, and not sort gifts, or sort gifts and not write tags. Call 248 536-1235. High School teens need to have taken Called to Serve. The  event is over in about 1.5 hours.

Friday, Dec. 20 – High School and junior high come right after school at 3:40 p.m., meet at the statue of the Blessed Mother in the school lobby, and we will make our way to the Y&YA Room to hang out, do homework, eat dinner, change into jeans and Sorrows’ Spirit wear, until we gear up to leave in adult –driven vans, arriving by 5:45 p.m. at Detroit Metropolitan Airport to sing Christmas Carols to folks waiting to depart! We sing from 6-8 p.m., and return to Sorrows by 8:30 p.m. Wear Sorrows’ Spirit Wear and jeans or a solid white shirt—and blue jeans! We’ll hand out Goodie Grabs to passersby! You don’t have to sing well—or even think you have a good voice! God made you who you are and God is pleased with the voice he gave you! We just sing together and have fun! But you must come prepared to sing! You should have a general understanding of how our Catholic Christmas Carols go and sound. You will be given the words and songs in a small “book.” RSVP with your PS/MF/MF by Dec. 13 so I can line up drivers and so the airport can vet you and credential you!  Service Hours for all!  ENCOUNTER   GROW   WITNESS

“…Transform every aspect of the culture…”, “Unleash the Gospel” p. 20

“…we are called to a renewed effort that is ‘new in its ardor, methods and expressions.” Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” page 5

     “Help us to think in new ways.” - Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 22

     “The Lord may be calling us to go out, beyond where we may have gone before – even to the most unlikely places – to share the good news of Jesus with those who may never have heard it.” - Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 22