Upcoming Events

Your child is welcome to attend any and all Faith Formation and/or Youth Ministry events,
even if they have reached their 30 hours!!

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December 4, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Advent Movie Night (worth Faith Formation hours)

Location: St. Augustine's

For Students in Grades 6 - 10

Credits: 2

This Advent, we are having Advent Movie Nights for students in grades 6-10! On Sunday, December 4 from 6:00-8:00, students will watch The Nativity Story! We will see and experience what life was like for Mary and Joseph in Nazareth and Bethlehem and have a better understanding of the courage and strength they must've had in order to say yes to God. This is worth 2 Faith Formation hours! And parents, if you'd like to stay and watch with us, you're more than welcome! Just let Mrs. Mackey know!

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December 6, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Quo Vadis Discipleship Group

Location: St. Mary's

For Students in Grades 9 - 12

Credits: N/A

Quo Vadis will be meeting at St. Mary's from 7:00 - 9:00 pm! This is open to those in grades 9-12. Dinner will be provided.

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December 10, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

First Reconciliation

Location: St. Mary's

For First Communion Candidates

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December 11, 2022 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Encounter

Location: St. Augustine's Parish Hall

For Students in Grades 6 - 12

Credits: TBD

6-12 graders are invited to come to "Encounter," our new monthly youth session! This once a month session aims to bring together all of our youth for games, food, fellowship, and of course, fun! Faith Formation credit will be awarded at these sessions.

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December 13, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Quo Vadis Discipleship Group

Location: St. Mary's

For Students in Grades 9 - 12

Credits: N/A

Quo Vadis will be meeting at St. Mary's from 7:00 - 9:00 pm! This is open to those in grades 9-12. Dinner will be provided.

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December 14, 2022 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

First Reconciliation

Location: St. Augustine's

For First Communion Candidates

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December 20, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Quo Vadis Discipleship Group

Location: St. Mary's

For Students in Grades 9 - 12

Credits: N/A

Quo Vadis will be meeting at St. Mary's from 7:00 - 9:00 pm! This is open to those in grades 9-12. Dinner will be provided.

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December 24, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Children's Christmas Choir

Location: St. Augustine's

For Students in Grades PK - 12

Credits: N/A

The Christmas Choir is open to all Faith Formation and Academy students from PK to 12th grade!

The Choir will take place at 4:00 pm on Christmas Eve at St. Augustine’s.

A rehearsal will be on Friday, December 23 at 6:30 pm. Practice is mandatory for all participants. If your child would like to participate, please sign up using the link above no later than December 17th.

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December 24, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Children's Christmas Play

Location: St. Mary's

For Students in Grades PK - 12

Credits: N/A

The Christmas Play is open to all Faith Formation and Academy students from PK to 12th grade!

The Play will take place at 4:00 pm on Christmas Eve at St. Mary’s. A dress rehearsal will be on Friday, December 23 at 6:30 pm. Practice is mandatory for all participants.

If your child would like to participate, please sign up using the link above no later than December 17th.

***Please note that unfortunately, we cannot guarantee roles

If any student that is getting confirmed this June would like to come to the dress rehearsal and the Play to assist Mrs. Mackey, it will count as TWO SERVICE EVENTS! This opportunity will be limited to five teens, so be sure to email Mrs. Mackey at cmacky@syrdio.org right away if your child would like to help!

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December 27, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Quo Vadis Discipleship Group

Location: St. Mary's

For Students in Grades 9 - 12

Credits: N/A

Quo Vadis will be meeting at St. Mary's from 7:00 - 9:00 pm! This is open to those in grades 9-12. Dinner will be provided.

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December 30, 2022 11:59 PM

LIVING THE LESSON assignment due: Food Insecurity

Family Project

Our focus during the months of November and December is food insecurity. So many people in our community suffer from not having enough food to feed their family. Catholic Social Teaching based on Scripture instructs us to care for those who suffer and to assist when someone needs help. So for November and December, consider what you can do, as a family, to help those who are food insecure. Will you go shopping as a family and buy items for a family’s Thanksgiving or Christmas meal? Will you go shopping as a family and buy food to help stock a food pantry or contribute to our Turkey Day Race Food Drive? Will you run or walk the Turkey Day Race, since that helps provide funds for local pantries? What about volunteering at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter? There are so many possibilities! Decide, as a family, what you can do to make a difference this holiday season for those who have less.

AND this year, I want you to add something more into the lesson: PRAYER! How can your family include prayer into what you've done for the lesson? Will you say a rosary together, praying for those who are suffering? Will you go to Mass together and pray for the underpriviledged? Will you pray together before bed each night, with special intentions for those in need? Pray before meals each day? How will you, as a family, add prayer to this lesson?

Remember, this should take a minimum of two hours. This is due by December 30. Please be sure to send me a picture of what your family has done to receive the credit hours!

“Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me” - Matthew 25:34-35

“If you cannot feed one hundred people, then just feed one.” - St. Teresa of Calcutta

“Feed the hungry” - Corporal Works of Mercy (CCC 2447)

"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people"- Ephesians 6:18

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January 3, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Quo Vadis Discipleship Group

Location: St. Mary's

For Students in Grades 9 - 12

Credits: N/A

Quo Vadis will be meeting at St. Mary's from 7:00 - 9:00 pm! This is open to those in grades 9-12. Dinner will be provided.