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 High School Youth Ministry

Questions? Call Our Lady of Sorrows’ Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministries 
Marilyn Trumper-Samra @ 248 536-1235.
 
 
 
 

NOTE: All World Youth Day Bottle $ Can Collections were scheduled into the calendar, because it’s easier to take them out – than to put them in after the fact. As of this printing, the Portuguese Bishops have not given us dates for the 2022 World Youth Day. When they do, we’ll make our pitch for signup with costs, itinerary, etc. If you want to get on a non-obligatory reminder list about that meeting, call 248 536-1235.
 
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27 at all the Masses excluding 5:30 p.m. World Youth Day pilgrims’ Bottle and Can Collection!
 
Sunday, Oct. 13 – no meeting – I’ll be with the 6th, 7th and 8th-graders in Bowling Green, Ohio at the Holy Fire Conference! Please keep us in your prayers!
 
Saturday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. -Our Lady of Sorrows’ 7th Annual Hall Haunt, 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, Oct. 20, all Sorrows’ participants coming to the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. Gather to pray and worship in preparation for the event, and for a mandatory informational meeting. Parent (s) are expected to attend with their child to receive important information about the Conference. Info coming, not available at the time of this printing. ENCOUNTER GROW WITNESS
 

Saturday, Oct. 26 Mercy in Action, a day of service Vicariate-wide open to all! Check bulletin for details. Info not available as of this printing. ENCOUNTER GROW WITNESS

Each one should reflect on how the Lord is calling them to bring the Gospel into their particular spheres of influence both through their deeds and their words.” - Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 20

Sunday, Oct. 27 – 5:30-8:30 p.m., 9th Annual Ghost Story Telling and Caramel Apples at Vista Maria! We leave Sorrows’ Youth & Young Adult Room at 5:30 p.m. and head to Vista Maria in adult driven vans. Bring your best ghost story and be ready to tell it. Then get ready to hear the girls tell theirs! Then enjoy caramel apples and different toppings! Jesus said when we visit those in prison, we visit him! Service Hours for those who need them. PS/MF/MF due with your RSVP by Oct. 20. ?s, call 248 536-1235. While Sorrows’ teens may have the opportunity to attend this event every year – the girls at Vista Maria enjoy it for the first time. It is they whom were are there to serve. And our Lord! ENCOUNTER GROW WITNESS

Each one should reflect on how the Lord is calling them to bring the Gospel into their particular spheres of influence both through their deeds and their words.” - Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 20

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

“Family life is a daily “liturgy” of prayer, sacrifice, acts of love, service, forbearance and forgiveness – all nourished and transformed by participation in the sacraments.” – “Unleash the Gospel,” p. 24

Friday, Nov. 8, Our Lady of Sorrows’ High school Ministry is off to the airport to hand out goodie bags filled with all things made in Detroit to returning soldiers and thank them for preserving our freedom to worship, from 5-8 p.m. RSVP with your PS/MF to MTS by Nov.1 to reserve your seat in the car! FREE! Service hours for those who need them. ?s: Call 248 536-1235. Please honor the deadline, airport security needs to vet you and make your credentials ahead of time. Adults need to have taken Protecting God’s Children. Teens must have taken Called to Serve. Marilyn will provide our matching t-shirts. This is a powerful experience. We have made grown men cry. No one stopped you at the church door on Sunday and turned you back. These are some of the men and women we can thank for that. ENCOUNTER GROW WITNESS

“…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
 
Sunday, Nov. 10, @ 6:30-8 p.m. in the School Cafeteria, Jr. High and High School Ministries write the tags for the Giving Tree Gifts after the 5:30 p.m. Mass, about 6:30 p.m. Service Hours for those who need them! Call MTS to let her know you are coming, so she knows for whom she’s responsible. (248) 536-1235.
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16-17 at all the Masses excluding 5:30 p.m. World Youth Day pilgrims’ Bottle and Can Collection! Thank you for your ongoing and dedicated support! Put your bottles and cans outside your vehicle when you come to Mass, and the World Youth Day pilgrims will pick them up! We are headed to Portugal in July 2022 to see the Holy Father and Catholic pilgrims from all over the world! Please keep us in prayer – you are in ours!

Sunday, Nov. 17 – Movie Night at the Civic! Marilyn’s buying your ticket! You bring $ for concessions! RSVP with your permission slip/paperwork by Nov. 10. This calendar is being put together in Spring 2019 – hopeful an appropriate film will be playing at an appropriate time. If not, we’ll rent one and watch it in the Y&YA Room and you pay NOTHING! Watch the website, facebook and bulletin for the final word! GROW
“…Transform every aspect of the culture…”, “Unleash the Gospel” p. 20

Thursday, Nov. 21-Sunday, Nov. 24 – for those who signed up last spring head to Indianapolis, Ind., for the National Catholic Youth Conference! We join 25,000 other teens from all over the U.S. for great speakers, culturally relevant workshops taught by the best and an amazing Liturgy with dozens and dozens and dozens of priests, bishops and even cardinals! Please keep us in your prayers! ENCOUNTER GROW WITNESS

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23-24, in shifts, we work the Thanksgiving Food Basket Sorting & Loading. I need 5 people on Saturday from 4-6 p.m., four people Sunday, from 7:30 to 11 a.m.; 14 people from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and three people from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday night. You will be well-fed and hydrated – especially with fantastic homemade chili for the second Sunday shift! Dress for the weather! Service Hours for those who need them. You must have taken Called to Serve. If you sign up – please honor your commitment - we are counting on you! You are welcome to bring your phones and homework for down times. Bring a bag chair and quilt, especially if it’s cold. Call MTS at 248 536-1235 to sign up. Specially-designated adults/adult will be there in Marilyn’s place, for you to report to. ENCOUNTER GROW WITNESS

Enjoy a holy and blessed Thanksgiving celebration with your families! Gratitude from us to our Lord for all His blessings makes God’s heart sing! Everything we have, every good thing – comes from above and is a gift from the One Who Created Us! Thank Him!
 
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 friends 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 bar, 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, and be proud of what we believe! Bring a sports bag chair so you have a place to sit – and a blanket if it’s really cold! 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

“Family life is a daily “liturgy” of prayer, sacrifice, acts of love, service, forbearance and forgiveness – all nourished and transformed by participation in the sacraments.” – “Unleash the Gospel,” p. 24
 
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.

Sunday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.- Handing out Christmas Cards with cash inside to the Homeless in Ann Arbor.  Bring $5 cash. (George is buying coffee and sweets @ Starbucks!) RSVP with your ps/mf/mf by Dec. 8, so I can line up drivers, and remember to dress for the weather! This is a tremendous way to get into the Christmas spirit. Everyone who’s ever come with us finds this event memorable and meaningful! SERVICE HOURS FOR THOSE WHO NEED THEM! ?s call 248 536-1235. High School teens must have taken Called to Serve. This event has proven to be a blessing to us – and those we serve. Very memorable, an event you will think back on, many, many times! It really gets you into the Christmas spirit! 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
 
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
 
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21-22 at all the Masses excluding 5:30 p.m. World Youth Day pilgrims’ Bottle and Can Collection! Thank you for your ongoing and dedicated support! Put your bottles and cans outside your vehicle when you come to Mass, and the World Youth Day pilgrims will pick them up! We are headed to Portugal in July 2022 to see the Holy Father and Catholic pilgrims from all over the world! Please keep us in prayer – you are in ours!

A Holy and Blessed Christmas celebration to you and your families! Christ is born – glorify Him! May you and your family come to know the peace of Christ in the New Year!

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 4-5 at all the Masses, ALL missionaries to the Catholic Heart Work Camp At-Home, Away Camp or International Camp sell stock to help offset trip costs! If you plan to stay with me after the 1 p.m. Mass, and return before the 5:30 p.m. Mass, let me know so I can plan. I’ll provide your lunch on Sunday so you won’t go hungry. If you can’t make it, a parent must fill in for you. For down time, feel free to bring phones, homework, etc.
 

IMPORTANT INFO: Please find all important forms to your right.

Questions: Call Sorrows’ Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministries Marilyn Trumper-Samra @ 248 536-1235.