High School CYO

God bless you as you enter the next phase of your life!  I’m excited to share it with you.  For a change, I’m mailing and emailing this to everyone.  Some of you haven’t given me information (email address or phone with text option on it).  If you are one of those folks and want to get CYO news, please send your info to me ASAP.

Washington participants:  I MUST have all forms and $130 in by this Sunday

Please continue to pray for everyone, young and old.  Pray for our country that is really struggling with fundamental issues.  And pray for those who have been impacted by hurricanes, fires, floods, etc.. 

We have 3 big events this month, Trunk or Treat, a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for our summer trip, and a  Halloween Duckboat Tour.

Trunk or Treat:  Everyone who wants to decorate their car will come to the parking lot at 5:45 on Saturday, Oct. 21.  I will have pizza for those who pre-order.  From 5:45- 7:15, cars are decorated and games will be set up in the middle of the lot for kids to play.  At 7:15, the children will go as a group around to the cars for their treats.

Spaghetti Dinners– We’ll sell spaghetti dinners, to be given out on the afternoon of Oct. 26th (parent-teacher conferences and volleyball tourney). I need every teen to bring a loaf of French bread, cut, buttered and wrapped in foil, either on Weds. night or send it Thursday morning. We need parents to help cook from 11- 2 on Thursday. Please contact me so I know we have help. Teens should be at the Murphy Center as quickly as you can after school.

Prayer Pilgrimage and Haunted Duckboat Tour:  See details on Oct. 29 information

NOTE: Deadline to sign up is Oct. 10th. 

Sunday, Oct. 1: Freshman Confirmation Meeting for teens and parents at 12:45 in the Murphy Center. We will also schedule a Freshman Night for CYO (your choosing of the date.)

Life Chain, a prayer experience, is from 2-3, directly across from Heron Lakes CC.  (This is also Rel. Ed. class.) 

At 6:30, We’ll have dinner and Spiritual Night with Praise and Worship. 

Weds., Oct. 4:  Adoration from 5- 5:30

Study Hall from 5:30 – 7.  House is open to all from 7-8:30. 

Sunday, Oct. 8:  6:30- Gym night and prayer service.  Bring your tennis shoes.

There will be nothing on Weds., Oct. 11, due to the Parish Leadership Meeting that I need to attend.

 Saturday, Oct. 14:  CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES, we’ll meet at Catholic Cemetery on Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. to clean up from 9 – noon.  Bring flat shovels, gloves, rakes, clippers, etc.  While there, we will say a rosary for our country, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the last apparition of Mother Mary at Fatima.  

Sunday, Oct. 15:  Rel. Ed. class from 3:30- 5:15 in the Spirit House.

            6:30 – Movie night (The Zookeeper’s Wife) 

Weds., Oct. 18:  regular schedule

Saturday, Oct. 21:  TRUNK OR TREAT.  I need all teens who are participating to be at the Spirit House at 5.  If you are bringing games, please do so at 5.  We’ll get set up at 5:30, as soon as the parking lot is clear. 

No activity Sunday, Oct. 22. 

Weds., Oct. 25:  Study hall from 5:30 – 7.  Then we’ll go to the Murphy Center kitchen to set up for our spaghetti dinner sales. 

Thursday Oct. 26:  Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser– All parent volunteers, please help make everything from 11 – 2.  I will need a couple of parents to help from 3- 3:45, to give students time to get here.  Then, teens need to help until 6:30. 

Sunday, Oct. 29:  Meet at Ft. Conde parking lot at 5 pm.  I will supply drinks and pizza for dinner.  We will take a walk around the downtown area, praying at several buildings (a Prayer Pilgrimage of sorts), eat dinner and then take the Haunted Duckboat Tour.  (This is just ghost stories on the ride, not like a haunted house.)  I MUST HAVE YOUR RESERVATION FOR THIS BY OCTOBER 8TH.  THERE ARE LIMITED SEATS.  COST IS $25 and the permission slip (see below) You may bring them that night.

NOTE:  If you don’t want to do the tour, you are still welcome to join us in the prayer experience.  Bring the permission slip, though. 

 Prayer Pilgrimage and Duckboat Tour

God bless,
Joanne Upton