We welcome the Youth Leaders for 2020 who will be assisting Red our Youth Ministry Coordinator. They will be commissioned at the Sunday evening Mass 5:00pm this weekend.
Youth Group has kicked off for 2020 and is open to those in Years 7-12. We welcome you to check it out by speaking to the Youth Leaders after the Sun 5pm Mass, who will be wearing the red lanyards, or contacting them at 0409 184 299 or by email at HoppersCrossingNorth.Youth@cam.org.au. The Youth Group meets every Sunday from 4:50pm-8:00pm!
St James Youth is the Parish Youth Group for those in Years 7-12. The Youth Group started our school holiday program braving the weather and getting our hands (gloves) dirty to conduct a Clean Up Australia event along the stream next to Season Main Park in Tarneit, last Sat 29 June.
We then spent an afternoon with prayer surrounded by nature on Tues 02 July on an Adventure Hike at MacKenzie’s Flats at Lerderberg National Park. The rains over the weekend made the river crossings an adventure indeed!
This weekend the Youth are having a Laser Tag Overnight Lock-In at St James to unwind after the last few weeks of exams.
Youth Group meets weekly on Sundays during the Term (next one: Sun 21 July) at 4:50pm-8:00pm. If you are in Yr 7-12 and want to journey with other teens from our Parish in discovering the value of faith for regular teenagers, or want more information, contact Red the Youth Coordinator at HoppersCrossingNorth.Youth@cam.org.au or on 0409 184 299 or just come and see the Youth Leaders before our weekly Youth Groups during Term.
St James Youth is the Parish Youth Group and is open to all teenagers in Years 7-12. Meeting weekly on Sundays 4:50pm-8:00pm. We welcome anyone who wants to discover what faith can mean for the everyday teenager, about journeying with others our age and discovering that life is meant to be lived at its fullest! To find out more, contact us: 0409 184 299 or HoppersCrossingNorth.Youth@cam.org.au.
Thank you to Fr Jude, Geralyn and Red for taking the St James Youth Leaders on a retreat last weekend. This year’s Leaders will be commissioned at this Sunday night’s Mass. Here is what one first year Leader had to say about her experience of the retreat:
When I was invited to the 2019 Youth Leaders Discernment Retreat, I was honestly unsure. Unsure of what this new stage in my life holds. In the days leading up to the retreat I was nervous, but I didn’t need to be. I was instantly brought into a group of amazing young adults and made to feel welcome. The retreat was an excellent experience to discover more about my own spiritual journey. I have never met people who I instantly got along with. Their welcoming and accepting nature is a reflection of the St James Parish and I am so thankful to continue on my spiritual journey with this wonderful community.
St James Youth is the Parish Youth Group, for all teenagers in Years 7 to 12. To find out more, including our upcoming events, contact us at HoppersCrossingNorth.Youth@cam.org.au or call 0409 184 299.
This upcoming weekend on Sat 17 Nov, the St James Youth Ministry will be fundraising with a Bunnings BBQ (221-231 Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing). Come and support the Youth by buying some sausages on the day!
St James Youth, a youth group for High School teens, meets weekly during the School Term on Sunday nights at 4:45pm-8:00pm where we explore and discover how God can make sense to us through activities, prayers, chats & fellowship. We invite you to come and check it out! You can contact us on 0409 184 299 or email HoppersCrossingNorth.Youth@cam.org.au. Here’s what some had to say about our extra activities during these holidays:
Hiking at the Macedon Ranges was where I personally found God in nature and in my friends. When I go on hikes with my family, I appreciate and see the beauty of the view. However, on this hike, I was able to have a new profound appreciation for God as he allows me to experience such views with those I love. Alysa, Yr 10
The aged care visit was a special one and definitely one I wouldn’t forget. It was really rewarding how they shared with us how much it meant to them that we were there, even just by sitting and talking with them. I really enjoyed the aged care visit and I can’t wait to visit again. Alexia, Yr 11