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Jr. High Youth Ministry


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



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