YM News updated August 13, 2018
Vicariate Altar Server Appreciation Day
On Saturday, August 18 from 10 am-2 pm, there will be a Mass at Our Lady of Victory Parish with Bishop Manz and the pastors of Vicariate IV recognizing altar servers. If we have enough servers who are interested, we will go together as a group, perhaps renting a van. Servers can also attend individually with a parent. If you are planning to attend, please let Jonetta Irons (email@example.com) know this week so she can RSVP.
SleepOut For Shelter
On Friday-Saturday, August 24-25, Ascension Youth Ministry will be going to Great America to participate in the Lake County PADS fundraising/solidarity event called Sleep Out For Shelter. Teens and adults will be raising a minimum of $100 to participate. After raising the money, participants will go to Great America and ride roller coasters. They will end the event by sleeping outside at Great America in solidarity with the homeless. You can find out more information at the Lake County PADS website.
Here are the instructions to join in the fun:
1) Set up a online fundraising page here (http://www.padslakecounty.org/sleepout). When you sign up, join Ascension Youth Ministry's team.
2) RSVP with Matt here (https://goo.gl/zMP5KU).
3) Publicize to raise a minimum of $100 for PADS Lake County by Wednesday, August 22.
4) Fill out & bring the permission slip on Friday, August 24 to go to Great America & sleep there overnight in solidarity with the homeless.
Go HERE for the permission slip and more detailed information.
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Ascension Youth Ministry consists of teens and adult volunteers and provides opportunities for service, faith formation and social activities. Its signature events – among many – are the Appalachia Service Project (ASP) and Youth Group meetings where we learn to bring our faith into our lives.
Ascension Youth Ministry’s (AYM) mission statement is: “a voyage of hope (from Confirmation forward) to anchor teens into a life-giving Eucharistic faith.” Why?
How is all this done? Through events offered monthly (or more!); Leadership opportunities (Peer ministry and ASP teen leaders); Retreats and lock-in’s; Social events; Service events & Mission trips; & prayer opportunities.
For more information, please contact our Youth Ministry Coordinator, Matt Goto.
On Saturday, April 21 the Austin community of St. Angela School welcomed an amazing crew of Ascension adults and teens to help build a beautiful green space where once stood only abandoned buildings. Thanks to the ASP leadership efforts of George Lyons and Paul Kraft, and a deeply embedded call to service that is the hallmark of Ascension Parish, this team helped us make great strides toward the transformation of our campus.
We prepared three large garden areas for planting; we built a retaining wall to prevent erosion; we moved four cubic yards of compost and twelve tons of cobblestone and probably another two of pebbles and sand; we constructed six Gabion benches and one thirty feet long Gabion wall. We moved slabs of marble, slabs of flagstone and kept nine wheelbarrows in constant motion.
It was wonderful for me personally to work with old friends—and the children they have raised to help others. I am proud to be part of a parish that rolls up its sleeves, and now to know that my connection to that parish was the impetus for their presence in a community that needs them so much.
On behalf of all of us at St. Angela – faculty, staff, boys and girls – thank you. We are profoundly grateful for your friendship.