Youth Ministry

Check out our NEW Youth Ministry Blog: gspyouth.blog

Teens, write for the blog! Click here for details about submitting posts for the blog. Confirmation students can earn extra building blocks. Juniors and Seniors, writing posts for a blog will look great on your resume.

EVENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS

Click here for a full list of Youth Ministry events!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gOPmVrGZ9X5SqOebE0YrKz3ncQnXdih1mB9vA-GUtZE/edit?usp=sharing 

Click here to view Youth Ministry on Google Calendar.

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/b/1?cid=eW91dGhtaW5pc3RyeXdheWxhbmRAZ21haWwuY29t

 

NOVEMBER

 

Saturday, Nov. 2- TEENS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

Boston Sock Exchange -- 9:00-11:00/12:00 at St. Ann (meet in front of Rectory)

5 Building Blocks

BSE is a ministry of our parish who visit the homeless on the Boston Common on the first Saturday of every month to bring new socks, sandwiches, water and seasonal clothing. Chaperones will be there to meet youth for this service event. The group carpools into Boston for service and returns to St. Ann between 11:00-Noon. TEENS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. THIS IS NOT A CHAPERONED EVENT. YOU MAY NOT DROP OFF YOUR TEEN TO ATTEND BY HIM/HERSELF.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Praise & Worship -- 7:00-8:00pm at St. Ann

5 Building Blocks

Join us for a time of prayer in the true and physical presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, also known as Adoration. Sing along with live worship music or pray silently. Unplug from stresses and distractions, bring your joys or your burdens, and simply spend time with Jesus at Adoration.

 

Saturday, Nov. 9 -- RSVP BY OCT 31, BY SENDING PERMISSION SLIP AND $12 TO KELLY MCPHERSON

Justice Day ($12 registration by Oct. 31) -- 12:45-5:00pm (Mass at 5:00)

St. Brigid Parish Center: 1981 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington 02421

15 Building Blocks

Justice Day is a day filled with information and thought-provoking activities, presentations, and discussions about how we as people of faith are to live the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church. Workshops vary each year. In previous years, topics have been: Justice in Domestic Violence, Cycle of Poverty, Global Poverty, Environmental Justice, Fair Trade, Life Issues, Refugees and Immigrants, Health Care, Elder Care, Clean Water, Human Trafficking, Advocating for Justice, Hunger, Homelessness.

 

Monday, Nov. 18 - RSVP ASAP

Service: Pearl St. Cupboard & Cafe -- 4:15-7:45pm (meet in St. Z parking lot for carpool)

5 Building Blocks

Slots are limited for service at Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe in Framingham. Transportation will be provided. Please arrive at St. Z for the carpool by 4:15pm. We will return around 7:45pm. Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe is located at 46 Park Street, Framingham. Their Mission: At Pearl Street Cupboard & Café at Park our mission is to give support to individuals and families who find themselves experiencing economic and personal challenges by providing food assistance and programs that promote self-sufficiency. There is no charge for our services. Some of the services that we can help you with include: groceries, hot meals, pet food when available, summer meals for school age children as well as other local assistance programs and services. Pearl Street Cupboard & Café at Park serves thousands of your neighbors each month and we rely on contributions and volunteers to do the work. We truly cannot do it without you!

 

Wednesday, Nov. 20 - RSVP by Nov. 18

Pancakes & Prayer -- 7:00-8:00 at St. Zepherin Center

5 Building Blocks

Pancake dinner and learning how to pray creatively together.

 

DECEMBER

Saturday, Dec. 7 - TEENS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

Boston Sock Exchange -- 9:00-11:00/12:00 at St. Ann (meet in front of Rectory)

5 Building Blocks

BSE is a ministry of our parish who visit the homeless on the Boston Common on the first Saturday of every month to bring new socks, sandwiches, water and seasonal clothing. Chaperones will be there to meet youth for this service event. The group carpools into Boston for service and returns to St. Ann between 11:00-Noon. TEENS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. THIS IS NOT A CHAPERONED EVENT. YOU MAY NOT DROP OFF YOUR TEEN TO ATTEND BY HIM/HERSELF.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Praise & Worship -- 7:00-8:00pm at St. Ann

5 Building Blocks

Join us for a time of prayer in the true and physical presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, also known as Adoration. Sing along with live worship music or pray silently. Unplug from stresses and distractions, bring your joys or your burdens, and simply spend time with Jesus at Adoration.

 

Monday, Dec. 16 - RSVP ASAP

Service: Pearl St. Cupboard & Cafe -- 4:15-7:45pm (meet in St. Z parking lot for carpool)

5 Building Blocks

Slots are limited for service at Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe in Framingham. Transportation will be provided. Please arrive at St. Z for the carpool by 4:15pm. We will return around 7:45pm. Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe is located at 46 Park Street, Framingham. Their Mission: At Pearl Street Cupboard & Café at Park our mission is to give support to individuals and families who find themselves experiencing economic and personal challenges by providing food assistance and programs that promote self-sufficiency. There is no charge for our services. Some of the services that we can help you with include: groceries, hot meals, pet food when available, summer meals for school age children as well as other local assistance programs and services. Pearl Street Cupboard & Café at Park serves thousands of your neighbors each month and we rely on contributions and volunteers to do the work. We truly cannot do it without you!

 

Wednesday, Dec. 18 - RSVP by December 16

Pancakes & Prayer -- 7:00-8:00 at St. Zepherin Center

5 Building Blocks

Pancake dinner and learning how to pray creatively together.

 

MISSION TRIPS!

Catholic Heart Workcamp (rising grades 9-12 for 2020-21)

Code of Conduct and Medical Form

CHWC Hartford, CT July 5-10, 2020

CHWC 2020 is July 5-9 in Hartford, CT. We will carpool from Good Shepherd around Noon on Sunday, July 5. We will have Sunday Mass that evening at camp. On Friday, July 9, we will depart Hartford to return home after breakfast. We should be back at Good Shepherd before Noon. There are 10 more spots available for teens. We are seeking chaperones as well. There is no cost to chaperones for this trip.

Payment Information:

Please send a $100 deposit payable to Good Shepherd Parish to Kelly McPherson at the parish office. The final payment of $750 is due by January 21. If you submitted an early deposit of $50, your final payment is $800 due on January 21.

More information about CHWC on their website: https://heartworkcamp.com/chwc-at-a-glance/

Catholic Heart Workcamp is from students currently in grades 8-12.

 

Teen Trip to NPH Domincan Republic (current grades 9-12 for 2019-20)

We are teaming up with St. Julia's for a teen trip to NPH Dominican Republic over this April Break 2020. The cost of the trip is $1,675.

This trip is open to all current 9-12th graders. If college students are interested, please just email me and we can explore that option together.

Check out the Youth Ministry Blog (link above) to read student and chaperone reflections from the NPH trip to Guatemala this summer.

Click here for the full informational flyer. Registration info included.


 

 

 

Ideas? Want to get more involved?

If you have any questions, ideas or want to get more involved with youth ministry at GSP, contact: Laura Tringali, Youth Minister & Director of Confirmation 
[email protected]

Permission Slip:

A general permission slip for youth ministry events (off-site) is available below:

Click Here for a Permission Slip for Any Youth Ministry Event

Service Opportunities, Fun Events, Announcements:Find us on FACEBOOK! Don't miss out: make sure to join the "Good Shepherd Youth Ministry" Facebook group to stay up to date with all the happenings of the Youth Group at Good Shepherd Parish. The more the merrier!


 

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Weekend Masses
Sat at 4 pm St Ann
Sunday
8:30am St Zepherin 
10:30am  St Ann 
5:00pm St Zepherin