Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the awesome support and great times in 2018. We made some tremendous faith-filled memories that I will treasure always.
So, saying this next part is hard. I don’t like discussing money, budgets, etc. but it needs to be addressed. Unfortunately, the youth budget (along with all other budgets) has been cut substantially for 2019. I won’t go into why here- it’s just something we need to deal with and go on with our plans. I really need your input as to how to make the best decisions on those plans so I’m asking for a meeting Wednesday, Jan. 2nd at 6:30 in the Spirit House to do just that. The budget includes CHWC, ACYC, food, activities, etc. so parents and teens please come if you want your ideas heard. After going over the basic budget, those planning on going to CHWC (or want info on this mission trip) will make some major decisions about it, too. There’s lots of fundraising that will need to be done quickly.
On to the schedule (tentative):
Weds., Jan. 2nd: Planning meeting for budget and CHWC at 6:30. Parents and teens welcome and needed!
Sunday, Jan. 6th: JUNIOR CONFIRMATION CLASS will meet in the Murphy Center at 11:00 to line up for Mass. After being presented to the parish, we will have lunch and your last catechetical session until 2:00.
3:30 – Rel. Ed. class for all but Juniors
6:30 – Movie night until 8:45.
Monday, Jan.7th: If either Alabama or Notre Dame makes it to the National Championship, we’ll hold a watch party at our home. The Uptons will provide the meat – you bring a side dish or appetizer to share. Time:TBD
Weds., Jan. 9th: 5:30 –study hall, 7:00- house open until 8:30.
Saturday, Jan. 12th: FRESHMAN CONFIRMATION MORNING OF RELFECTION from 9 – noon in the Murphy Center.
Sunday, Jan. 13th: Dinner and hopefully Adoration (if not, Spiritual Night)
Weds.,Jan. 16th-Sunday, Jan. 20th – March for Life in Washington. Keep us in your prayers!
Weds., Jan. 23rd: 5:30 Study Hall. 7:00 work on the Deep Freeze Retreat (Feb. 2nd and 3rd)
Sunday, Jan. 27th: 3:30 Rel. ed. class
6:30 Gym Night
I have a great idea for “Free Hug Day” on Monday, Jan. 21st (you are out of school). Let’s discuss this for our service project for January.